Tag Archives: bioethics

A dissenting view of modern bioethics: “What about the sick patient?”

By Michael Cook Today, your doctor is likely to be a “stranger at the bedside,” making decisions according to a “new morality” of bioethics, rather than the traditional Oath of Hippocrates, writes Dr Jeffrey Hall Dobken in

Bioethicists to the People: ‘Obey Us!’

By Wesley J. Smith Well, this is rich. Udo Schuklenk, the co-editor-in-chief of the journal Bioethics, insists that people obey bioethicists and doctors when it comes to decisions about ending life-sustaining treatment even when the patient or

The Nazi doctors had plenty of “ethics.” It was just the wrong kind

By Michael Cook German medicine under Hitler resulted in so many horrors – eugenics, human experimentation, forced sterilization, involuntary euthanasia, mass murder – that there is a temptation to say that “Nazi doctors had no ethics.” However,

Some Big Public Policy Challenges in Bioethics we can expect in 2018

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. This is excerpted from a

Joseph Fletcher’s dark dreams becoming our reality

By Wesley J. Smith Joseph Fletcher (1905–1991) was one the most influential philosophers and bioethicists of the twentieth century. His advocacy blazed the path for many of the radical social transitions we are experiencing today. He gained

Utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, why Bioethics should “fail”

By Wesley J. Smith Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement. Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell

Self-sacrificial love in the bioethics-sphere

By Wesley J. Smith Editors note. This appears in the Christmas 2017 digital issue of National Right to Life News. Please read the 37-page edition in its entirety and pass it along to friends and family. Kiss

Bioethicist on NBCNews.com: Having Kids is ‘Indulgence’ That’s Bad For The Earth

By Matthew Balan Professor Travis Reider of Johns Hopkins University boosted population control as a solution for climate change in a Wednesday op-ed for NBCNews.com. Reider, an assistant director at the school’s Berman Institute of Bioethics, hyped

The Bioethics Peril

By Wesley J. Smith 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

Bioethics think tank says new prenatal test could lead to aborting babies who are the “wrong gender” or with other “undesirable” traits

Says technique should be “restricted” Editor’s note. This is based on a post that appeared on the blog of SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and is reposted with permission. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has

A very dark day in “Bioethics History”

By Dave Andrusko My thanks to Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director for Kansans for Life, for sending this link along to me. We’ve written previously about the hugely influential Medical Futility blogspot. It is run by Thaddeus Pope,

The Ethical Menace of “Bioethics” Grows

By Wesley J. Smith Bioethics discourse aims to change the practice of medicine and the thrust of public policy — usually not for the better. As I have been noting, the field increasingly targets the right of