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Bad Ethics in the Name of Compassion by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In a recent broadcast of the 700 Club, the Reverend Pat Robertson shocked many of his listeners with his response to a plaintive letter from the friend of a husband whose ... Read on »
Top Student Papers in Bioethics by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Volume 10, Issues 1 and 2 of CedarEthics Online is now available. Each year for the past ten years, CE Online has published outstanding student papers in bioethics from t ... Read on »
Abortion or Murder? by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A recent post at the  “Ohio Life Wire” blog points out a strange irony for our times. A man from the Columbus area recently pled guilty to attempted murder. His crime? ... Read on »
Abortion and the Supreme Court (24) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Our podcast this time is an interview with Dr. Mark Smith, Associate Professor of Political Studies at Cedarville University, and director of the University’s Center for P ... Read on »
The Embryonic Miracle of Christmas (23) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Does Scripture teach the value of human life in the womb? If so, how far back does this extend? Can we “prove” the idea that human beings are valuable and protectable at t ... Read on »
Conscience Rights Under Attack by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The Council of Europe, composed of 47 member countries, will soon debate a resolution to “regulate the right of conscientious objection” in health care. If the resolution ... Read on »
Stem Cell Showdown by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In a dramatic ruling, a federal district court judge has blocked the Obama administration’s new guidelines on embryonic stem cell research. Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued ... Read on »
Emergency Contraception – New Questions on an Old Theme (22) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The FDA has recently approved the French emergency contraceptive drug (ella) for clinical use in the United States. In an earlier blog post , we expressed our objection. T ... Read on »
Ella: Bad News for Women and Families by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A French drug company has developed a new “morning-after” pill, according to the Washington Post . Marketed under the brand name of ella, proponents have described it as  ... Read on »
Civil Disobedience: Has it Come to This? by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Achilles tending the wounds of Patroclus in the Trojan War Followers of the Center for Bioethics and this blog know that I have endorsed and signed the Manhattan ... Read on »
Freedom of Worship is Not Enough by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Followers of the Center for Bioethics know that I have signed and endorsed the Manhattan Declaration (see A Christian Call to Action earlier this year). This public statem ... Read on »
Free Will: Does it Exist? Does it Matter? (21) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Is free will just an illusion? Determinism implies that human beings have no real choices. If so, then moral philosophy and ethics have no basis. Here are excerpts from a ... Read on »
Are You a Speciesist? by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Hello, my name is Dennis, and I suffer from speciesism, a terrible “moral flaw” and an “addictive condition.” People with this condition think that human beings are someho ... Read on »
Do We Have Free Will? by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Now wait a minute, you may say. That’s a silly question. Of course we have free will — we all make choices, and we are all accountable for our actions. Hmm, not so fas ... Read on »
A Christian Call to Action by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics As we begin the New Year, I have mixed feelings about the ethical direction of American society – a curious combination of unease and hope. Unease, because it appears that ... Read on »
Health Care Reform: What Are the Ethical Stakes? (20) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Our nation has been engaged in a contentious debate over legislation to reform the health care system. Dr. John Vitaliti returns as my guest to discuss  the ethical issues a ... Read on »
Womb Transplants Now a Step Closer by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics It’s a development that could take your breath away, and raises interesting and profound questions about our reproductive future. Researchers in London performed womb ... Read on »
A Health Care Horror Story by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo is a 35 year-old married mother who works as a nurse at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She has worked in the operating room since 2004. ... Read on »
Should Doctors Apologize? (19) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics When medical errors happen, should doctors apologize to their patients? Doesn’t that idea simply guarantee a costly lawsuit? What are the ethical implications of all this? I ... Read on »