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Sydney ethicist says same-sex marriage campaign ignores a child’s right to a mother and father

children's rights ignored

LEADING Catholic bioethicist Margaret Somerville is familiar with the jibes and attacks that accompany a national debate about same-sex marriage. About 15 years ago, the now Sydney-based Notre Dame University professor of bioethics lived through heated ideological battles as Canada edged towards same-sex marriage laws. Canada progressively introduced legislation in several provinces by court decisions beginning in 2003 before legally ... Read More »

Triple suicide on Gold Coast prompts euthanasia concerns

euthanasia crisis

IT happened in our midst – an apparent planned and researched triple suicide on the Gold Coast. With the push to legalise euthanasia gaining momentum in states across Australia, it’s a chilling end-of-life strategy, with grave implications according to Catholic ethicists. “To choose to limit one’s life – to choose to miss out on life with its blend of joys ... Read More »

Wise advisor behind Queensland’s hub for bioethics Dr Ray Campbell to retire

Ray Campbell

BRISBANE’S leading bioethics expert who helped spearhead a submission rejecting legislation for embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning in Queensland is looking for a successor. After 16 years as the director of the Queensland Bioethics Centre and the John Paul II Centre for Family and Life, Dr Ray Campbell is retiring from the role in December. Originally a university lecturer ... Read More »

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