Canadian gender clinic’s gruesome photos in trans surgery promotion found in violation of ad standards

Jun 3, 2020 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: A Canadian gender clinic was found to be in violation of advertising standards following a complaint about its promotion of radical surgeries to young people using gruesome photos and post-operative patient testimonials. In response to a complaint against the McLean Clinic — a medical outfit in Mississauga, Ontario, known for performing mastectomies on transgender-identifying females — the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario identified photos and...

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It’s all about mercy

May 21, 2020 by

By Dr John Pilling (Retired Consultant Radiologist) and Bishop Michael Langrish (Former Bishop of Exeter): This reflection all began when I had been praying and asking God “What is this crisis all about?”, thinking that, in line with the opinions of others, it could be God’s judgement, or his anger, or a wake up call?  I awoke in the early hours the next day and a thought came to me “It’s all about mercy”.  I thought that was very odd and then it was followed by a fuller idea of what this...

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Anderson Cooper and the new normal: Why surrogacy is oppression

May 9, 2020 by

By John Stonestreet and Maria Baer, Christian Post: A couple of weeks ago, a woman had a baby. Childbirth, of course, happens tens of thousands of times a day in the United States, but this baby was a product. A couple paid a doctor and an agency to secure the child. The mom’s relationship with the child is governed not by biology, but by contract, one with clauses and exceptions and conditions. A man who made no genetic contribution is being called the child’s other “father,” along with...

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First male gay couple to be offered IVF on NHS will welcome baby son this summer

May 8, 2020 by

by Zoe Drewett, Metro: The first gay men to be offered IVF treatment on the NHS have revealed they are expecting a baby boy this summer. Ross and Chris Muller say they and their families can’t wait to meet their son, who will be born via a surrogate in early August. The couple, from Edinburgh, are believed to be the first male same-sex couple to undergo fertility treatment through the national health service after a blanket ban on using surrogate mothers was lifted by the Scottish government...

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It’s Unethical to Use Fetal Tissue in COVID-19 Research

Apr 23, 2020 by

By Christopher O. Tollefsen, Public Discourse: The use of fetal tissue from aborted human beings in medical research predicates the health of some on the deliberate destruction of the lives and health of others. That predication is incompatible with the fundamental commitments of medicine. In the face of this global crisis, we must hold to our ethical principles more firmly than ever. In June 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the federal government would adopt a...

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Can We Make Ourselves More Moral? Designer Babies, Hormone Therapy, and the New Eugenics of Transhumanism

Apr 20, 2020 by

By Richard Weikart, Public Discourse: If a non-teleological process produced human morality, then how can we find a measuring rod for morality outside of nature that allows us to prefer “moral” behaviors to “immoral” behaviors? Julian Savulescu, professor of philosophy at Oxford University and editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, provocatively argued in a popular 2012 Reader’s Digest article that “It’s Our Duty to Have Designer Babies.” Savulescu is a leading figure in the transhumanist...

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