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Celltex hires Glenn McGee (To Texas from New York)

Y’all remember Gleen McGee? He’s the guy from Texas who daydreams about Richard Doerflinger and who resigned over accusations that he was less than ethical.what’s was one of the people I wrote about in “Ethicists for Hire. He’s also well known to be an advocate for unethical embryonic stem cells. Well now, he’s coming back … Continue reading

Conscience upheld in Arizona Courts

Without a conscience, what is a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist except a technician willing to follow the whims of law? (Again, this is not sound-bite material!) I received an e-mail from the American Defense Fund concerning the lawsuit against the State of Arizona by Planned Parenthood over a law to protect those of us in … Continue reading

Trust me, I don’t have a conscience, again

The Obama administration has released their new conscience regulations from the Health and Human Services dept. See this Adobe, pdf: http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-03993_PI.pdf There is now no protection for doctors who won’t council abortion, who refuse to prescribe contraception (including post-coital “contraception”) or those who don’t wish to perform fertility treatments for “certain groups of people.” Of … Continue reading

Robin Alta Charo named FDA advisor

The University of Wisconsin at Madison has announced that Robin Alta Charo has been named senior adviser to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. You’ll remember lawyer/ethicist-for-sale Charo. She’s the one who sees no problem with sex-selection abortion and who called President Bush’s Council on Ethics the “endarkenment.” She protests anyone following their … Continue reading

Obama cancels meeting of President’s Council Bioethics

I wonder whether the new commission/committee/council will have even one pro-life member? Will Robert P. George (one of only 3 or 4 conservative bioethicist with tenure at a major university), for example, have a spot? And remember the fuss and bother when some of the members of President Bush’s Council were replaced in March, 2004? … Continue reading

Whose life is it, anyway?

  Trait selection in babies “is a service,” says Dr. Steinberg. “We intend to offer it soon.” Whoops, someone noticed that some of this reproductive technology stuff might not be ethical. Talk about controlling parents! Eugenics is a done deal. The cat’s out of the bag. There’s no going back. (Don’t think about the 14th … Continue reading

Texas teens form pro-life club

And, it seems that the kids in Coppell, Texas (near Dallas) are only “anti-abortion” because of the undue influence of their families and churches. From the Dallas Morning News: Abortion rights advocates say it’s even harder for them to organize high school students because of the focus on abstinence. “We’re up against a movement that … Continue reading

Fox builds hen house

In the same set of news alerts that notified me of the Vatican’s condemnation of cloning and embryonic stem cell research, I read that Insoo Hyun is the lead author of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells. The Guidelines are also published on line at … Continue reading

“A return to power”

That’s the sub-heading from Science Magazine’s “Obama takes the reigns.” The story was yesterday’s little “ScienceNOW” report on the (newly created) Office of the President Elect’s selection of Mario Molina, who will be co-lead for the review of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Molina has received the Nobel Prize for his … Continue reading

>The (manufactured) Stem Cell Debate at Dartmouth

>I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a report on a presentation that allowed half the space for “debate,” after the fact. The Stem Cell Debate at Dartmouth Sunday, November 16, 2008 Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. was recently invited to give a lecture entitled “Stem Cells and Cloning: Understanding the Scientific Issues and the Moral Objections” … Continue reading

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