Freezing Eggs: Why Facebook and Apple Should Not Support This Technology

egg freezing

Breaking news today from Silicon Valley, where Facebook and Apple announced that the tech companies will cover the cost, if their female employees choose to have their eggs frozen. NBC News reports:Facebook recently began covering egg freezing, and Apple will start in January, spokespeople for the companies told NBC News. The firms appear to be the first major employers to offer this coverage for non-medical reasons. “Having a high-powered career and children is still a very hard thing t … [Read more...]

As Scottish Bishops Oppose “Opt-Out” for Organ Donation, a Review of Catholic Church Teaching

Organ transplant

As Scottish voters take to the polls today to vote on whether or not to declare independence from the United Kingdom, the Scottish bishops have released a statement on another matter:  proposed "opt-out" legislation concerning organ donation in that country. The Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill, according to the Bishops Conference of Scotland, removes the"...important principle of consent in our legal system and undermines the integrity of the person."The bill in que … [Read more...]

Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

Off With Her Head

"Potentially unethical."    That's how one expert described an Italian scientist's plan to perform a "head transplant" by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the 'recipient' head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is "POTENTIALLY unethical?"  Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only "potentially" unethical?Shock and awe. *     *     *     *     * Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred … [Read more...]