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The Legacy of a Pro-Life Pioneer

February 22, 2015

Dr. Jack Willke has passed away at age 89, the great patriarch of the pro-life movement. Here is how he is remembered in the pages of the National Review: [Dr. Willke] and his wife Barbara dedicated their entire lives to defending the unborn. They were publicly speaking and writing about... View Article

Center for Bioethics Launches New Academic Journal

February 16, 2015

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The Center for Bioethics is launching a new peer-reviewed academic journal entitled Bioethics in Faith and Practice: Exploring the Moral Dimension in Healthcare.  From the journal website:   Bioethics in Faith and Practice is a new peer-reviewed professional journal, through the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville... View Article

Persons Created in the Image of God

January 20, 2015

(by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla) Lately, I have been asking myself an important question: do I truly believe that human persons are created in the image of God?  Or am I merely giving intellectual assent to this pivotal truth? In the Creation-Fall-Redemption narrative of Scripture, our status as beings created in... View Article

Affirming Life Amid Chronic Pain

January 12, 2015

  (by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla) Roughly 100 million Americans deal with chronic pain. The statistics belie an enormous economic and personal cost. Studies indicate that chronic pain remains undertreated, and in many cases, its causes are poorly understood. There are plenty of resources online designed for chronic pain patients, their... View Article

New Name, New Look for Center for Bioethics Blog

December 2, 2014

Bioethikos: Bringing Life to Bioethics This is the new name for the Center for Bioethics blog. We have also updated the appearance in line with the Center website. We will continue to offer weekly commentaries on issues of ongoing interest, including health care, general ethics, theology, and moral philosophy. The... View Article

Time for Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco

November 19, 2014

  (By Douglas Anderson, PharmD, DPh) A recent study has revealed that 6% of patients receiving medications for chronic lung disorders also bought cigarettes at the same time. Cigarette smoking is well known as a cause of these diseases, and also increases the risk of heart disease, lung cancer, and... View Article

Could GMOs Help Solve Global Health Issues?

November 6, 2014

(By Dr. Heather Kuruvilla) Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are often portrayed as unnatural, potentially harmful, and just plain scary. Like any technology, genetically modified organisms have some potential risks, both to people and to the environment. We don’t know if the newly engineered proteins may be allergenic or otherwise... View Article

CedarEthics: New Student Papers

October 28, 2014

The Center for Bioethics is happy to announce the latest edition in our online journal of outstanding student bioethics papers. For example, in her paper, “Ethical Duties in Ectopic Pregnancy,” recent graduate Josephine Hein describes the clinical condition: An ectopic pregnancy (EP), from Latin roots meaning “out of place,” is a... View Article

Pro-Life: A Broader Meaning

October 19, 2014

(By Dr. Heather Kuruvilla) What do you think of when you hear the term “pro-life?” Do anti-abortion protestors come to mind? Do you imagine volunteers faithfully reaching out to women with crisis pregnancies? Do you reflect on lawyers and legislators working to change our laws to recognize the unborn as... View Article

Can We Learn from Peter Singer?

April 1, 2014

by guest blogger Tyler John, senior philosophy major In a recent Cedarville University chapel message, Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler spoke at length about human dignity. He rightly criticized Princeton ethicist Peter Singer, for saying that some pigs should have more rights than some human infants. This of course raises... View Article