keywords: Reproduction

  • AUSTRALIA

    Community needs a say on fertility procedures law

    • Maurice Rickard
    • 19 September 2007

    A far reaching social reform such as uniform fertility laws requires sustained debate. It's not up to legislators and medical practitioners to decide what constitutes a proper use of medicine. Medicine is fundamentally a social practice, one whose goals and purposes in which the entire community has a legitimate stake.

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  • RELIGION

    Bishop misses mark in assault on understanding of conscience

    • Max Charlesworth
    • 02 April 2007
    28 Comments

    Bishop Anthony Fisher's recent lecture is based on a similar lecture in 1991 by the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Both attempt to diminish the importance given to conscience in the moral and religious life of Catholics.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Knowledge that eludes the search engine

    • Philip Harvey
    • 08 March 2007
    2 Comments

    The poetry of Peter Steele is well-tempered, even when the subject is not. His themes are often modesty, doubt and brokenness, but his uses his grand style to produce measured tones and educated observations.

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  • RELIGION

    What’s wrong with Voting for Jesus?

    • Scott Stephens
    • 27 February 2007
    3 Comments

    I must confess to growing bored very quickly when I hear that our real problem today is the erosion of spirituality, of belief in a deeper dimension of life, and the consequent rampant materialism. From a properly Christian perspective, the problem today is not materialism, but religion itself.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Ethical alternatives to research that destroys embryos

    • Norman Ford
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    There are ethical alternatives to embryo destructive research. There are many possibilities of finding or developing stem cells of wide potentiality without involving embryo destruction. Human stem cells can be derived from umbilical cord blood, bone marrow, fetal tissue, and even from the nose’s olfactory-mucosa.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Feeding the habit

    • Geoffrey Milne
    • 06 July 2006

    Theatre critic Geoffrey Milne took time off this summer to write two books on Australian theatre. What has drawn him into theatres more than 100 times a year over the past three decades—as a journalist and as a theatre historian? His excuse is that his university teaching demands close acquaintance with actual performances. But that’s not the whole story.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sumptuous feast

    • Ruth Lovell
    • 07 June 2006

    Ruth Lovell savours Tiepolo’s Cleopatra by Jaynie Anderson.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Monkey business

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 05 June 2006

    You don’t have to delve far into the media to recognise what a difficulty homosexuality presents for the Christian churches and to society in general. It’s no less a problem for biology.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Easy fall guy

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    Biology can certainly document the process of human reproduction -  but when human life begins is not a scientific but a moral question, which we ourselves have to decide.

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  • RELIGION

    In my mother’s footsteps

    • Anna Griffiths
    • 14 May 2006

    Italy, Caravaggio and Catholicism.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    No cheap shots

    • Keith Shipton
    • 14 May 2006

    Keith Shipton celebrates the photography of Michael Coyne.    

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Confessions of a thinking fogey

    • Ian Warden
    • 14 May 2006

    Besotted by books and the printed word for his first 55 years, this computer convert now finds himself getting as much pleasure from the screen as from the page.

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