France considers extending medically assisted procreation to lesbian couples, single women

The French ministers for health, justice and research are to present on Wednesday the government’s proposed bioethics legislation, which includes provisions for extending medically assisted fertility techniques to all women, including lesbian couples and single women. Written by Radio France Internationale New bioethics laws must be passed every seven years, and this one will include…

High Court rejects Sisters In Islam’s challenge against ‘deviant’ fatwa and directs group to Shariah courts

The High Court in Malaysia has announced it does not have jurisdiction to hear SIS’ judicial review application in response to the 2014 Selangor fatwa which declared the organisation ‘deviant’. SIS will either appeal this decision or pursue the challenge in the Shariah courts. Written by Ida Lim, Malay Mail Kuala Lumpur, Aug 27 —…