Quiet, please. Complacency at work!
Carolyn Moynihan | 16 April 2013 |
tags: abortion, Kermit Gosnell, New York Times
The New York Times has ignored an appalling abuse of human rights in nearby Philadelphia. What explains its indifference to the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial?
The other controversial legacy
Michael Cook | 16 April 2013 |
tags: bioethics, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF, died two days after Margaret Thatcher. History may show that his impact was even greater than hers.
Engineering our way to a eugenic future
Philippa Taylor | 12 April 2013 |
The UK fertility regulator has proposed a "minor" procedure with momentous consequences which is legal nowhere else in the world.
New frontiers in repressing dissent
Mishka Gora | 11 March 2013 |
Tasmania may be small, but it will punch far above its weight on the world stage in shutting down protests against abortion if a new bill is passed.
Taking same-sex marriage step by step
Michael Cook | 05 March 2013 |
tags: polyamory, relationships, same-sex marriage
Whether you call it polygamy, or polyamory, or consensual nonmonogamy, the notion of multiple partners in a single relationship is just over the horizon.
Who am I? The building of bionic man
William E. Carroll | 05 March 2013 |
tags: bioethics, bionic man, enhancement
The invention of Rex, a bionic man with artificially created organs, helps us see why it is impossible for any machine to be a human being.
Michael Cook | 05 February 2013 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Tasmania
Lightweight politicians have written a lightweight report on euthanasia for Tasmanian voters.
How my mother died
Tom Mortier | 04 February 2013 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A mentally-ill Belgian woman sought euthanasia to escape her problems. The doctors told her, sure, why not?
The New Eugenics
Michael Cook | 14 December 2012 |
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.
The third rail of feminism
Michael Cook | 11 December 2012 |
tags: Africa, female genital mutilation, feminism
Why isn't the media interested in the facts about the controversial practice of female genital mutilation?
A path to oblivion?
Jacqueline Laing | 11 December 2012 |
tags: end-of-life care, euthanasia, UK
Are English hospitals putting seriously ill patients on an assembly line to death with the Liverpool Care Pathway?
The smokescreen putting young men’s health at risk
Thomas Coy | 13 November 2012 |
tags: health policy, HIV, homosexuality
How much worse do the risks of gay sex have to be before it rates the same public health warnings as smoking?
Wisdom from Massachusetts
Michael Cook | 08 November 2012 |
The failure of a referendum on assisted suicide shows that "dying with dignity" is not a progressive cause.
Michael Cook | 30 October 2012 |
tags: bioethics, disaster preparedness, zombies
How prepared are you for a zombie apocalypse? Is it ethical to kill zombies? Do zombies have human rights?
“Soon our happy hearts will quiver”
Michael Cook | 16 October 2012 |
tags: bioethics, secularism, transhumanism
Are bioethicists reviving mediaeval inquiries into how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
The new sexual predators
Alana S. Newman | 12 October 2012 |
tags: bioethics, egg donation, surrogacy
It used to be just men looking for one-night stands. Now it's older women and gay men seeking their eggs.
A Nobel Prize for ethics?
Michael Cook | 09 October 2012 |
This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine was shared by a Briton and a Japanese who respects the dignity of the human embryo.
What lies beyond conscience?
Michael Cook | 25 September 2012 |
Respect for conscience and conscientious objection is being eroded in the medical profession.
Catholic women and that other contraceptive mandate
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 September 2012 |
Why do so many church-going women reject Catholic teaching on family planning? At last someone has asked them.
Locked in to euthanasia
Michael Cook | 21 August 2012 |
tags: euthanasia, locked-in syndrome
Believe it or not, it is possible for people to find happiness in the strangest places -- even quadriplegia.
The link between rented wombs and gay marriage
Michael Cook | 19 July 2012 |
tags: bioethics, same-sex marriage, surrogacy
If marriage leads to children, same-sex marriage must inevitably lead to surrogacy and exploitation.
An unmet need for sound thinking
Michael Cook | 13 July 2012 |
tags: contraception, economics, family planning
Melinda Gates, one of the world's richest women, and the British government, organised a family planning summit in London this week. They should have done their homework first.
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