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A court in Scotland has ruled that two Catholic midwives have a right to refuse to help in any way with abortions or scheduling abortions. The Edinburgh court upheld last Wednesday the right to conscientious objection for Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood. They had lost an early case, when a judge found that sched...read more
Articles from section "Health Care and Illness"
Caleb Beaver died at age 16 on Christmas Day in 2011 due to a previously undiagnosed congenital malformation of his blood vessels. His devastated parents agreed to the donation of his heart, …read more
By Junno Arocho A grassroots movement started by several Catholic women has formed in New Orleans in response to what the women say is an infringement on their religious freedom. The protest …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
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called on Congress to address the crisis in health care sparked by the Obama administration’s …read more
The International AIDS Conference, held recently in Washington, confirmed that a new range of better medications are available to combat the HIV virus and more people are receiving life-saving …read more