Category Archives: Bioethics

Legitimate rape, contraception, and the Catholic Church

Last Sunday, while commenting to a St. Louis TV station about pregnancy resulting from rape, Representative Todd Akin, a Republican from Missouri said: “It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If … Continue reading

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After-birth abortion

I’m a regular reader of Simcha Fisher. She can be found at her popular blog here. She posted a very good essay on the “habit of irony” the other day and briefly mentioned a recent article regarding after-birth abortion. I … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, vol 4

— 1 — Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lesley Brown, who died in the UK on June 4th after a brief illness. Lesley Brown is better known as the mother of the first “test tube baby”, … Continue reading

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