Life & Family~Life and Bioethics



The Morality of Prenatal Diagnosis
Prenatal diagnosis - procedures such as amniocentesis and ultrasonography - in and of itself, is not evil. But it can be evil if the intention of undergoing such testing is to procure an abortion if the unborn child is determined to be "defective."

Couples Ask: What’s Wrong With In-vitro Fertilization?
Catholic teaching has called in-vitro fertilization techniques immoral for decades. But most Catholics still haven’t heard the news.

An Outreach To Abortion-Seeking Women
While many abortions are procured for selfish reasons, a not insignificant number of abortion-seeking women do choose life for their babies when provided with loving alternatives.

Cardinal Rigali on NIH Guidelines
The NIH guidelines mark a new chapter in divorcing biomedical research from its ethical foundation – respect for life at all stages.

Bioethical Questions Addressed in Vatican Released "Dignitas Personae"
An interview with Father Thomas Berg LC, executive director of the Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person and member of the Ethics Committee of New York’s Empire State Stem Cell Board.

The Problem of Evolution
Facts and theories of biological evolution.

Just Another Baby?
Sometimes putting your faith in God is easier said than done.

No Amnesty For the Unborn
Cardinal: Withdraw Support For Rights Group

Contracepting and the Environment
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the American Pharmacists Association begin a major public awareness campaign regarding contamination that’s resulting from soaps and pharmaceuticals, including birth control.

Pain, Diabetes And Dementia
Research highlights medical risks of vasectomies.

Coma Patient Wakes Up
New technique for brain injuries.

S-Chipping Away Pro-Life Protections?
Catholic, pro-life groups fighting SCHIP provisions.

Shut Down!
Resistance movement halts abortion business. Planned Parenthood didn’t plan for this.

Blood Money
Vatican taking a look at rrgan trafficking.

Campaign Re-Energizes
Pro-Life Movement

Abortion Activists’ ‘Plan B’
Catholic Apprehension Over National Campaign to Target Church Hospitals

Humanae Vitae at 40
80 Groups Spotlight Birth-Control Encyclical

Pharmacists Win Washington Victory
TACOMA, Wash. — Pharmacists’ right to exercise their conscience won a victory, even if it proves to be short-lived.

Who’s Minding the Mint-Maker
Prolife profile.

A Knack for Hard Knocks
Rethink RU-486. Abortion leaves deep emotional scars.

The Year of the Embryo
Scientific breakthrough helps advance pro-life cause.

Victim’s Mom Battles Death Penalty
WASHINGTON — Vicki Schieber is a crusader for justice: Her 23-year-old daughter Shannon was brutally murdered by a serial rapist in 1998.

Human-Animal Embryos
A Catholic view on the animal-human embryo research recently approved in England.

Abortion’s Anguish
Pro-Lifers concerned about research's bias.

The Clone Killers
California claim fuels stem-cell debate.

Seattle Scientist Launches Pro-Life Biotech Firm
SEATTLE — A new biotechnology firm has been set up to develop treatments and vaccines without resort to aborted fetal tissue or embryonic stem cells.

Pro-Lifers against African American Genocide
In America, a black baby is 5 times more likely to be aborted than a white child. Catholic pro-life video advocates for the protection of the life of Black babies in the US.

Last Option for Life
The answer is Christ. He is beyond politics.

Hyde’s 4 Rules for Pro-Lifers
We don’t have to be politicians to imitate Henry Hyde. Every citizen in a democracy has a political role.

We Won’t Go Away
America, we won’t go away. Many people wish we would, and heaven knows we would rather be doing almost anything else. But we can’t go away, and we won’t.


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