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.

Source-IANS/M
'"/>




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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/6/2018)... , ... October 06, 2018 , ... Why is that ... bone in their body is visible? San Luis Obispo nurse practitioner , Carol ... more to do with the human primitive body response and little to do with ...
(Date:10/6/2018)... ... October 06, 2018 , ... Jose Rodriguez- Feliz M.D is ... Haute Beauty, well known for their exclusivity, and luxurious lifestyle publication is privileged ... newest addition to the Haute Living network. , Haute Beauty consists of ...
(Date:10/5/2018)... ... October 05, 2018 , ... ... announced their support of the 14th annual Major Rob Soltes Memorial Golf Tournament ... golf tournament will be held on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th at Oak ...
(Date:10/5/2018)... ... ... Headquartered in Bedford Park, Illinois, United Security Health & Casualty ’s ... Department of Health and Human Services released a new rule regarding short ... which takes effect on October 2, 2018, is increasing the maximum duration of short ...
(Date:10/5/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... October 05, 2018 , ... ... partnership that will greatly enhance Operative Neurosurgery’s Surgical Video section, which currently includes ... virtual reality to Operative Neurosurgery. Under this partnership, a select number of surgical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, elite plastic surgeon of New York ... League-educated, Board Certified woman plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the ... exclusivity, and luxurious lifestyle publication is privileged to present Dr. Preminger as a leading ...
(Date:10/6/2018)... , ... October 06, 2018 , ... ... open a new episode focusing on preventive medicine. The program focuses on topics ... this segment will be highly educative. , Physicians practice preventive medicine to keep ...
(Date:10/6/2018)... ... 06, 2018 , ... The global wellness industry grew 12.8% in the last ... according to an in-depth research report, the 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor , ... ten markets that comprise the global wellness economy provides fresh evidence that wellness remains ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: