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Current Issues: Medical Ethics


"Supreme Scientist” Superstar - Colleen Carroll Campbell

The Hwang scandal has highlighted the research-at-all-costs mentality that now dominates public discussions of embryonic stem cells.  Email This Article

'Animal Rights' vs. Human Rights - Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Sometimes sincere people concerned with protecting innocent human life will express sentiments along these lines: "Animal rights advocates are eager to protect all kinds of animal life, but seem to ignore the most important animal of all, the human animal.  Email This Article

'It would compromise my very humanity' - Frederica Mathewes-Green

Some say Mark Pickup's multiple sclerosis could be wiped away through what scientists learn from testing embryonic stem cells. So why does he travel the country to speak against that research?  Email This Article

A win for science — and human dignity - Rev. Raymond J. De Souza

As we move into the retrospective season on 2007, there will be lists aplenty about the major stories of the past year.  Email This Article

A “Painless” Death? - Wesley J. Smith

Many who support Terri Schiavo's threatened dehydration assert that removing a feeding tube from a profoundly cognitively disabled person results in a painless and gentle ending. But is this really true? After all, it would be agonizing if you or I were locked in a room for two weeks and deprived of all food and water.  Email This Article

Allow afflicted babies a death with dignity - Debbie Joslin

In 1999 my son was given a prenatal diagnosis of "fetal anomalies incompatible with life". I was offered "choices".  Email This Article

An autopsy won't end it - John Leo

Just when it seemed that every liberal commentator on the Terri Schiavo case was starting to sound like Barney Frank, the great Joan Didion published a long and remarkable article on the case in the quite far left New York Review of Books of June 9.  Email This Article

Beginning of the End for Embryonic Stem Cell Research? - Michael Fumento

Those who support expanded government embryonic stem cell funding because they believe it will bring medical breakthroughs should be heartened at the fact that there's a far more promising approach likelier to produce more benefits and much sooner.  Email This Article

BioSpin — Why Adult Stem Cell Research Successes Get Downplayed by the Media - Wesley J. Smith

"Adult-Stem-Cell Breakthrough!" the headlines should have screamed. "Stunning Discovery Could Mean No Need to Use Embryos in Research." Unfortunately, with the notable exception of a front-page story in the Boston Globe, the mainstream media has significantly downplayed this potentially exciting scientific discovery.  Email This Article

Biotech New World - Wesley J. Smith

The theme of Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such," Aldous Huxley wrote in the foreword to a new 1946 edition of his groundbreaking novel, but rather "the advancement of science as it affects human individuals."  Email This Article

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