Helping unmarried couples have children and court-ordered blood transfusions

Today’s episode was recorded as part of the New Zealand Christian Medical Fellowship’s annual conference. Doctors there sent over two bioethical conundrums for us to chew over as part of a special episode of Matters of Life and Death. The first explores how Christians can work within a secular healthcare system while holding values which are entirely at odds with what their jobs require them to do. And the second relates to a real life story from New Zealand, where anti-vax parents refused to allow their baby to have life-saving heart surgery because they were worried about the blood of vaccinated donors being transfused during the procedure.

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