• Pets are Becoming People Too—Under the Law

    In many of California’s largest cities, pets are replacing people.  In a recent article, “San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone?,” the New York Timesreports that the City by the Bay has the lowest percentage of children of any of the largest 100 cities in America. The... Read more
  • After CRISPR Twins, Gene Editing Holds Promise and Peril for Humanity

    HONG KONG — He Jiankui, a now-former researcher at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, rose from obscurity to international scrutiny after revealing to the world that he used a new genetic-editing technique to design two HIV-resistant Chinese baby girls as embryos... Read more
  • Claim of creating genetically-edited babies prompts ethics dispute

    Washington D.C., Nov 27, 2018 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Chinese scientist says he has created the first genetically edited babies, a claim that has led members of the scientific community to raise serious ethical concerns. Chinese researcher He Jiankui claims that he altered embryos for... Read more
  • Why Michelle Obama is wrong about IVF

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama told ABC in an interview that will air tonight that Sasha and Malia were created through IVF. According to Obama, she and former President Barack Obama chose IVF after a miscarriage. As I wrote at CatholicVote, the Obamas made what is becoming a popular... Read more
  • California Governor Vetoes Campus ‘Abortion Pill’ Law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have mandated that public universities in the state offer abortion-inducing “medication” through campus student health centers starting in 2022. The bill, S.B. 320, was “not necessary,”... Read more
  • Next step toward artificial reproduction violates human fundamentals, ethicist warns

    Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Artificial human reproduction appears to be on the horizon with Japanese scientists’ claim to have created immature human eggs from stem cells, but the technique could result in power that would cross the bounds of ethics and serve as... Read more
  • Congressmen object to FDA’s ‘barbaric’ research method using human fetal tissue

    Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2018 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The purchasing of aborted fetal tissue for use in research is ‘abhorrent’ and must stop, said 85 members of the United States House of Representatives in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA in July gave a $15,900... Read more
  • I lost my husband to cancer. I’m forever thankful he didn’t choose assisted suicide.

    On Dec. 30, as snowflakes fell outside his window, my husband and the love of my life, J.J. Hanson, took his last breath. He was 36 years old. I was with him, holding our two young sons in my arms. We had known the day would come — J.J. had been living with terminal brain cancer for three and... Read more
  • Christians to Science: Leave Animals the Way God Designed Them—Except Mosquitoes

    When asked about five ways that science can use genetic engineering on animals, many Americans express a reticence to mess with nature or “God’s plan.” Except when it comes to mosquitoes. A new survey released today by the Pew Research Center finds 7 in 10 Americans support genetically... Read more
  • FDA Signs Controversial Contract With Fetal-Tissue Provider

    WASHINGTON — Legislators, pro-life groups and ethicists have condemned a new government contract to obtain human tissue from aborted children for use in medical research and in the creation of “humanized mice.” The Food and Drug Administration signed a $15,900 contract to acquire human... Read more