Consider: Children — no matter how “mature” — cannot buy cigarettes or give consent to being tattooed.
Tinslee Lewis, age 11 months, has a heart defect. The doctors claim the case is hopeless.
When my mother was dying of Alzheimer’s disease and the sharp bodily decline that hits those in their late 90s, my wife and I brought her home for care.
A Catholic hospital chain known as Dignity Health refused to perform a hysterectomy on a transgendered male, as against Catholic moral teaching.
Meanwhile, to the applause of many bioethicists, the ACLU has mounted repeated lawsuits against Catholic hospitals.