The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2011

The Principle of Double Effect

Marie A. Anderson, MD, Robert L. Fastiggi, David E. Hargroder, MD, Rev. Joseph C. Howard Jr., C. Ward Kischer
Pages 65-82

Ectopic Pregnancy and Catholic Morality
A Response to Recent Arguments in Favor of Salpingostomy and Methotrexate

Respected Catholic ethicists have recently defended the use of salpingostomy and methotrexate in the management of ectopic pregnancies.This article examines the arguments for the revised assessments to determine whether there are sound reasons to believe that these two methods do not constitute the direct and immediate killing of innocent human beings. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11.1 (Spring 2011): 65–82.