Bioethics encompasses a range of issues related to respect life ministry. Along with topics related to the terminally ill and dying, Catholic bioethics addresses subjects such as the following:

  • Stem cell research (embryonic and adult)
  • Artificial reproductive technologies (in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, etc.)
  • Gene therapy
  • Sterilization
  • Abortion
  • Contraception
  • Human Experimentation
  • Genetic Engineering

Documents that discuss the above issues and explain the teaching of the Church include Dignitas Personae from 2008 and Donum Vitae from 1987.

Please see below for links to each document

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