We must stop dismissing the grief of miscarriage.
January 16, 2013
Strengthened by her own story, Ellen Painter Dollar's book explores the ethical dimensions of reproductive technology.
May 4, 2012
Christian theology makes clear both the limits and the necessity of stories for meaningful moral discourse.
August 19, 2011
A heartbroken mother, an infertile couple, and a novelist's characters reveal the emotional tales behind technological reproduction.
August 18, 2011
How the global infertility industry reduces women to profitable body parts.
January 18, 2011
Melanie Thernstrom's 'NYT Magazine' article about her unconventional method of having children left me unsettled—but not for the reasons you think.
January 13, 2011
Ethical issues abound in case of British Columbia couple who wanted surrogate mom to terminate pregnancy after baby was found to have Down Syndrome.
October 15, 2010
The success of IVF technology and our empathy for the families it helps do not trump ongoing ethical concerns.
October 8, 2010
What should be done with frozen embryos left at fertility clinics?
July 28, 2010
Entering the inconvenience of parenthood is indeed stressful—and full of grace.
July 14, 2010
The revised edition of William Cutrer and Sandra Glahn's 'When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden' is an encouraging, if limited, resource.
June 8, 2010
A recent in vitro fertilization 'raffle' in London entices British women with an unregulated American fertility market. But it's too easy to dismiss that market as a money-grubbing enterprise.
March 24, 2010
The question is more pressing now that he is heading the National Institutes of Health.
July 13, 2009
A new movie explores tensions between preserving a life when a terminally ill patient feels ready to die.
June 26, 2009
Questions linger as last of Nadya Suleman's octuplets heads home.
April 21, 2009
Some couples pay the hefty price of storing frozen embryos, despite increasing pressure to donate them for scientific research.
April 16, 2009
Britain may tighten IVF laws to prevent multiple pregnancies.
April 12, 2007
It's hard to see the humanity of tiny embryos if we live by blind faith.
November 9, 2006
Plus: Billy's New York Times interview, India to deport beaten American missionaries, and other stories from online sources around the world.
April 13, 2006
Plus: Good news from Europe on stem-cell funding.
April 5, 2006
Plus: Another Hwang turn, more small surprises, and other life ethics stories.
January 26, 2006
C. S. Lewis was way ahead of the curve.
November 30, 2005
Pro-lifers face a scientific and public relations juggernaut.
September 28, 2005
What to do with those extra embryos.
July 1, 2004
And what difference does it make?
July 1, 2004
Why is our culture so hostile to children-inside and outside the womb?
July 1, 2004