R. Alta Charo

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An Ethicist on Who Owns Your Body

For a look at the thinking behind the debate, work your way through Alta Charo’s essay and/or the audio interview in the New England Journal of Medicine. (free, online) (She’s the one who called Wesley Smith on his “human-centric” views and the rest of us in the right wing and pro-life community on our “endarkenment” … Continue reading

Medical ethics, lawyers, bean counters and government guns

As you know, I’m studying for my Master’s in Bioethics at Trinity International University, an Evangelical university in Deerfield, Chicago. Jerri Lynn Ward, J.D., asks at her blog, Texas Advance Directives Blog, how medical ethicists are being trained today. TIU has a Masters in Bioethics program begun by Nigel Cameron and John F. Kilner in … Continue reading

Endarkenment and humans

Wesley Smith has had a bit of time to consider and reconsider the way he was called out and singled out at lunch by Alta Chara on Friday, July 14th at the Bioethics and Politics Summer Conference of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. I am unabashedly human-centric and a human species-ist. Any other … Continue reading

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