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Newborn baby holding mother's hand.

Bioethicist Asks, ‘Does Birth Matter?’ Answers, ‘No’

The core problem with contemporary bioethics is that the movement denies human exceptionalism. In this view, being human is morally irrelevant. What matters are capacities, such as the ability to value one’s life, which make one a “person.” Read More ›
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Do Transgender Women Have a ‘Right to Gestate’?

Bioethics discourse is moving in an ever increasingly radical direction. One recent and recurring theme is that biological men who identify as women should have a “right to gestate,” that is, to obtain uterus transplants so they can become pregnant and give birth (probably via caesarian section.) One animal experiment has already been conducted toward this end. Read More ›
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Stop ‘Outsourcing’ Unethical Science to Other Countries

It is long past time for an ethical house cleaning. Overseas breaches of moral propriety by U.S.-funded researchers, domestic companies, and American scientists make us all complicit in wrongdoing. It doesn’t have to be that way. If we close the door on outsourcing ethics, maybe those poor beagl Read More ›
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Doctor Man With Stethoscope In Hospital

Ethicists Urge Teaching Critical Race Theory in Bioethics Education

I have sometimes gotten in trouble among the bioethics crowd for claiming that their field is more of an ideological movement than a dispassionate discourse. But know this: When a bioethicist speaks, unless there is a modifier such as “conservative” or “Catholic” before the term, that person is almost surely a political progressive. Read More ›
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Doctor Man With Stethoscope In Hospital

Bioethicist: Impose Puberty Blocking over Parental Objection

Transgender ideology has advanced so far that serious proposals in the most respected medical and bioethics journals are being made to push parents out of the way if they oppose their child’s transition. Read More ›
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artificial insemination

Scientists Kill Embryo Research Time Restrictions

It was all such a con. During the Great Embryonic Stem Cell Debate, “the scientists” promised to restrict embryo-destructive research to 14 days. They said that was because the neural system begins to form after 14 days. Read More ›
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Richard Dawkins: ‘Wise and Sensible’ to Abort Babies with Down Syndrome

When eliminating suffering because society’s first priority — instead of protecting innocent human life — it very easily metastasizes into eliminating the sufferer. And the suffering need not even be that of the person eliminated, but of family or society. Utilitarianism always leads to justifying killing. Read More ›