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A Sad and Evil Day

January 29, 2019

On Tuesday of last week, in a single, breathtaking move, the liberal-dominated legislature of the state of New York passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). Symbolically, the occasion was the 46th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, establishing a woman’s legal right to abortion in the U.S.... View Article

New Conference on Healthcare Conscience Rights

December 19, 2018

Cedarville University’s Center for Bioethics is partnering with the Northern Plains Ethics Institute and the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health (IAMEPH) in a major academic ethics conference this coming June 6-8, 2019, entitled, Clinical Ethics and Conscience Rights. Keynote speaker will be Princeton political philosopher Dr. Robert George, a well-known advocate of conscience... View Article

Gene-Edited Babies: Immoral, Illegal, and Dangerous

November 27, 2018

A “bright line” in ethics has been crossed, and the world is just beginning to recognize its serious implications. Amid international outrage, a Chinese scientist just announced that he genetically modified the genes in the embryos of seven couples. As a result, one couple has just given birth to twins, genetically-modified to make... View Article

Ethics and Genetic Privacy

October 23, 2018

By guest blogger Breanna Beers There’s a saying in the technology industry: “If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.” With the rise of big data, companies like Google and Amazon know more about you than some of your friends do. Of course, it’s all “anonymized” —... View Article

The Arizona Conscience Scandal

August 22, 2018

(by guest blogger Douglas Anderson, PharmD, and Dennis Sullivan, MD) Out of Arizona comes a tragic case where a woman who had suffered a miscarriage was denied a drug for treatment, on the basis of the “conscience rights” of a pharmacist. Nicole Arteaga was nine weeks pregnant when her pregnancy... View Article

Follow-Up: Down Syndrome Bill Moves Forward in the Ohio House

June 22, 2015

As we recently reported, the Center for Bioethics was active in supporting H.B. 135, the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, a bill to ban abortion for babies with Trisomy 23, or Down Syndrome. The Community and Family Advancement Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives has just passed this bill with... View Article

Could understanding nature help us treat trisomy?

May 4, 2015

 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla What if we could actually treat the root cause of conditions like Down’s Syndrome, rather than simply ameliorating symptoms?  Although the life expectancy of Down’s Syndrome patients has increased dramatically in the past few decades, and is now approximately 60 years of... View Article

CRISPR–It’s not just for the refrigerator anymore!

April 27, 2015

 image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons   by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla For most of us, “crisper” means the drawer at the bottom of the refrigerator.  But if you Google CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, you will find that it is a powerful genomic editing technology.  CRISPR can be... View Article

PGD: Eugenics Is Not Dead

April 13, 2015

by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla There is no genetically perfect person.  Every one of us carries mutations, both genetic and epigenetic, in our genomes.  In the future, we may be able to repair these defects.  Gene therapies have shown promise in treating some types of cancer, and may eventually be used... View Article