Directives 47, 48 and 49 often pose difficult challenges
to clinicians, ethicists, mission leaders and others with regard to
both interpretation and application. This webinar attempted to bring greater
clarity to these Directives by using cases and drawing upon the Catholic
moral tradition. In particular, it examined morally licit approaches to ectopic
pregnancies, induction of labor, and procedures where fetal demise is foreseen
but not intended. This webinar did not address the Phoenix case or similar
Presenter: John Paul Slosar, Ph. D., Senior Director of Ethics, Ascension
Health, St. Louis.
This webinar was broadcast in 2010.
Run time: 64 minutes