March 11, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Euthanasia and abortion have always been controversial, now the question is whether they should be included in health care systems.
Australian Bishop Anthony Fisher is the author of “Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium,” he says that bio-ethical issues is something that concerns everyone, but they're often approached in very different ways.Msgr. Anthony Fisher
Author “Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium”“The concerns of the Africans are very different from the concerns of Americans, Australians and Europeans. For them the issues are nowhere near having universal health coverage. For them, the issues are how can you get basic vaccinations to everyone, clean water and nutritious food.”
In his book, Bishop Fisher sets out a 'road map' for Catholics on the different approaches toward these sensitive issues. His advice on bioethics comes from the expertise of his fellow members from the Pontifical Academy for Life.
He also touches on the importance of healthcare and how to provide it to society in a system that's fair to everyone. Msgr. Anthony Fisher
Author “Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium”“There are many issues in bioethics at any particular time, issues like healthcare systems, and this is very controversial in the United States at the moment. What should healthcare systems provide? What should they make compulsory? What do insurers have to provide?”
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently called for a repeal of healthcare mandate that would force most employers and health insurance companies to provide methods of birth control, as well as sterilization and abortive pills.
Bishop Anthony notes that while there is no easy fix, it doesn't mean it's impossible to find a comprehensive solution.