- Nov 26, 2020
While confusion has arisen in recent days in the media over “the moral permissibility” of using the COVID-19 vaccines just announced by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna, it is not “immoral to be vaccinated with them,” the chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ doctrine and pro-life committees said Nov. 23.
Currently, seven states and the District of Columbia allow assisted suicide — a physician-aided agreement to end a patient’s life based solely on the patient qualifying for death under state law — determined to be terminally ill or otherwise incapacitated in the state’s view.
O. Carter Snead argues all law and policy is made for the sake and protection of persons. As such, at the foundation of every law is an animating premise about human identity and flourishing — an “anthropology,” in the basic and original sense of the term.
The treatment that President Donald Trump has received to fight COVID-19 has turned the focus on an experimental drug that shows promise in combating the coronavirus but is raising ethical questions about the cell line that helped researchers develop the medicine.
The French bishops’ conference has urged Catholics to join mass protests against a government-backed bioethics bill that would liberalize abortion and embryo research and allow in vitro fertilization for lesbians and single mothers.