Bioethics for the Rest of Us

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Monday, Jul 9, 2012 - 7pm ET

Fr. Tad Pacholczyk answers:

What can you tell me about the food companies that use stem cells for flavor enhancement?

For a person of advanced age who is refusing to eat, is a feeding tube always necessary?

Do twins who were enjoined in-utero have two souls?

Could you address the issue that some facilities refuse to remove the enteral feeding tube, even when it’s necessary?

I was told that fetal stem cell research is promoted because the products can be patented, while they cannot in adult stem cell research -- is this true?

Regarding the HHS Mandate, why does the Catholic Church think that it can impose itself upon people who are in favor of abortion and contraception?

We removed my mother-in-law’s feeding tube 15 years ago, and since that time have second-guessed ourselves -- how do we deal with this?

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