Renée Mirkes

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In 2003, The American Journal of Bioethics posted a cadre of responses to a target article discussing the ethics of human-animal chirneras.1 I concur with the prominently expressed opinion that, should this sort of developmental manipulation generate an end product that is human or quasi-animal, its breach of the animalhuman species boundary would be(More)
This essay sets down three directives for conscientiously objecting clinicians-physicians, particularly obstetrician/gynecologists, trained in NaProTechnology by the Pope Paul VI Institute and Creighton University School of Medicine and any medical professionals who share their natural law vision of reproductive health care-to protect their right to(More)
syntactical language. An autistic child retains the natural capacity to do so and that natural capacity exemplifies his personal status. It is also true that, if the active potentialities of the embryonic human being for person-defining activities do develop to their functional state, the resulting behavioral activities of writing, thinking, willing freely,(More)
  • Renée Mirkes
  • Ethics & medicine : a Christian perspective on…
  • 2002
Some clinicians and ethicists in the first group object to the combined OCP based on good indirect evidence that it could cause the death of an early embryo.4 Others in this group broaden their moral opposition to include the primary effect of the OCP: direct suppression of fertility for procreative (family-planning) purposes. For the latter, moral(More)
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