Medical Ethics

August 26, 2014

Battle to Halt Ebola Epidemic Needs Concerted Effort, Vatican Adviser Says

Catholic organizations are ‘very active,’ Msgr. Robert Vitillo said, but there is no structured international network of volunteers.

May 8, 2013

Doctor Calls Stem-Cell Surgery on Toddler Revolutionary

The bone-marrow procedure supports Catholic moral teaching and helps to 'revolutionize medicine,' Dr. Mark Holterman says.

January 10, 2013

Still Troubled by Terri Schiavo’s Death, But Inspired, Too

Twenty years after Terri’s husband, Michael, began his campaign to cut off her life support, Bobby Schindler discusses the impact of the protracted family tragedy that culminated with his sister’s death.

November 29, 2012

Support for Teen Emergency-Contraception Access Deemed ‘Foolish’

Medical experts and pro-life advocates warn that distribution of these drugs will promote risky behaviors and that the drugs have abortifacient effects and could harm girls who use them.

July 17, 2012

New Study: Grant Decisions Show Promise Lies in Ethical Stem-Cell Research

Report on one of the world's largest funders of stem-cell research reveals that an emphasis on results has led to a shift in funding towards morally acceptable work.

February 1, 2012

Is Denial of Life-Saving Care for Mentally Disabled Girl a Sign of Things to Come?

Philadelphia hospital won’t discuss the case, but medical experts view the situation cautiously.