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March 15, 1987 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Catholic church condemned forms of reproductive technology such as test-tube fertilization and surrogate motherhood last week, it spoke with a finality that some specialists in medical ethics described as undermining the discussion of complex issues. The Vatican position "stifles dialogue," said Joyce Bermel, managing editor of the Hastings Center Report, published by the Hastings Center in Briarcliff, N.Y., a research institution that focuses on ethical issues in biology and medicine.
NEWS
January 2, 1994 | By Marguerite P. Jones, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delaware Valley College will host three live interactive teleconferences this year on nursing in the 1990s. The first conference is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 3. Registration deadline is Jan. 14. The conference will address the issues, dilemmas and applications of monitoring techniques for acute and critically ill patients. Medial and nursing experts will discuss types of monitoring and ethical considerations. The second conference runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. March 24. The panel will address medical ethics and health-care policy and will include a clinician, medical ethicist, theologian, lawyer and public policy expert.
NEWS
July 19, 1991 | By Alexis Moore, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The United States Senate, the most exclusive and august deliberative body in the land, squiggled the other day. Every year the good senators fill tens of thousands of pages with their thoughts, their musings and, most important, their actions. Those pages fill the voluminous Congressional Record, but today those pages are blank on one key point in a critical and controversial action taken Wednesday afternoon. The issue was abortion, and the Senate approved a bill that would allow family planning clinics to tell people that abortion is a legal option, even if those clinics receive federal financing.
NEWS
December 29, 1993 | BY DENISE BIRD
The present attempt of the medical profession to force a woman to have a Caesarian section in order to save the life of her unborn child reflects the inconsistencies in the judicial system. It's ironic that women can obtain abortions at will, yet this woman cannot leave the life of her unborn child in the hands of the One who gives life. In both instances, the bureaucratic system is playing God. Lawmakers who are strangers to the mothers, and to the unborn children, are deciding whether these children will live or die. In these types of cases, the medical profession rules according to medical ethics, and the judicial system rules according to their interpretation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
NEWS
September 9, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Most new infertility treatments are morally acceptable, but the practice of one woman bearing a child for another should be restricted, a medical ethics committee said yesterday. In the first major report examining the ethics of new reproductive technology, a committee of doctors, lawyers and ethicists said that practices such as artificial insemination and using donor sperm and eggs for producing test-tube babies were morally acceptable in most cases. However, the panel said some other procedures should be classified as experimental and not used routinely until more is known about them.
NEWS
December 11, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Henry A. Shenkin, 92, an innovative neurosurgeon and an author, died Saturday at the Quadrangle, a retirement community in Haverford, where he had lived for 18 years. Dr. Shenkin was founding director, in 1960, of the neurosurgical research laboratory at Episcopal Hospital. He was a professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and at Temple University Medical School, and maintained a private practice. In the early 1970s, he was responsible for the installation of the first CAT scanner in Philadelphia at Episcopal Hospital.
NEWS
April 25, 1994 | Daily News wire services
NEW YORK MOM CHARGED IN HAMMER ATTACK ON TEEN A mother faces an attempted- murder charge for allegedly trying to beat her seriously ill 13-year-old daughter to death with a hammer. The mother then tried to overdose on medication for depression. "She just flipped," the mother's husband, Anthony Edwards, told New York Newsday in a story published yesterday. "It was the pressure. " Mary Edwards, 36, was unconscious and in critical condition yesterday at Brookdale Hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1987 | By DAVE BITTAN, Daily News Staff Writer
Robert Palmer, the British "blue-eyed soul singer," stars tonight at midnight on "Live Jam" on WYSP (FM/94). The music on the hour-long program is from Palmer's live album, "Maybe It's Live," recorded at the Dominion Theater in London in 1980 and released in 1982. It includes two monster hits - "Every Kinda People" (1978) and "Bad Case of Loving You" (1979). Palmer's latest smash was "Addicted to Love. " Tonight at 8, WHYY (FM/91) broadcasts the third in a series of four live programs by Curtis Institute of Music alumni.
NEWS
November 18, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Morton F. Yolkut, 70, an Orthodox rabbi for 40 years who was spiritual leader of a synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia, died Monday, Nov. 11, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of complications from a fall. Rabbi Yolkut had fallen seven months ago while en route to his class at Temple University. Blessed with a magnetic personality, he was a popular teacher, said his sister-in-law, Regine Meisel. Born in St. Louis, he graduated from Roosevelt University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1965.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A page from some lost dictionary, a D page, with a line drawing of an oil derrick in the margin. A pair of wire-rimmed glasses, split at the bridge. These are some of the pieces included in the new exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, "Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11," a collection of objects recovered from the World Trade Center site since the 2001 attacks. The show, which runs through Nov. 6, will be bolstered by two special commemorative programs Sunday: a lecture about the architectural history of the twin towers and a unique theatrical performance called Cato: 9/11 , featuring one of George Washington's favorite plays, Joseph Addison's Cato: A Tragedy . The objects, which include a loudspeaker, glass ornaments, and a stairway sign, are on loan from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.
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