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 you?–would lead society in a way opposed by most of the very people bioethics claims to serve. Savulescu …Continue reading "Utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, why Bioethics should “fail”"
By Wesley J. Smith The culture of death is like a cancer sapping the moral health of western society. And, like a cancer, it never stops spreading. Here’s how: I wrote earlier today about Oxford bioethicist Julian Savulescu supporting palliated self starvation as a manner of dying. To get to that conclusion, he uses the …Continue reading "How the Culture of Death Metastasizes"
By Richard Weikart Recently Oxford philosophy professor Julian Savulescu moved his campaign for “moral enhancement” out of the ivory tower and into the mainstream. This month Reader’s Digest is carrying his article, “It’s Our Duty to Have Designer Babies,” in which he promotes the idea that “people have a moral obligation to select ethically better …Continue reading "The New Eugenics: Engineering “Moral Enhancement” by embryo screening and selective abortion"
By Michael Cook An interview with Julian Savulescu from Australia Unlimited on Vimeo. Julian Savulescu, the Australian philosopher who was a student of Peter Singer and is now the director of Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford, is ever controversial. He was a leading figure in the recent controversy over the article arguing that …Continue reading "The infanticide controversy: the editor"
By Dave Andrusko In his righteously indignant defense of his decision to publish a pro-infanticide manifesto, the editor of the “Journal of Medical Ethics,” Prof. Julian Savulescu, yesterday unwittingly helped publicize recommendations that routinely emerge in the bioethics community and outrageous assaults on the vulnerable in places like the Netherlands known only to a small …Continue reading "Defending the Indefensible: Journal Editor Celebrates Publishing Pro-Infanticide Essay"