Bioethics

Patients before Profits

When it comes to the world’s most deadly diseases, our profit-based pharmaceutical system is a failure. That's why Rachel Kiddell-Monroe wants fundamental change.

Lights, Camera, Contraception?

What do the plight of the Little Sisters of the Poor and the fate of persecuted Christians in the Middle East have in common? The USCCB "explains" in a video.

'Does Altruism Exist?'

A Darwinian view argues that genes themselves are selfish. An evolutionary biologist in Darwin's camp, David Wilson wishes to refute this argument once and for all.

Between the Knower & the Known

To understand the larger significance of their research, scientists need a more sophisticated understanding of the metaphysical questions at stake.

The Barefoot Lawyer

Chen Guangcheng's condemnation of the Chinese state is told through his story of legal activism, resulting torture, trial, house arrest, and an escape to the U.S.

Embryos under the Microscope

In her new book, Jane Maienschein lays out the history of embryonic science—going back to Aristotle—hoping to answer an old question: When does a human life begin?

Letter from Rome

Cardinal Parolin calls Ireland's gay marriage victory a "defeat for humanity"; progressives and traditionalists hold secret meetings to discuss Synod on the Family.

Beyond the Abortion Wars

Charles Camosy believes we are “on the verge of a new moment in the abortion debate," politically capable of compromise. But has he misunderstood Catholic teaching?

There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

Baxter reads fiction to “see bad stuff happening.” He writes characters who get into serious trouble, and face their own "human wreckage" at someone else's request.

The Future of Baby-Making

Sex for the fun of it, children if and when we choose and of the sort we choose. But would such a world be good for children? And would it be good for sex?

Letters | Deciding to die in America

Continuing the debate on programs like POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).

Don't Beatify Us

The press and the public prefer to make parents of disabled kids into saints, and to accept and justify whatever actions those parents choose to take.
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