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March 1983 (Volume 61)
Richard A. McCormick
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Public policy is, and ought to be, concerned with the welfare of human beings across a broad spectrum of circumstances and conditions. A Catholic moral theologian analyzes his involvement as a public policy consultant on in vitro fertilization. Evaluative judgments made by the Ethics Advisory Board are not edicts; they leave matters open for reconsideration and revision, while providing a basis for policy decisions for the present.
Author(s): Richard A. McCormick
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Volume 61, Issue 1 (pages 113–126) Published in 1983
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