13 May 2019
Canada's Jean Vanier lived an inspiring life of advocacy for the disabled
14 Feb 2019
A leading medical association in the UK is polling its members about a change in policy
7 Jan 2019
Deep Christian devotion is hidden beneath secularisation and scandal
9 Nov 2018
The right to life can be flipped into a right to die
22 Oct 2018
What do amazement, wonder, and awe have to do with integrity?
19 Sep 2018
How many divisions does the Pope have, Stalin once sneered. None, but immense “soft power”.
18 Jul 2018
Nothing is too dangerous or transgressive for rep tech.
15 May 2018
A few notes from personal experience
7 Mar 2018
No matter how far science and technology progress, we cannot lose our sense of awe and wonder at the universe
23 Feb 2018
Are we losing our reverence for death today?
13 Dec 2017
Can this idea help us to understand debates over same-sex marriage and euthanasia?
22 Nov 2017
Is there something special about humanity?
23 Oct 2017
Such an important issue requires a high level of ethical sensitivity
28 Sep 2017
We need to look forward and backward to see how it will affect society
16 Aug 2017
If same-sex marriage involved only adults it would be much easier to accept it
28 Jul 2017
When the splash of assisted-suicide and euthanasia blinds us to their far-reaching ripples.
6 Jun 2017
Insights for the euthanasia debate from unpacking the concept of dignity
22 May 2017
The statistics suggest that the answer is yes
11 May 2017
An elderly Australian couple says that euthanasia is better than life in a nursing home
17 Mar 2017
When an anti-euthanasia speaker at a doctors' conference is prevented from speaking, you know that something is very wrong
7 Mar 2017
The risks and harms to vulnerable people outweigh any possible benefits
28 Feb 2017
Three books that nurtured my respect for and love of animals and nature.
23 Feb 2017
How a person dies affects others, not just in the present but in the future.
23 Jan 2017
Euthanasia strips death of its meaning at the time we need it most
10 Jan 2017
One way to get rid of slippery slopes is to deny that they exist
15 Dec 2016
Feelings trump facts when thinking about euthanasia
25 Nov 2016
Doctors are not car mechanics with a repair manual that must be followed.
25 Oct 2016
We need them to give us hope
17 Oct 2016
Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.
28 Sep 2016
Let’s clarify the issues in the same-sex marriage debate
31 Aug 2016
Interrogate belief systems; don’t dismiss them
15 Jun 2016
Two Canadian men have been beheaded after the government refused to pay ransoms to Filipino terrorists.
7 Jun 2016
The cultural and social changes of the past 50 years laid the groundwork for transgenderism.
23 May 2016
An Italian surgeon wants to perform head transplants.
5 May 2016
If it's going to be legal, euthanasia in Canada should always be an exception which must be reviewed by a judge
12 Apr 2016
Autonomy, choice, and tolerance are being used to justify euthanasia but these grand principles don't apply to opponents
15 Mar 2016
A Canadian academic analyses the battle over values in her new book, Bird on an Ethics Wire.
26 Feb 2016
Members of Parliament should be allowed to vote according to their consciences on euthanasia
19 Feb 2016
When legalisation is inevitable its effects must be contained.
8 Jan 2016
Assisted human reproduction technology is growing ever more controversial.
28 Oct 2015
What Canada's top court left out in its judgment on assisted suicide.
9 Jun 2015
Science fiction has become a reality.
19 Mar 2015
A personal tribute to the founder of the L'Arche communities.
20 Feb 2015
The ethical complications of a website which matches up cash-strapped co-eds with millionaires.
29 Jan 2015
Some practical steps would protect rights and prevent "ethical cleansing".
11 Dec 2014
In Canada and the US high profile media stars have been pilloried over allegations of sexual assault.
20 Nov 2014
The "ethical yuck factor" is a sound instinct.
30 Oct 2014
You don't need to be religious to respect the mystery at the heart of life.
2 Oct 2014
The Canadian Medical Association is not being honest about its change of policy.
26 Jun 2014
Like North Korea and China, Canada has no abortion law. What is to be done?
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