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. http://dx.doi.org/10.6064/2012/980812/. 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.