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Natural law: the current fundamental approach to resolving tricky bioethics questions

10 March 2016

Bioethics debates are often divided between utilitarian or “ethical” perspectives and a Kantian approach to ethics.  There is, however, an alternative...

Pontifical Academy for Life: the Pope invites the health professions not to forget “humanity"

04 March 2016

  “Doctors and all health workers must never abandon a blending of science, technical expertise and humanity”. His comments came in an address to...

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill discuss bioethical issues

15 February 2016

During a meeting in Havana on 13 February 2016, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill signed a joint declaration. Point 21 of their declaration concerned...

Portuguese MPs ignore the presidential veto and vote in favour of adoption by homosexual couples

11 February 2016

“On Wednesday”, the Portuguese Parliament “confirmed the unanimous decision of MPs to authorise adoption by homosexual couples”. The law, which had its first...


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