'...not just the premier Christian bioethics institute in Britain,
but one of the finest in the world, Christian or secular'
Most Rev. Anthony Fisher O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney
Developments in medical science and technology enable closer monitoring of the unborn child - including the diagnosis of foetal abnormalities during pregnancy. What is the value of such information to the parents and what criteria should guide any decisions resulting from it? This booklet explains the various tests available, how they work and what their consequences can be. It explains Catholic teaching, based on the sanctity of life, and offers guidance on how to evaluate such tests.
Two Case Studies
Techniques, Aims and Risks
The Church's Teaching
A Critical Examination of Arguments in Favour of Selective Abortion
Prenatal Diagnosis: Social and Psychological Aspects
The Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
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