As we prepare to break for Christmas, spend time with loved ones, and celebrate the coming of our Savior, many of us count our blessings from this year and try to make a concerted effort to give to those in need. At the National Catholic Bioethics Center, we make it our daily mission to give of our time and talent as we provide important and highly sought services: Individual and institutional consultation services, scholarly publication, educational programs, and more. The NCBC staff even makes themselves available 24 hours a day to address moral and ethical emergencies our brothers and sisters encounter while dealing with a medical quandary.
In relation to these services, The NCBC received an encouraging Christmas gift this year in the form of a thank-you letter from a national organization:
I would like to introduce myself. I am the Medical Specialist for Heartbeat International, http://www.heartbeatinternational.org/ and http://www.heartbeatservices.org/services-homepage.
Heartbeat International has approximately 1,400 affiliates national and international, including pregnancy resource centers many of whom are medical clinics, maternity homes, adoption agencies and abortion recovery programs. I am extremely grateful for the medical information you have available on your site and for the wonderful work you are doing in the defense of life. I write a bimonthly e-publication, Medical Matters, for our affiliate medical clinics on issues and topics of importance to those medical professionals who are working in the pregnancy center medical clinics, and find your site helpful. We appreciate the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the great work you are doing. May God richly bless you and all you do in defense of life. Thank you!
Susan Dammann RN
Thank you, Susan, for your kind words and genuine praise. We are heartened to hear that many people and large groups are availing themselves of the resources we provide. We hope all of those in need of guidance will contact us and we invite everyone this New Year to make use of the many tools and references available on our website. Have a Merry Christmas!
The National Catholic Bioethics Center