- Apr 16, 2021
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.
A newly proposed sexual reproductive health law is causing concerns for the bishops of the Ivory Coast, and a warning against “powerful and wealthy donors” having undue influence in the country.
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.
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.
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
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