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Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Conscience Vol. XXIX – No. 3 (2008) – 34-36
Sheila Briggs, CFC board member and associate professor of Religion and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California, reveals how in vitro fertilization and the use of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can be moral choices for Catholics.

Fetal Surgery Then and Now

Conscience Vol. XXVIII – No. 3 (2007) – pages 24-27
Sociologist Monica Casper asks whether the potential harm fetal surgery can do to pregnant woman is justified, given the extraordinary degree of risk they are taking in undergoing surgery.

The Ethics of Life

Conscience Vol. XXVIII – No. 3 (2007) – 14 – 18
Theologian Sheila Briggs reveals the areas of departure between the “consistent ethic of life,” in the words of Cardinal Bernadin, and today’s medical and technological advances.

Stem Cell Research and the Affirmation of Life

Conscience Vol. XXVIII – No. 3 (2007) – pages 14-18
Professor of health ethics Rosemary Tong puts the political debate about stem cell research into perspective by explaining the science behind the existing procedures.