Feature Interview (13:15) – Bioethicist Fr. Ryan McCarthy discusses embryo adoption and the ethical questions Catholic theologians are considering about how we might ethically respond to the crisis created by leftover embryos from in vitro fertilization.

More info:
Fr. Ryan McCarthy’s Book: What to Do with the Least of Our Brothers?: Finding Moral Solutions to the Problem of Endangered Embryos (a.co/cYjRzFo)

National Catholic Bioethics Center – Human Embryo Adoption: Biotechnology, Marriage, and the Right to Life (www.ncbcenter.org/store/books/huma…-and-right-life/)

Also in this episode:

News (00:55) – New study answers “Can you make up for lost sleep on the weekend?” (doi.org/10.1111/jsr.12712) and why are US birthrates at an all time low? (www.livescience.com/62592-birth-rat…lines-2017.html)

Women’s Healthcare tip (6:45) – Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Medical Trivia (Answer at 39:15) – While there are no house villas in the human body, there are villi. Where are villi found and what do they do?

Linacre for Laypeople (41:20) – Dr. Natalie Rodden discusses her work as a palliative care doctor and how she honors the dignity of her dying patients and helps shepherd them toward a holy and happy death (“On Being a Catholic Palliative Medicine Physician,” Linacre Quarterly, July 2018)




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