Column: 1950s Reboot

 Sex, consensual or involuntary, may lead to pregnancy. In humans, the individual carrying the eggs that may be fertilized during sexual contact is the female. The male contribution is a microscopic packet of genes that account for less than half of the total complement of genetic Continue reading “Column: 1950s Reboot”

A Handmaiden’s Country

Kentucky is the latest state to effectively ban legal abortions. Although the bill’s sponsors claim that a pregnancy may be terminated within 15 weeks of the fertilization of the egg that leads to the development of a fetus. The associated restrictions on who is eligible for the Continue reading “A Handmaiden’s Country”

Column: Soul Search

Father Robert Drinan addressed my medical school class several months before the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.  He was a soft-spoken, modestly dressed Jesuit priest, who was invited to discuss with us and a patient, whom I shall call Mary, a distinctly spiritual dilemma.  Continue reading “Column: Soul Search”

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