By John Stonestreet with Roberto Rivera Perhaps the most helpful framework I know of in wrestling with moral issues comes from T.S. Eliot. Before we can know what to do with something, we must know what that something is for. For example, before we decide what we should do with human life (whether we should …Continue reading "The Problem with Talking about Right and Wrong"
By Samantha Kamman The University of Pittsburgh has hired Washington, D.C., law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara to conduct an independent review of its research involving the bodies of aborted children. After the firm conducts its review, it will reportedly present its findings to the University’s senior leadership. Explaining the reason for its actions, the …Continue reading "University of Pittsburgh hires firm to analyze its research using aborted babies"
By Dave Andrusko Those of you who read NRL News Today on a consistent basis know it is almost impossible to keep up with the lethally crazy ideas so-called “bioethicists” crank out. The Bioethics Establishment, ensconced in the best known think tanks, famous law schools, and as editors of elite medical journals, would recoil at such a …Continue reading "“Fetal reduction” and the Case of Identical Twins: A coldblooded, coldhearted academic exercise"
By Dave Andrusko You might understandably ask why post a second time about the passing of a man who died two years ago? The answer is simple. It would be close to impossible to exaggerate the influence of Daniel Callahan in directing “bioethics” in a direction that people like you and me abhor. We had …Continue reading "Daniel Callahan: R.I.P."
By Michael Cook Medicine detached from a transcendent dimension is increasingly a threat to human dignity, argues a bioethicist and theologian at Fordham University. In his new book Losing Our Dignity: How Secularized Medicine is Undermining Fundamental Human Equality, Charles Camosy predicts that the lives of millions of people with dementia will be at risk. Here are …Continue reading "Secular bioethics threatens human dignity, says US bioethicist"
By Dave Andrusko “Thousands of medical ethicists and bioethicists, as they are called, professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on its way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as the unexceptionable.” — “The Return of Eugenics,” by Richard John Neuhaus. Richard John Neuhaus’s quote from the April 1988 …Continue reading "“If not us, who? And if not now, when?”"
By Wesley J. Smith Entry into medical and associated professional schools may soon depend on possessing the proper moral views as well as good grades. Say you’re a brilliant student who dreams of becoming an oncologist and saving thousands of lives from cancer. In the not too distant future, if some bioethicists have their way, …Continue reading "The Utilitarian Ethic at work: Bioethicist Wants to Morally Cleanse Medical Schools"
We are embodied, vulnerable and mutually dependent human beings, argues an American scholar in this profoundly important book. By Greg Walsh What does it mean to be human? How legal systems answer and should answer this profoundly important question is addressed by O. Carter Snead in What It Means To Be Human: The Case for the …Continue reading "Bioethics needs to protect the vulnerable"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Why did I choose this particular story for our look back one year ago series? Simply because Daniel Callahan was hugely influential in directing “bioethics” in a direction that people like you and me abhor. We had coffee once years ago, and he was a pleasant man. His ideas, however, …Continue reading "One year ago: Daniel Callahan: R.I.P."
By Wesley J. Smith I have been following — and criticizing — the bioethics movement for more than twenty years. As I see it, the mainstream view seeks to instill a utilitarianist philosophy on both the ethics of medicine and the public policies of health care, including where “common morality” — as the views of …Continue reading "Catholic medical practice is the great impediment to the culture-subverting mission of the bioethics movement"
By Wesley J. Smith Remember the U.K. cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans — in which doctors and courts forced small children off of life support wanted by parents based on the “experts” view that dying was in the patient’s “best interest?” Well, a similar “futile care” imbroglio has come to Texas. Tinslee Lewis, …Continue reading "Parents — Not Bioethicists — Should Decide about Baby’s Life Support"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at National Review Online. Bioethicist Jacob M. Appel wants the bioethics movement to educate your children about the policy and personal conundrums that involve medical care and health public policy. He claims that “most of us give little thought” to issues …Continue reading "Keep Bioethics out of Elementary and High Schools"