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  • Bioethics expert says ‘de-valuing’ human beings is 21st century malady

    Bioethics expert says ‘de-valuing’ human beings is 21st century malady

    Dr. John Haas, President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, says that beneath specific conundrums that arise in the field of bioethics these days lies a deeper challenge that the Catholic Church is uniquely equipped to address: A ‘de-valuing’ of human beings, which turns the weak and vulnerable into commodities to be exploited by the wealthy and powerful.

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  • Colorado case spotlights divorce dilemma on frozen embryos

    Colorado case spotlights divorce dilemma on frozen embryos

    After Sofia Vergara’s court battle over frozen embryos made news, other cases are coming to light. In Colorado one woman is fighting to keep her embryos for future implantation while her ex-husband wants them to be destroyed.

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  • We need to resist brave new world of ‘Gattaca’ before it’s too late

    We need to resist brave new world of ‘Gattaca’ before it’s too late

    It became official this week: We can now edit the genetic material of embryos. It’s being hailed as a major breakthrough to fight disease, but as the movie “Gattaca” so brilliantly demonstrated two decades ago, there are numerous, profound ethical questions when such a practice is normalized. If we wait for our grandchildren to resolve them, it will be too late.

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