Taking Life

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

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Why the CBC Opposes Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
The drive to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia presents a profound challenge to the integrity of medical ethics and the sanctity/equality of human life. As a consequence, the CBC believes that legalizing mercy killing and suicide assistance by doctors (or anyone else) would corrupt medicine, undermine the viability of suicide prevention efforts by sending a mixed societal message, and threaten the lives and equal societal status of the weakest and most vulnerable among us.
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Stem Cell Research

Lines That Divide
Stem cell research: A potential miracle cure for diseases or a form of biological colonialism? The debate still rages over this controversial science. Supporters argue that it is our moral duty to pursue scientific progress that provides healing hope for humanity. Detractors argue that the ends don’t justify the means in harvesting some human life to save others.
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Fetal Genetic Testing

Fetal Genetic Testing: the Dystopian Future?
Adding to the plethora of ethical issues produced by developments in biotechnology, a new genetic screening test may make other such issues pale in comparison. Non-Invasive Prenatal (genetic) Diagnosis (NIPD) tests could be involved in 3 million out of 5 million pregnancies in the U.S. in the near future, according to Henry Greely, Professor of Genetics at Stanford School of Medicine.
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