In February 2009, the Religious Institute published an “Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Assisted Reproductive Technologies,” calling on the nation’s religious leaders to “engage the ethical considerations of assisted reproductive technologies and to become stronger counselors and advocates for the safety, effectiveness and accessibility of these technologies.”
The Religious Institute, a multifaith organization based in Westport, Conn., in September 2009 published “A Time to be Born: A Faith-Based Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technologies.” The guide is descibed as “the first multifaith resource to address the scientific and ethical complexities of reproductive technologies from a religious perspective.”
In November 2009, the Catholic bishops of the United States approved a document called “Life-Giving Love in an Age of Technology,” which explains the Catholic Church’s opposition to a range of infertility treatments and addresses certain developments in biotechnology in light of church teaching. Among other things, the document notes that while the church regards frozen embryos […]
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The U.S. Adoption and Safe Families Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in 1997.
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Dr. Julia M. Bledsoe is a clinical professor of pediatrics in the department of pediatrics at the University of Washington. She is also a primary care, general pediatrician who specializes in adoption medicine.
Catherine Rymph is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. Her areas of focus are recent history and women’s political history. She is the author of Republican Women: Feminism and Conservatism From Suffrage Through the Rise of the New Right.
The Rev. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner is a professor of pastoral care at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. Her teaching specialties include issues in practical theology, pastoral care of women, crisis ministry, pastoral self-care, family systems theory and adoption. She wrote The Spirit of Adoption: At Home in God’s Family. She is an […]