With new technology that aims to manufacture a human embryo without sperm or egg, are scientists coming too close to playing God?
It may appear strange that a Catholic moral theologian (me) would interact with an atheist philosopher who has consistently rejected the sanctity of human life while demanding we respect the lives of nonhuman animals.
Falling marriage rates across the globe threaten vulnerable women and children. The Catholic Church can help if we put aside political idolatry and work as different members of the same body of Christ.
Facts, as they say, are stubborn things. In defending abortion, some pro-choice activists can only ask women to ignore what their eyes evidently see.
There is every reason to hope and even expect that pro-lifers will intentionally move with confidence into a Pro-Life 3.0 future focused on radical equality for both mother and child.
Let’s have the arguments. Let’s go vote. And then let’s argue some more. Many of the issues at stake are indeed very important. But let’s do this fully grounded in our Catholic family.
Abortion activists have been preparing for years for a battle like the one in Kansas. But pro-lifers may have been caught flat-footed, perhaps never really believing that Roe would fall.