Policy arguments in a public church: Catholic social ethics and bioethics.

@article{Hehir1992PolicyAI,
  title={Policy arguments in a public church: Catholic social ethics and bioethics.},
  author={J Bryan Hehir},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={1992},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={347-64}
}
  • J Bryan Hehir
  • Published 1992 in The Journal of medicine and philosophy
This paper is an analysis of the relationship of social ethics and bioethics in Roman Catholic theology. The argument of the paper is that the character of both Catholic moral theology and ecclesiology shape the broadly defined interest of the church in bioethics. The paper examines the common elements of social ethics and bioethics in Catholic teaching, describes how ecclesiology shapes Catholic public policy and uses the examples of abortion and health care to illustrate the relationship of… CONTINUE READING

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