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Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life

SKU: 24184


by: William E. May

Third Edition
What the Church teaches - and why - on issues of euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, genetic counseling, assisted suicide, living wills, persistent vegetative state, organ transplants, and more.

Never has the gift of human life been more threatened. Euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, genetic counseling, assisted suicide, "living wills," persistent vegetative state, organ transplants...modern science has brought complex bioethical decisions about life into every Catholic household.

Now Professor William E. May fearlessly tackles these hot-topic issues, examining them in light of papal encyclicals, statements from the U.S. Bishops, and probing analyses from leading orthodox theologians.

"In this revision of his already classic text, William May shows us once again the wisdom of the Catholic Church's moral tradition in its application to contemporary bioethics. Illuminating and engaging - and with the attention to nuance that marks all of May's writing."
- Edward J. Furton, M.A., Ph.D., Ethicist and Director of Publications, The National Catholic Bioethics Center

"With so much bioethical thinking supporting the 'culture of death,' I can think of no better champion of a 'culture of life' than Professor William E. May. Professor May has given us a book which is useful not only for its masterful summary of the moral magisterium on bioethics, but also for its treatment of such issues as contraception, artificial reproduction, the care of the dying, human experimentation, and the definition of death and organ transplants."
- Dr. Mark S. Latkovic, Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

272 pages. Trade Paperback.
ISBN: 9781612787022
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Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life

Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life