Evaluating Uterine Transplantation

by: 
Susan M. Haack, MD, MA, MDiv, FACOG

“As long as patients want it, there will be people trying to figure out how to make it safe and effective.”[1]

The desire to have a child of one’s own is a compelling force for many women. This desire drives many of the technological advances in reproductive medicine of which uterine transplantation is a prime example. Its recent development highlights the quagmire of ethical issues arising from technological advancement. When perfected, this procedure would appear to be a promising achievement, providing women who would have had no possibility of reproducing with the hope of having a child of their own.

Bioethics Bookshelf: After You Believe by N. T. Wright

by: 
Michael Cox, PhD (Candidate)

In my own evangelical tradition, there is a tendency to narrow the focus of salvation so much that we find ourselves wondering, “What are we saved by grace for? In his book After You Believe, a sequel to Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, the esteemed New Testament scholar N. T. Wright addresses this problem in a compelling and accessible way. This difficulty is highlighted in this summary shared with Wright by a new Christian:

God loves me; yes.

He’s transformed my life so that I find I want to pray, to worship, to read the Bible, to abandon the old self-destructive ways I used to behave. That’s great.