A Student’s Guide to Bioethics Nearing Completion
Originally entitled Manuel Bioéthique des jeunes, the Student’s Guide to Bioethics was first published in France in 2006 by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation in response to a qualifying examination in science that was marred by ideological bias. The objective of A Student’s Guide to Bioethics is “to go beyond the cosmetic rhetoric and to focus again on the reality of the biological facts and their ethical implications”. The French edition has been a great success: more than 300,000 copies have been distributed free of charge to students, parents and schools that have requested it.
The English translation is nearing completion and should be available for distribution beginning in March 2013. The small book puts critical questions facing our society and culture on an objectively scientific basis and encourages readers to make well-informed judgments. This approach is rigorous, yet accessible making this small book a valuable educational tool, not just for young people but also for adults.
The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, sponsor of World Youth Day 2013, has requested that the Student’s Guide to Bioethics for distribution to all the pilgrims attending World Youth Day in Rio in the summer of 2013. 2 million copies will be printed in French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese and will be inserted in the “pilgrim’s bags” so that all attending will have a copy. Those wishing to contribute financially to this project are encouraged to contact the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA at 267-403-2910, or send checks to:
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA
6397 Drexel Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19151
The cover, introduction, and table of contents can be viewed here.