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Change of heart - Dr. Anthony J. Caruso

In 2010 an eminent Chicago IVF doctor left his practice of creating babies in Petri dishes. This is his story.  Read more...

Changing Behavior Real Key to Stopping AIDS - Wesley J. Smith

One of my most searing experiences was moving to San Francisco in mid 1992 at the height of the AIDS catastrophe.   Read more...

Clear Ethical Thinking and the Tyranny of Relativism - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

I once asked a young physician whether he had received any training in medical ethics during medical school.   Read more...

Clone the French! - Wesley J. Smith

Big News! The French parliament just passed the Brownback-Landrieu Bill outlawing all human cloning.  Read more...

Cloning at the Crossroads of Humankind - Nigel M. de S. Cameron

The world changed when it was announced in February of 1997 that scientists working for a private research institute in my former homeland of Scotland had cloned a sheep. The world was taken by total surprise. Technology first, typically by surprise; ethics and policy later, if at all. Four years later, here in the U.S. we still have no policy. There are few more worrying facts in the modern world. Let me offer three comments.  Read more...

Conscience, Coercion, and Healthcare - Helen Alvare, Gerard V. Bradley and O. Carter Snead

Never before in American history has any administration – state or federal – been so willing to force religious institutions out of business.   Read more...

Contraceptive Contradictions - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

The Catholic Church remains almost a lone voice in our age defending the view that contraceptive sexual activity in marriage is wrong.   Read more...

Couples Ask: What’s Wrong With In-vitro Fertilization? - Tim Drake

Catholic teaching has called in-vitro fertilization techniques immoral for decades. But most Catholics still haven’t heard the news.  Read more...

Danger Zone - Wesley J. Smith

In the court (and courts) of life and death, a little 11-year-old Massachusetts girl named Haleigh Poutre could be the next Terri Schiavo.  Read more...

Debating the Embryo's Fate - Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

The debate over embryonic stem cell research continues to escalate in our country, and remains a topic of significant public interest.  Read more...

Defending the Dignity of those with Dementia - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

I once heard a remarkable story from a woman named Cecilia sitting next to me on a long flight.   Read more...

Difficult Pregnancies, Precarious Choices, and the Absolute Value of Innocent Live - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Some medical conditions can be made worse by becoming pregnant.   Read more...

Dissolution of bioethics council is a loss for America - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Last month, President Barack Obama quietly disbanded the President's Council on Bioethics, a deliberative body whose changing cast of erudite and ideologically diverse members had spent the past eight years thinking through today's toughest moral questions.   Read more...

Do Embryos Have Souls? - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

People are sometimes surprised to hear that the wrongness of destroying a human embryo does not ultimately depend on when that embryo might become a person, or when he or she might receive a soul from God.   Read more...

Does the Catholic Church Have Doubts About Brain Death? - Father Tad Pacholczyk

The Catholic Church has long acknowledged the role of the medical professional in declaring death.   Read more...

Down the slope we slide - David Warren

So it will soon be legal in Britain to hybridize humans with other species, and grow humans from embryo for "scientific research" -- however medically unnecessary.  Read more...

Embryology: Inconvenient Facts - William L. Saunders, Jr.

In the ongoing debate about cloning human embryos for research, and about destroying them in order to harvest their stem cells, it is important to keep some basic facts in mind. Our moral analysis must be built upon fundamental scientific truths. If we obscure the facts, then we will not think clearly or act responsibly about these issues.  Read more...

Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Dead End? - Michael Cook

It is now all but certain that human embryonic stem cells will not deliver cures to dread diseases. Apologies, anyone?   Read more...

Establishment Bioethics - Sean Murphy

The term 'bioethics' is frequently used as if it denotes a single ethical system. In fact, bioethics is simply a branch of ethics, and the term is frequently used as an imprecise label for a range of ethical theories in medicine and medical research.  Read more...

Ethical Blind Spots - Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

When I traveled to Auschwitz a few years ago, one question played over and over in my mind: Did they know?  Read more...

Facing Death in Solidarity and Hope - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

When I make presentations on end-of-life decision making, I sometimes have audience members approach me afterwards with comments like, “You know, Father, when my mom died 6 years ago, and I look back on it, I’m not sure my brothers and I made the right decisions about her care.”   Read more...

Facing Terminal Illnesses Realistically - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

In modern times, dying is more and more often portrayed as a cold, clinical reality to be kept at arm's length, relegated to the closed doors of a hospital, almost hermetically sealed from the rest of our lives. When it comes to the event itself, we diligently work to avoid confronting it, addressing it, or acknowledging it.   Read more...

Facing the effects of same-sex parenting - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph. D.

In March, 2013, the British paper The Independent ran an article entitled, "Children in gay adoptions at no disadvantage: Research confirms same-sex couples are just as good at parenting as heterosexuals."   Read more...

Far from Perfect - Ryan T. Anderson

A review of Michael Sandel's The Case against PerfectionRead more...

Fire in the Clinic! - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

One argument that is often made to justify destroying human embryos begins like this:  Read more...


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