Medical Concerns Organ Donation

A Choice or Genetic Child Abuse?

Tom Kisken Before explaining why he advocates human cloning, medical ethicist Gregory Pence asks people to turn off the science-fiction movie running in their minds. Dismiss the fear of breeding a race of Adolf Hitlers. Stockpiling beings who would be…

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Why We Need Not Kill to Save Lives

Richard M. Doerflinger, Associate Director for Policy Development at the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops In December 1998, when researchers announced that they had cultured human embryonic stem cells, scientists and politicians became starry-eyed over the…

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Cloning: Where Will It All End?

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources On February 24, 1997, it rocked the scientific community and stimulated the exaggerated imaginations of scifi enthusiasts. Scottish scientists cloned a sheep and named it “Dolly.” Fantasies fostered in fiction and played…

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Ethics and Fetal Organ Donation

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources [CLR NOTE: Following is a portion of a letter written to someone who directed the above question to Pastor Fleischmann. It is far from an exhaustive review of the topic but may…

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Interview with the United Network for Organ Sharing

Bob Spieldenner, United Network for Organ Sharing QUESTION: How many people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States of America? ANSWER: Currently, there are 65,000 people who are waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S. Last…

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What the Bible Says About Organ Transplants

Bobby A. Howard, RN, BSN, MDiv In this era of rapidly advancing health care technology, on a daily basis Christian nurses are confronted with critical issues that result in questions and doubt concerning the relationship between Christian ethics and modern…

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How Small Is Too Small? – Issues Surrounding the Low-Birth-Weight Infant

Linda L. Bellig, RN, BSN My first job as a new RN in 1969 was in the special care nursery at Babies Hospital in New York City. The environment was cutting-edge. We rigged adult ventilators for babies, grappled with the…

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Eugenics: Never Again

Ward Harkavy A century ago, scientists from the top universities in America began to study people’s pedigrees in the hopes of creating “perfect” children. Instead, they spawned a monster: the pseudoscience of eugenics. We bury memories of those days under…

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God’s Life and Death Principle

Rev. Wayne D. Mueller May a Christian couple consider in vitro fertilization a God-pleasing way to relieve their childlessness? Is it ever ethical to pull the plug on respiratory equipment attached to a lifetime faithful spouse? To what lengths must…

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Stem Cell Research: Is There a Benefit?

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources Upon fertilization life begins an amazing journey of cell division, differentiation and finally maturation. Between fertilization and differentiation, life is in its embryonic stage. The cells that divide are “generic” in nature…

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I Know the Plans I Have for You – Cassie Husby’s Journey

By Pastor Jeremy Husby UPDATE: On November 18, 2013, Cassie Husby received “the call” and surgeons performed a double-lung transplant. We thank the LORD of Life for this gift! Pills. Oxygen. Nebulizer treatments. IV antibiotics. Sit down and rest. Cough….

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Q&A on Life Support

QUESTION: My father had respiratory arrest. The doctors asked if my siblings and I wanted the doctors to put my dad on life support. My father is a very ill man. He already had cancer and suffers from extreme pain. Is it…

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The Conscience Side of Life

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources Simply speaking, Christian Life Resources divides its work into two areas – service and conscience. The service area involves the work we do in our care centers, the presentations we give, and…

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