February 7, 2017

Vatican Defends Inviting Chinese Ex-Minister to Organ Trafficking Talks

(The Guardian) – Vatican officials have defended their decision to invite a Chinese former deputy health minister to a conference on organ trafficking despite concerns that China still relies on the organs of executed prisoners in its transplant programme. Medical … Read More

January 20, 2017

Colorado’s Aid-in-Dying Law in Disarray as Big Catholic Health Systems Opt Out

(STAT News) – Nearly one-third of Colorado’s hospitals are refusing to offer terminally ill patients the option of physician-assisted suicide — even though voters last fall overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative legalizing the practice. And two of the state’s biggest … Read More

January 13, 2017

In Majority Catholic Philippines, Duterte Orders Better Access to Birth Control

(NPR) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to expand access to contraception, especially for poor women. By 2018, he instructs, all poor households in the country should have “zero unmet need for modern family planning.” Duterte’s executive … Read More

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