The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions. These topics are selected for study depending on emerging medical, technological and social developments. In undertaking this work the Institute believes that a sense of the inherent value and dignity of human life and of the human person as an end and not a means is a foundational perspective to bring to bear on its work.

The Institute's research may be original or may consist of reviews of existing literature. In each case the Institute's work is to be of the highest academic quality, though accessible to the general public.

From the Director's Desk

A Medical Detective Story; What You Felt Before You Were Born

A neurologist reveals surprising facts about prenatal development that have only recently come to light.

Wed. Oct. 1st, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Free Public Lecture and Reception
81 St. Mary’s Street.
Charbonnel Lounge, Elmsley Hall
St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Ms. Crean on Radio 680

“The Order of Canada is supposed to recognize the best effort of Canadians, and I don’t believe that Morgentaler’s work represents the best that we have to offer as Canadians and to Canadian women.

The claim is made that this is a reward for improving the health of Canadian women. In fact, those who, like Morgentaler, run abortion clinics are not in a position to make a claim as to the health of women after they leave the clinic. Any health or psychological repercussions are dealt with by emergency departments or psychiatric departments, or other hospitals or doctors, but never do women return with their problems to the clinics. Clinics, in fact, have no idea as to the condition of women after the abortion.”

Martha Crean
680 Radio, July, 2008.

Dr. deVeber to the London Free Press

Since the decision of the Selection Committee was not unanimous, and since most Canadians disagreed with the decision ( 92% of 300,000 people polled by the Globe and Mail), it appears that the Order has been used as a pro-choice political tool, rather than representing a popular choice of Canadians.

Although Dr.Morgentaler may have prevented some illegal abortions, and relieved some stress with unwanted pregnancies, the increasing number of scientific reports of problems with small premature babies, sterility, prolonged psychological damage and increased suicides indicates significant post-abortion problems in women.

L.L.deVeber M.D.
London Free Press, July 7, 2008.