Archives for Month: September 2013

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Euthanasia: Is the Reality Worse than Fiction?

September 25, 2013

By guest commentator Michelle Frazer: In his recent commentary, writer John Stonestreet has described a new development in Europe as “worse than fiction.” Some patients suffering from certain unbearable disorders have asked for euthanasia, coupled with organ donation to save the lives of others. Now don’t be carried away with... View Article

A Dangerous New Expansion of Abortion

September 17, 2013

In a move sure to anger pro-life advocates across the nation, a new California law now sits on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. AB 154 will open the door for a variety of non-physician healthcare workers, such as nurses and midwives, to perform early medical and surgical abortions. Pro-choice groups and Planned... View Article

CedarEthics Online: Latest Student Papers

September 12, 2013

The Center for Bioethics is happy to announce the latest edition in our online journal of outstanding student bioethics papers. CedarEthics Online 12:2 (from spring, 2013): Emily Delk has written a careful ethical review of a new reproductive technology: A Kantian Ethical Analysis of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Leanne Dykstra has... View Article

Are Placebos Ethical?

September 3, 2013

What would you think if you found out the pain medication you had been taking for the past few months was a placebo instead of a “real medication?” Research has shown that some people get better, not because of the pharmacologic or physiologic effects of a pill, but because they... View Article