New Documents Available from The National Catholic Bioethics Center
May 14, 2014
The National Catholic Bioethics Center continues to provide instructive and thought-provoking medical-ethical content to its members and subscribers through its books, journal, and other publications. As a service to all, the Publications Department also provides free access to significant documents through its OpenAccess initiative.
Our most recent OpenAccess posting is a powerful essay from the Spring 2014 issue of the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. Written by Richard Stryker and titled “Poor Prenatal Diagnosis—A Father’s Journey,” the piece is a powerful exploration of a father's love for his unborn child. When his daughter is diagnosed in utero with a fatal illness, Mr. Stryker discovers—through his wife’s pregnancy, his daughter’s birth, and the brief hours they have with her after birth—new meanings in the role of father and the wonder of family.
Take a moment to visit our OpenAccess page and read Mr. Stryker's moving work HERE.
Also available today is the Summer edition of the “Washington Insider,” by William Saunders. Among other timely matters, the Summer column discusses the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the HHS mandate and provides updates on important state-level legislation. You can read the new “Washington Insider” HERE.
The “Washington Insider” appears in every issue of The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly and is posted online every three months before print publication. Access is free to all. The “Insider” provides a running commentary on Catholic bioethics and public policy in the United States. A trove of timely legal and legislative information, it offers a fascinating blend of background and insight into the country’s social and policy debates. Its two distinguished authors are Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-life Activities, who contributes the Spring and Autumn columns; and William Saunders, senior vice president and senior counsel of Americans United for Life, whose columns appear in the Summer and Winter issues. You can read previous “Washington Insider” columns, HERE.
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