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While Draft Law is Debated in Parliament, Bishops Call for Protection of Conscientious Objection and Promotion of Palliative Care
The proposal of law for the approval of assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada has been met with the firm opposition of the Bishops of the province of Saskatchewan, concerned particularly about the impact the legislation could have on the weakest, in particular the elderly. In the first place, the Prelates r...read more
Articles from section "Bioethics"
Catholic bioethics is not a list of rules, just as Christianity itself is not a list of rules. Rather, bioethics is a roadmap to help us fulfill our vocation to become other Christs. This is …read more
On August 28 the European Court of Human Rights declared that access to pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) must be allowed. The court decision dealt with Law 40/2004 on assisted …read more
Primum non nocere. First do no harm. This edict has been part of medical ethics since the time of the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, in the fifth century B.C. It is found in the …read more
By Junno Arocho The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), a research center whose mission is to promote the dignity of the human person, published a set of guidelines aimed to help …read more
Here is a question on bioethics asked by a ZENIT reader and answered by the fellows of the Culture of Life Foundation. Q: I am a theology teacher in an all-boys Catholic high school in New …read more