Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut
Friday, July 21, 2017

Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Father Tad Pacholczyk

fr tad pocholczyk hedshotMaking sense out of bioethics

Bariatric surgery, which often involves banding of the stomach, is a widely used procedure for treating severe obesity. Another approach that relies on an implantable “stomach pacemaker” also appears poised to assist those struggling with significant weight gain.

fr tad pocholczyk hedshotA recent news report described the unusual story of a baby’s birth from his grandmother’s womb. A 29-year old woman from Sweden, born without a uterus, received a transplanted womb from her mother, the same womb that had brought her into the world a generation earlier. The woman then became pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and delivered a healthy baby boy.