Taking Life

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

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



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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