Navigation Links
Legalization of Therapeutic Abortion in UAE on the Cards

A senior official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said the government is working to draft a law allowing therapeutic abortions, as part of the country's prevention// programme of genetic disorders.

"We are studying it from two ways: on the mother or child's health. But the choice to have the abortion will be under the umbrella of religion. Whatever we decide has to be within the religious and social environment," Ali Shakar of the ministry of health was quoted as saying in Gulf News Thursday.

According to the draft law, it will be legal to terminate fetuses with severe genetic disorders such as thalassemia.

Abortion is currently prohibited in the UAE unless it is to save the life of the mother. But some Islamic scholars argue that abortion of a diseased fetus is also allowed as long as it is younger than 120 days.

About one in 12 Emiratis carry the gene for thalassemia, a genetic disease characterized by the breakdown of oxygen-rich red blood cells, and other haemoglobinopathies.

Other than thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, genetic disorders that may be also eligible for abortion include Trisomy 21 or Down's syndrome, caused by triplication of the 21st chromosome, said Shakar.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Legalization Of Euthanasia Would Not Affect Patient’s Trus
2. Legalization of Abortion in Mexico City Raises Heckles
3. Understanding Chronic Infections May Help in Developing Therapeutic Vaccines
4. Therapeutic cloning by regenerating stem cells from heart muscles
5. Therapeutic Genes Transferred By Viral Vector Through T Cell Masking
6. Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody Production Is More Profitable Than Small Molecule Drugs
7. Functional Differences In Estrogen Receptor Could Be A Therapeutic Target
8. Clinical-trials Show Increased Therapeutic Activity of Pycnogenol than Daflon
9. Safety of Cancer Therapeutic Viruses Enhanced
10. Researchers Enhance Safety and Effectiveness of Therapeutic Virus that Fights Cancer
11. Human Embryonic Stem Cells Could Be Later Used In Therapeutic Cloning
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified ... be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major ... only offer a one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With ... fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Plano, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... taking part in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients ... for an award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Tenn. , June 24, 2016  Arkis ... providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid ... in funding.  The Series-A funding is led by ... Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new ... neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: