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The Bioethics of Charlie Gard

July 26, 2017

By center director Sullivan, along with guest blogger Keegan D’Alfonso What can we say about poor little Charlie Gard? This 11-month-old infant in the U.K. suffers from a rare and incurable disease called mitochondrial depletion syndrome, leaving him unconscious, on life support, and with almost no prospects for survival. Until... View Article

Elective Abortions: Material for Research?

July 17, 2017

By Guest Blogger Keegan D’Alfonso There is an unintended irony in a recent study reported in the journal Nature on the immunology of fetuses in the womb. Researchers in Singapore studied tissue from 100 elective second-trimester abortions. In the process, they uncovered details of a fascinating mechanism that permits the... View Article

Pro-Life Advocacy: What is the Best Strategy? (41)

June 14, 2017

My guest is Seth Dreyer, Director of Training for Created Equal, a pro-life advocacy group based in Columbus, Ohio. We talk about attempts to limit or restrict abortion through legislation, especially in Ohio. We discuss how these attempts may fare in the larger goal of overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme... View Article

New Transhumanism – Same Old Story

March 23, 2017

In a modern movement right of of H.G. Wells, transhumanism is on the rise. This atheistic brand of scientism calls for the perfecting of the human species, and for bringing us through to the “next stage” of our evolution. In fact, the idea has an ancient pedigree. The quest for... View Article

Health Care: Right or Privilege?

February 27, 2017

(by guest blogger Eric Stigall, student at Ashland Theological Seminary) Is Health Care a Right or a Privilege? In this era of managed care and the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”), this is a loaded question. According to the U.S. Department of Health, about 10% of the population currently does... View Article

Center Challenges AAP Radical Pro-Abortion Stance

February 6, 2017

Ohio Right to Life recently asked us if we would join them in a letter critical of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a move we were happy to make. We signed the letter, along with other medical groups, to  urge the American Academy of Pediatrics to wind back its position that even... View Article

New ‘Incentives’ to Choose Death

February 1, 2017

As we have commented in this blog recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) is thinking of reversing its opposition to physician-assisted suicide (PAS). Canada and five U.S. states have made this practice legal, and “aid in dying” is now a part of everyday medical discussions. Here are a few more... View Article

Bioethics in Faith & Practice: Latest Issue

January 24, 2017

Bioethics in Faith and Practice has just published its latest issue. As we close out 2016, the New Year brings many ethical challenges. This edition of the journal features dilemmas at the beginning of life, the end of life, and in the laboratory. Features in this issue: Senior Editor Commentary – The... View Article

Bioethics Challenges for the New Year

January 9, 2017

A colleague of mine has referred to this modern era as the “Biotech Century.” More than ever before, biological research and medical science have improved our lives, but have created new ethical dilemmas as well. Here are some of the major trends to watch for in the coming year. Issues... View Article

The New Push for Assisted Suicide

December 6, 2016

  There is a growing movement within the American Medical Association (AMA) to legalize “aid in dying,” otherwise known as physician-assisted suicide. The current ethics statement of the AMA, with roots going back thousands of years, states the following: It is the policy of the AMA that: 1.Physician assisted suicide... View Article