• Assisted Suicide: A Tale of Two Narratives

    Here’s a narrative recently promoted nationally, beginning in Seattle, by the Associated Press. In May, a 75-year-old man with cancer named Robert Fuller obtained a lethal drug overdose under Washington State’s “Death with Dignity” Act, and planned his suicide down to the last detail... Read more
  • Perspectives on the complex genetics of same-sex sexual behavior

    In a peer-reviewed study published in Science, researchers found evidence that many genetic variants contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but each has a small influence. When taken together, the variants explain only a minority of a person’s likelihood of ever engaging in sexual behavior... Read more
  • Dupont: I was ‘absolutely’ unaware Seattle man was planning suicide

    A priest who was photographed blessing a man who planned to commit suicide said Friday that he was unaware of the man’s intentions, and that if he had known what the man was planning, he would have acted differently. “I believe that life is a gift. I believe that it is a gift from God and... Read more
  • Facebook posts contradict Seattle archdiocese claims on parishioner’s planned suicide

    Social media posts made by Robert Fuller, the man whose assisted suicide was profiled Aug. 26 by the Associated Press, suggest that he scheduled his funeral with his parish days before his suicide, and that a priest had “given his blessings” to the suicide plan. In a March 16 Facebook... Read more
  • WHO takes stand against embryo gene editing

    The World Health Organization wants countries to put the kibosh on all research that would edit the genes of human embryos, called germline editing. “Regulatory authorities in all countries should not allow any further work in this area until its implications have been properly... Read more
  • Senators introduce bill to stop federally funded embryonic stem cell research

    Senators have introduced legislation to stop federally-funded research at the National Institutes of Health using embryonic stem cells, and instead promote stem cell research not involving the destruction or damage of human embryos. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the sponsor of the legislation,... Read more
  • Abortion Groups Release ‘Blueprint’ Calling for Unrestricted Abortion

    A coalition of nearly 80 pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL, recently released a “Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice” that outlines their vision for the future of abortion: no restrictions, no religious exemptions, and funded by the... Read more
  • UK High Court to hear case on medical treatment of Tafida Raqeeb

    The High Court has agreed to hear in September a bid from the parents of Tafida Raqeeb to take her to Italy for treatment. The five-year-old girl has been comatose since February, and UK doctors want to remove her life-sustaining treatment. The UK doctors have barred Raqeeb's parents from... Read more
  • NFP’s Modern Marvels Draws Millennials, Scientists and Some Pushback

    More millennial women than ever are turning to fertility-awareness-based methods, not simply for a natural way to plan their families, but as a way to keep track of their bodily health and well-being without putting hormones or artificial devices into their bodies. “I’m a millennial, and... Read more
  • Parents petition UK court to move comatose daughter to Italy

    Parents of a comatose five-year-old are attempting to move their child to Italy from a London hospital after doctors in the United Kingdom declared any further medical treatment to be futile and ordered the removal of “life-sustaining treatment.” Tafida Raqeeb has been in a coma since... Read more