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Time to think about classes on bioethics in schools

If Catholics are going to have a say and role in how medicine and healthcare are shaped in Australia, waiting till interested Catholics make...

Bishops warn of risks of mitochondrial donation tech

Calls on the Federal Government to consider serious safety and ethical concerns of 'three parent IVF'.

‘Artificial embryos’ first doesn’t cancel out fundamental human life questions

Now we have 'artificial' human embryos and everyone is acclaiming this latest scientific development. But is this just another case of scientific progress outstripping moral and ethical reflection and reasoning?

Innovative ‘cuddle beds’ for humane palliative care

Cuddle beds are an important initiative

Archbishop explains ethical vaccines stance

Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli says research must respect the "dignity of unborn human life".

Elderly people as “ethical canaries” in the COVID-19 pandemic coalmine

The “ethical tone” of a society is not determined by how it treats its most powerful, strongest, most affluent members, but by how it...

The ethical dangers and opportunities in COVID-19 decision-making

In either case, who should decide? On what basis? These are vexed and very difficult ethical issues.

Margaret Somerville: Withdrawing artificial hydration and nutrition

Withdrawing artificial delivery of food and water to patients can be ethically complex It can be unethical to withdraw artificial hydration and nutrition and doing...

Battle over embryos leads to calls for personhood status

Experts say embryos should not be treated as property Experts and pro-life advocates are calling for embryos to be regarded as persons under the law...

Three-person IVF poses grave concerns

Ethicists are concerned that so-called ‘three-person IVF’ could become legal in Australia.
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