Bioethics Research sites and suggestions

Washingon Insider

For updates about the relationship between governmental policy and bioethics (with a Catholic focus), the National Catholic Bioethics Center published the Washington Insider.  It is produced quarterly by Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-life Activities, and William Saunders, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel of Americans United for Life.

Much of the information about policy and research is useful for non-Catholics.For instance, in the recent issue Saunders refers to the the following review article:

Thorp, John M. Jr.  “Public Health Impact of Legal Termination of Pregnancy in the US: 40 Years Later.” Scientifica. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 980812, 16 pages.  Thorp is from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Here is the most Summer 2013 issue of Washington Insider.


Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.