• No, a Consistent Ethic of Life doesn’t mean going soft on abortion

    No, a Consistent Ethic of Life doesn’t mean going soft on abortion

    • Oct 21, 2016

    Critics have seen the idea of a ‘Consistent Ethic of Life’ as code for ignoring or playing down abortion, and in some cases they may have a point, but that’s not how the vast majority of Church leaders such as Pope Francis see it.

  • A Catholic dilemma: Should IVF embryos be adopted?

    A Catholic dilemma: Should IVF embryos be adopted?

    • Dec 3, 2015

    As more Americans than ever before turn to in vitro fertilization to create families, a surprising ethical question — what to do with thousands of embryos stuck in a sort of frozen limbo — is dividing US Catholics who call themselves pro-life, with some calling for the embryos to be adopted, while

  • Suit over in vitro fertilization can go to trial

    • Sep 5, 2014

    A lawsuit by a former Roman Catholic schoolteacher who says she was fired by a northern Indiana diocese for trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization can proceed to trial, a federal judge has ruled. In a mixed ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. in