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The Search for Perfection - Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Last edited 23rd March 2015

World Down Syndrome Day is observed by the UN and celebrated each year on 21st March. The theme for 2015 is on the role of families and their contribution to the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. This provides us with an opportunity to reach out to parents and siblings of children with Down syndrome and to thank them for their profound witness to the value of unconditional love and the right of each one of us to be here.

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Begotten Not Made: A Catholic View Of Reproductive Technology
Last edited 22nd March 2015

It is quite legitimate, indeed praiseworthy, to try to find ways to overcome infertility. The problem causes great pain and anguish for many married couples. Since children are a wonderful gift of marriage, it is a good thing to try to overcome the obstacles which prevent children from being conceived and born.

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Time to Take Another Look at the Pill
Last edited 19th March 2015

What oral contraceptives do to women's brains has not been studied adequately.

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Embryos with Three Parents? The Risks are Yet to Come
Last edited 4th February 2015

Despite warnings from religious leaders and scientists, British lawmakers have voted to allow a version of in-vitro fertilisation that uses the DNA of three different people to conceive a baby. “Since this is uncharted territory and the children born from this technology would have heritable genetic changes, there are also significant unknown risks to future generations,” Dr. Paul Knoepfler, an associate professor at the University of California-Davis, told the British newspaper The Telegraph.

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Philip Nitschke Fails to Overturn Suspension from Practicing Medicine
Last edited 7th January 2015

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has failed in his appeal to overturn his suspension from practicing medicine, but has vowed to take the fight further.

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4 Corners: Transgender kids
Last edited 19th November 2014

Last night’s Four Corners featured a story about transgender children. In introducing the program, presenter Kerry O’Brien said that he could not think of a more “powerfully poignant” story than the one which was about to screen. He promised that the show would suspend prejudice and create understanding.

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India’s War on Women Turns Deadly
Last edited 16th November 2014

Last weekend 60 women fell seriously ill after being sterilised at a camp run for the purpose in a disused hospital in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. By Thursday 13 of the women had died. They are the latest victims in India’s long war against population, in which coercive mass sterilisation campaigns continue to play a leading role.

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Landmark British Case Could Lead to Pregnant Women Being Prosecuted for Drinking, Rights Campaigners Say
Last edited 6th November 2014

A landmark legal case in the United Kingdom could lead to pregnant women being prosecuted for drinking alcohol, human rights campaigners warn.

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How a Reproductive Health Pioneer Became an 'Instant Convert' Reading Humanae Vitae
Last edited 23rd October 2014

As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can offer in the realms of health, sexuality and human relationships.

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Will Egg Freezing Liberate Women?
Last edited 20th October 2014

NBC News announced that the tech companies, Apple and Facebook, are now covering the cost of egg freezing for their female employees. The story reads like a press release for the assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry, avoiding any mention of high failure rates or potential health risks to infants born from an egg frozen in liquid nitrogen.

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