The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in Great Britain has given approval for the Francis Crick Institute in London to begin altering the DNA in embryos. The embryos will be acquired through in vitro fertilization procedures and are to be killed after 14 days of life. Such callous disregard for human life reveals the inhumanity of in vitro fertilization procedures […]
Here is an article from Crux that discusses the pros and cons of the adoption of IVF embryos. In includes some quotes by UFL member Janet E. Smith. “A Catholic dilemma: Should IVF embryos be adopted?” by Michael O’Loughlin
On April 29th Marquette Students for Life and Marquette University Faculty for Life sponsored a lunch and evening talk by Melissa Moschella, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University of America and Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. She spoke on the detrimental physical, psychological, social, and spiritual effects of IVF on the […]
UFL member John M. Grondelski has written an article, “The Family & Biology: Challenges of the Artificial Reproductive Technologies,” in Teologia i moralność (Theology & Morality), 15:1 (2014), 149-65. The journal is published by the Theology Faculty of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
UFL member John M. Grondelski (moral theology) recently interviewed Jennifer Lahl about her three documentaries on artificial reproduction, surrogacy, artificial insemination, and egg donation. “Breeders: A Subclass of Women? — John Grondelski Interviews Jennifer Lahl on Her New Documentary,” in Human Life Review, 40:2 (Spring 2014), 105-12.
Shirley Darby Howell, Professor of Law at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, wrote “The Frozen Embryo: Scholarly Theories, Case Law, and Proposed State Regulation” for the Human Life Review (Spring 2013) and DePaul Journal of Health Care Law (Vol. 14.3:407). She looks at possible state laws that would resolve disputes about […]
Here is a good article by Bill Saunders on the NY Times article on “selective reduction.” http://www.lifenews.com/2011/08/24/selective-reduction-abortions-higlight-art-problems/ Richard M.
The New York Times article discussing the growing practice of “twin reduction” abortions continues to generate responses. The practice permits parents expecting two healthy babies to abort one of them, usually for lifestyle reasons. William Saletan, writing at Slate, considers why those who are pro-choice are so disturbed by twin reduction abortions. His answer is […]
University Faculty for Life member, Gerard Nadal, has a series of essays posted on Lifesite News arguing that the declaration on certain questions on sexual ethics by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Persona Humana, does not foreclose embryo adoption by faithful Catholic couples. Dr. Nadal points to a statement by Archbishop […]
Last week, I posted an item about the NY Times story on selective reduction. http://uffl.org/blog/?p=1493 There has been continuing commentary on this story. Here are links to a couple of posts on the Mirror of Justice blog. Here http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2011/08/the-failure-of-liberal-bioethics.html and http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2011/08/the-real-test-of-pro-choice-honesty.html Richard M.