Category Archives: ERDs

Death and Dying and the Catholic Church

“…we are not the owners of our lives and, hence, do not have absolute power over life. We have a duty to preserve our life and to use it for the glory of God, but the duty to preserve life … Continue reading

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Emergency Contraception and Scientific Uncertainty

Several intriguing comments were made to my post on “legitimate rape, contraception, and the Catholic Church.” There is vigorous debate in Catholic bioethic circles regarding whether the ERDs mandate testing for pregnancy at the time of sexual assault versus testing … Continue reading

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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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