Bioethics for the Rest of Us

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Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 - 7pm ET

Fr. Tad Pacholczyk answers:

Is there anything that can be done on a national level to teach high school students about life issues?

What is the Church’s teaching on abortion in the case of an ectopic pregnancy?

If a woman takes birth control for a medical reason, can she continue to take it after she marries?

The doctors left me to decide whether to take my sister off of her ventilator, and she took one last breath after they turned it off -- did I do the right thing?

Does the criteria of brain death satisfy the admonition that the loss of a single organ does not constitute death as Catholics understand it? Why is an anencephalic child not eligible to donate organs?

Do you know anything about research being done in Europe for the treatment of diabetes with adult stem cells?

I’ve always understood that you can’t harvest someone’s heart, because you would have to kill them to do so -- is this true?

 

Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions And Answers For Catholics
"Medical and technological advances over the last decades have left millions of Catholics grappling with tough issues. Life Issues, Medical Choices not only provides answers to many questions troubling Catholics, it also supplies fundamental principles of Catholic thought to help readers arrive at morally sound decisions in those areas that have yet to be settled."