Archive for the ‘Fetal Development’ Category

Time article on premature viability study

Time Magazine ran an article discussing the possible impact of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the viability of premature babies which showed that a small percentage of babies born at 22 weeks could survive if given the proper treatment.”How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate,” by […]

What biologists affirm

As I was preparing for the upcoming issue of ProVita, I ran across this book on Amazon: Embryos Under the Microscope: Ths Diverging Meanings of Life, by Jane Maienschein. The author claims to be giving a history of the human knowledge of embryology so that ethical decisions can be based on accurate scientific information. What I found […]

Another Article about Dr. Jérôme Lejeune

Here on the National Catholic Register web page is an article about Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, “father of modern genetics,” candidate for Catholic sainthood, and former adviser to UFL. The focus of this article is on the U.S. Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, which continues the work he started to help care for people with Down’s Syndrome and to look for […]

Three Ted Talks on Fetal Development that Help Build the Prolife Case

Most academics are aware of TED talks – a global initiative to make short (18 minutes or less) speeches on important and interesting topics available for free via the worldwide web.   This can be a great resource for academics who want to introduce videos into their teaching.  Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we’re […]