A life not worth living?
Carrying the cross of suffering with Mary Lenaburg
Season 1, Episode 7 Now on YouTube!
A life filled with suffering isn’t worth living. That’s what we’re told, right? That ending a life is a compassionate choice. As the Netherlands expand their program of euthanasia for children, we need to explore these assumptions that it’s okay to let suffering have the last word.
In this episode, author and speaker Mary Lenaburg shares her experience caring for her severely disabled daughter Courtney, and what over 20 years of accompanying her taught her about bearing her cross with joy.
Her story will take your breath away.
What’s new in bioethics?
Shocking new study reveals there may be problems with using CRISPR to genetically edit human embryos. Who would have thought?
Lab-grown meat is estimated to be expensive and resource intensive, and is being met with disgust after two companies receive USDA approval.
In Case You Missed It
My articles this month at Our Sunday Visitor
FDA Approves OTC Contraceptives, Gives Kids Unfettered Access
On July 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first over-the-counter hormonal contraceptive. The progesterone-only “mini-pill” is expected to be on drug store shelves as early as next year. While the secular media frames this as a win in the fight for reproductive rights, this is really a victory for the culture of death.
What Catholics Need to Know About Designer Babies and Genetic Editing
In 1997, the critically acclaimed science fiction film “Gattaca” depicted a genetically stratified dystopia in which the genetically engineered class ruled over those who had been born naturally. At the time, some bioethicists such as James Hughes scoffed at the film’s depiction of “designer babies” as “fear-mongering.” A little over 20 years later, “Gattaca” is being revamped for television, and its science fiction is quickly approaching this reality. If the 2022 documentary “Make People Better” is any indication, this kind of experimentation is already happening.