(RNS) — I will not be silent as the states that enslaved the bodies of African Americans now seek to enslave the bodies of women.
(RNS) — Fifty years ago, a Harvard Medical School committee gave us a definition of brain death that changed how we value human life. This week the school's dean showed the same incaution regarding gene-edited babies.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners filed into a Northern California church for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Clergy on both sides of State Question 788, which would permit the distribution of medical marijuana, call it a moral issue, with proponents arguing that pot will reduce dependence on opioids and critics, including the state's Southern Baptist convention and Catholic conference, saying it will lead to recreational use.
When HHS does get around to writing its rules, it would do well to listen to the Catholic Health Association in developing rules that protect individual consciences but do not discriminate.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Belgian religious congregation is defying Pope Francis' order to stop allowing euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals, saying that its decision to do so is fully consistent with Catholic doctrine.
LONDON (AP) The life support 11-month-old Charlie Gard is receiving at a London hospital soon will be turned off over the objections of his parents, who want to take him to the United States for experimental therapy they believe could prolong his life.
(RNS) Health care providers are often ill-equipped to discuss religion with patients, and that can affect their medical care.
(RNS) History teaches us to protect a health care provider's right to refuse to participate in controversial medical practices.
CLEVELAND (Reuters) The girl's parents, who defied a hospital over her treatment for leukemia, believed that the will of God would triumph.
"When we create embryos for the purpose of life, should we not define them as life, rather than as property?" says Sofia Vergara's ex-partner.
(RNS) The law will make Belgium the first country to allow euthanasia for children if they are terminally ill and living with "constant and unbearable physical suffering."
(RNS) In a classic 1960 children's book, a baby bird toddles up to one critter after another asking, "Are you my mother?'' For some babies today, there's no simple answer -- biologically or legally. By Cathy Lynn Grossman / USA Today.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have transferred DNA from donor cells into other donor cells, resulting in tiny embryos that could be free of genetic diseases in a technique that offers great promise as well as ethical pitfalls. By Nick Budnick.
KALAUPAPA, Hawaii (RNS) With the Oct. 21 canonization of Mother Marianne Cope at the Vatican, the remaining patients at the Hawaiian leper colony where she worked want to ensure their stories are recorded and their home preserved. By Renee K. Gadoua.