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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

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

The Ethics of Charlie Gard (42)

August 16, 2017

My guest is Dr.Justin Cole, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, who specializes in pediatrics. We discuss the difficult and tragic case of Charlie Gard, the desperately ill baby who recently passed away in the U.K., in the midst of an international controversy.

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

Obamacare and Limited Government (38)

December 15, 2015

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or simply Obamacare. In this podcast, we interview Cedarville University senior communications major Morgan Bergoon. From her perspective of limited government, Morgan offers a critique of the... View Article

Abortion and the Apologetics of Life (35)

August 31, 2015

Scott Klusendorf is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (Website). He recently spoke for two mornings in the Cedarville University Chapel, where he engaged our students in the logic of pro-life arguments. In this podcast, he and I reflect on the recent Planned Parenthood videos, our current cultural... View Article

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