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Philippa Taylor

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Philippa Taylor is Head of Public Policy at CMF. She has an MA in Bioethics from St Mary’s University College and a background in policy work on bioethics and family issues.
Philippa Taylor

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Abortion and mental health: is there a link?

This is a question that has been the subject of many a debate in academia, in politics, in the public square and amongst those directly affected by abortion. In an attempt to provide a more definitive answer the Department of Health and the Royal College […]

This week’s hot topic is not PC

This week’s hot topic is not one many people have thought much about. But organ donation, and particularly ‘presumed consent’ (PC), is one we will all have to start thinking much more about in the next five years.  It was one of three debates on […]

Altering the Body: the rise and rise of cosmetic surgery

This week the 90 second daily 4thought.tv programme on ethical topics tackles cosmetic surgery, under the headline ‘is it right to alter the body?’ It seems that many are answering ‘yes’ to this. In 2006 nearly £500 million was spent in Britain on nips, tucks […]

HPV vaccine Goes global

A year or so ago my twelve year old daughter was told that all her class were to be given the vaccination against the sexually transmitted HPV virus, assuming they consented to it. All her peers went ahead, probably with little thought on it. However […]

Stillbirths: tragedy and controversy

New figures from The Lancet reveal the tragedy of the scale of stillbirths, estimated at around 3 million worldwide, every year; or more than 8,200 stillborn babies a day. This vast number eclipses deaths from AIDS/HIV and many other diseases that get far more money. […]