Life Academy Member Honored for Bioethics Work

Luke Gormally to Receive Paul Ramsey Award

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SAN RAMON, California, NOV. 18, 2010 ( Luke Gormally, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, was chosen as the next recipient of the Paul Ramsey Award for excellence in bioethics.

A press release from The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network announced that Gormally will be honored March 25 in an annual dinner event in San Francisco.

Gormally, a British bioethicist, was the first research officer and director of The Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics.

He also served as a research professor at the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Gormally has published several books and articles on various topics such as euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, the sanctity of life in medicine, health care allocation, and reproductive ethics.

The press release noted his “life-affirming stand on each of these issues over a career of faithful research.”

John Keown, the Rose F. Kennedy professor of Christian ethics in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, and a member of the nominating committee for this award, noted Gormally’s “outstanding contribution over many years to serious, scholarly and sound reflection on bioethical issues.”

Previous recipients of this award include Leon Kass, Gilbert Meilaender, Albert Moraczewski, William May, John Finnis, Germain Grisez, and Edmund Pellegrino.

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