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Monday, February 22, 2016

Zika Does Not Justify Abortion or Contraception

BREAKING -- The NCBC has released its official statement on the current climate and certain proposed "solution" to the Zika epidemic spreading throughout the world.Given the spread of the Zika virus and microcephaly within the Western Hemisphere, some have recommended the use of abortion and contraception as appropriate tools in the fight against this disease. In the following statement, the Ethicists of the NCBC reply to numerous media inquiries and give guidance to faithful Catholics on this topic.

Please read the NCBC Statement in full, click HERE:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Response to the Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

"The National Catholic Bioethics Center respects the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell and, at the same time, calls on Congress and President Obama to collaborate in making necessary amendments to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The core constitutional dispute in King v. Burwell centered on whether clear language in legislation should control the implementation of law and whether the role of courts is limited to interpreting laws rather than helping to make laws. These principles are central to American constitutional governance and the rights it protects. The Supreme Court’s decision demonstrates that the Court is willing to overstep, as it has in the past, the limited role granted to it by the Constitution, in order to promote a social outcome it finds desirable. Such a decision undermines the authority of Congress and the legitimacy of the Court..."

Read the entire NCBC response, HERE

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The NCBC Joins the Official Pennsylvania Coalition to Stop Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

We, The National Catholic Bioethics Center, have joined the Pennsylvania Coalition to Stop Doctor-Prescribed Suicide. The Coalition, which is an alliance of disability rights, healthcare, civil rights, faith-based, and patient advocacy organizations, is dedicated to preventing legalization of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide in the state of Pennsylvania. This legislative year alone, 16 states and the District of Columbia have introduced proposals to legalize Doctor-Prescribed Suicide. Fortunately, these initiatives have failed in six states so far this legislative year. The misinformation, however, continues to flow into the media about why persons “need” this option. The data support that the reasons for requesting Doctor-Prescribed Suicide have more to do with fear of loss of autonomy, enjoyment in activities of living, and dignity (which a person should never be made to feel, no matter how dependent on others) than the false representations presented by advocates of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide. In fact...

Read the rest of the NCBC story, HERE.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WATCH: Father Tad Pacholczyk Live TV Interview -- March for Life Special

NCBC Ethicist and Director of Education, Father Tad Pachoczyk, made a special appearance on the annual March for Life Episode of EWTN's The World Over with Raymond Arroyo. Father Tad spoke at length with Raymond about abortion and also covered other topics in bioethics including the importance of well-ordered human sexuality, surrogacy, and even the Pope's 'rabbit' comments!

Be sure to watch the video of the live interview on the NCBC Home Page, HERE