(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.”
Articles tagged “medical ethics”
(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.
(RNS) Assisted reproductive technology, or ART, is the fancy name for the nation's next hot-button culture war issue. Better get used to it. By A. James Rudin.
(RNS) The NAACP has mounted a campaign calling on black churches to address HIV/AIDS after researchers learned these myths circulate among their pews and pulpits. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The good news is that some churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples are already welcoming people with disabilities and preparing for the coming influx of wounded vets and creaky boomers. The bad news is that some congregations still resist making themselves welcoming, accessible and inclusive. By Mark Pinksy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Social conservatives say its unfair to allow children conceived through egg or sperm donors not to know their parents. They also know they're unlikely to be able to ban the practice. Like opposition to divorce or gay adoption, it leaves them with a dilemma: opposing something without the ability to ban it. By Chris Lisee.
BEIJING (RNS) A pregnant woman who was dragged to a hospital by authorities and forced to have an abortion has enraged Chinese and sparked an online flurry of debate over whether it is time to end China's draconian one-child family planning policy. By Calum MacLeod.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Proponents of euthanasia and fetus selection still use the same arguments used by the authors of a key text for Nazi extermination program, the Vatican's semiofficial newspaper said. By Alessandro Speciale.