Saturday, January 3, 2009
The bioethical Vatican document
About a month ago, the Vatican put out a document defining its stance on various bioethical issues.
The following are immoral, according to God's poohbahs in Rome:
Artificial insemination (and other fertilization techniques)
Human cloning and freezing embryos
Embryonic stem-cell research
"Morning-after" drugs (or any drugs that block a pregnancy, such as the RU-486 drug). Such drugs, as well as the IUD, are considered "within the sin of abortion."
You will be glad to know that the Vatican document, known as "Dignitas Personae, an Instruction of Certain Bioethical Questions," is the Vatican's method of bringing the Roman Catholic Church "up to date with recent advances in science and medicine."