Archive for the ‘Reproductive Technologies’ Category

Contraception, Encouragement, and Affirmation

Last week, Matthew Lee Anderson published an article through Christianity Today arguing that Churches Shouldn’t Push Contraceptives to Their Singles. I thought the post was thoughtful and interesting, and shared it with a few friends. It helped start a couple of helpful conversations, so there...
May 2nd, 2012 | Abortion, Bioethics, Church, Culture, Evangelicals, Family Issues, Featured, Religion, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Convenience and Reducing a Pregnancy

I stand resolute on my position on abortion: I do not believe abortion is a viable option. The sanctity of the life of the child is tantamount to making any health-related decision. There may be extreme cases where there is a certainty that a pregnancy will lead to the death of both the child and the...
August 19th, 2011 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Family Issues, Featured, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

What’s in a Name?

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announced the birth of their second child, Faith Margaret, last week thanking everyone for their support, especially Faith’s “gestational carrier.” While Nicole and Keith were simply using the vernacular of the fertility industry, referring to their child’s birth...
January 25th, 2011 | Bioethics, Family Issues, General Bioethics, Philosophy, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

A Sack of Spin

. A recent article by Kevin Sack concerns pre-abortion ultrasounds, and whether they might or might-not affect a woman’s decision. But he wrote another article simultaneously–one about how only cold, cruel extremists insist that clinics provide ultrasounds. Impressive. Sack’s article is composed...
June 7th, 2010 | Abortion, Culture, Logic & Rhetoric, Media, Politics, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Instructions for Living Gently in a Violent World

Books that promise to radically change the way I see the world make me skeptical. Living Gently in a Violent World was no different, except insofar as that it actually did. Living Gently is a release by InterVarsity Press in their ongoing series “Resources for Reconciliation,” which addresses...
July 28th, 2009 | Abortion, Book Reviews, Culture, Human Rights, Media, Moral Philosophy, Religion, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Hype and Hypocrisy:
Kinsley, IVF, and Embryo Destruction

The writings of Michael Kinsley, former editor of Slate and The New Republic, are often intelligent, insightful, and invariably, incorrect. His latest article for Slate, Science Fiction: What pro-lifers are missing in the stem-cell debate, is a prime example. Kinsley suffers from Parkinson’s and...
July 10th, 2006 | Reproductive Technologies | Read More

The Issue at Hand:
IVF and the Obligations to Embryos

In a recent press conference President Bush was asked a question that was intended to clarify his position on the moral status of embryos: If I understood you correctly, the embryos put together for in vitro fertilization do contain life. And if that’s the case, do you believe that those people...
June 14th, 2005 | Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Sex and Desire:
The Role of Parental Aspiration in Sex Selection

[Note: This originally appeared on this blog as a post and has been revamped in order to be used for CBHD ‘
March 30th, 2005 | Reproductive Technologies | Read More