Will those suffering late-stage dementia be the next to be called less than human?


(RNS) — When do we stop counting an individual as one of “us”? Us the living? It’s becomes a pressing question in recent years as the intellectual and moral foundations that secure vulnerable populations of human beings their fundamental human rights are undermined. Currents in medicine and medical ethics have been influenced by the wider … Read more

Common ground on abortion is staring us right in the face


(RNS) — The past couple of months have been difficult ones in the Catholic Church. No sooner had the Supreme Court decided to take up legal challenges to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban than the U.S. bishops’ June meeting exposed the wrestling that had been going on in the conference about abortion politics, unity in the … Read more