Reproductive Technologies and Human Dignity

Nov 18, 2019 by

By Melissa Moschella, Public Discourse: Given the risks of assisted reproductive technologies and gene-editing technologies for both individuals and society as a whole, a hands-off, libertarian approach to these issues is ethically irresponsible. Because these technologies imply a radical transformation in our understanding of the meaning of parenthood and our approach to the next generation, we must ask ourselves what sort of world these technologies are creating, and whether it is the sort...

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Banned Practice: YouTube Takes Censorship to Trans Debate

Nov 9, 2019 by

by Tony Perkins, FRC: “Talk with teens about possible regret.” That’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics says about tattoos and body piercings. But when it comes to giving a girl who thinks she’s a boy a double mastectomy, the same organization thinks parents should “respect” their kids’ wishes. That’s just part of the hypocrisy Dr. Michelle Cretella was trying to point out about the liberal medical community in a popular video for the Daily...

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Could the threat of lawsuits rein in gender dysphoria doctors?

Nov 3, 2019 by

by Michael Cook, Bio Edge: Critics of transgender treatment for children have been making heavy weather of persuading people that it could be medically dangerous. However, a well-documented feature in The Australian warns that transgender doctors could face class action suits if they continue to ignore research which claims that children are being harmed. University of Queensland law dean Patrick Parkinson, commented that doctors could be charged with medical negligence. He told The...

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Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, Gen Planned Obsolescence

Nov 1, 2019 by

by Xavier Symons, MercatorNet: Not a lot has changed since the mighty Sumerian king Gilgamesh explored the ocean floor to find the Ur-shanabi plant which would restore his youth. That was in 2800 BC, and in 2019 AD tech enthusiasts in Silicon Valley are still looking for life extension techniques. What if they succeed where Gilgamesh failed — attaining unending life and enhanced qualities like sporting ability, beauty, and better memory using techniques like CRISPR? Perhaps such enthusiasts...

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Organ donation and a State step too far

Oct 28, 2019 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: ORGAN donation was in the news again last week with the Government’s advance notice of when the law will be changed: spring 2020. Politically it should beggar belief that a Conservative Government is bringing in this State take over of our bodies. Culturally, it is somewhat inconsistent. In an age in which we are taught that consent to sex has to be actively given, it seems a little ironic, does it not, that when it comes to the removal of our vital...

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Bioethics panel: Why ignoring ethics yields horrors, abuses; media deceives about human costs

Oct 17, 2019 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: A group of prominent bioethicists are warning about the grave human harms that result when sound ethics in the practice of science are either ignored or manipulated in pursuit of innovation. In a panel discussion last week at the Heritage Foundation about why bioethics matters, particularly as it relates to what it means to be human, speakers Tara Sander Lee, Jennifer Lahl and Melissa Moschella opined on the dangers of an ends justifying the means approach...

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