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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

Why Ethics?

Presentation to Texas GOP Vote in Austin, Texas, March 25, 2011 If you crack the egg of a bird on the Endangered Species List, it won’t matter that the bird was a fetus or embryo. You’ve still broken Federal law. Why is the species of an (unhatched) animal so clear cut under law, but human … 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

Tebow Super Bowl Ad Controversy Proves “Pro-abortion” not “Pro-choice”

Sarah Palin has written a note on her Facebook page on the move to oppose an ad that’s scheduled to be run during the Super Bowl. The active opposition to the ad by the National Organization for Women (incorrectly named, btw) and other groups, shows just how pro-abortion, rather than pro-choice, they are. The 30 … 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

Abstinence vs “plus”

The Texas Legislature is about to reconvene and the sex ed debate in our State is already in the news. (Free subscription required.) Unfortunately, the news article blurs the line between sex ed for all children in our schools and the problem that some of our girls have multiple pregnancies as teenagers. What little evidence … Continue reading

>Ethics, Conscience and Cheating

>Is there a difference between matters of conscience and things you shouldn’t do? If there is something that would just get you in trouble but you don’t believe it’s wrong, how do you decide what to do? The blog, Adventures in Science and Ethics, is one of the ScienceBlogs that I follow. (I love her … Continue reading

>Wesley Smith reviews Physician Assisted "Suicide"

>Bioethics.com, the blog of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity published Wesley Smith’s excellent review of a British report on so-called “Physician Assisted Suicide.” PAS is not medicine in any sense of the word. Medicine, at the very least involves the intention of bringing health to the body and relief from unpleasant symptoms. It … Continue reading

>IVF embryo donation for destruction

>I’ve had some time to consider the report that we read last week concerning the willingness of the women and men who control the fates of the frozen embryos of their children to donate those embryos for destruction in research. The report has been published in ScienceXpress, the early posting on line of articles before … Continue reading

Wall Street Journal on dealing with dying parent

Thank you, Wall Street Journal, for giving us this free article on dealing with a dying family member, focusing on children who live out of town. The best point: “Just go.” You won’t regret it. Edited 3/27/2102 for formatting

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