Evaluating Uterine Transplantation

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

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.