This Week in Bioethics #102

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1. Welcome to GATTACA The United Arab Emirates’ Khaleej Times reports on the near future of reproductive technologies. Genetic engineering of the embryo could mean that people will soon be able to produce ‘super babies.’ “People can start modifying embryos, for example, activating certain genes and replacing others or like removing all defective genes that […]

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No One Should Have No One

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Last week while in the United Kingdom, I kept seeing the same advertisement posted throughout the London Underground: No one to say good morning to. No one to bless you when you sneeze. No one to take tea with. Or whisky, for that matter. No one on the end of the phone. No one to […]

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Poor NHS Care Drives Assisted Suicide Support

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Here is another cogent warning about the dangers of centralized health care. The people of the UK have apparently lost so much trust in the National Health Service (NHS), that it is driving support for legalizing assisted suicide. From the Telegraph story: Fears about standards care for terminally ill people in the NHS are fueling […]

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UK Being Driven to Assisted Suicide by the Emotional Narrative

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC According to polls, the UK is becoming ever more assisted suicide friendly. From the story: The public’s support for a change in the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia was uncovered by the YouGov poll following a succession of high profile court cases. Three quarters […]

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Mother Jailed for Murdering Disabled Son

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I reported a bit ago about the case of Francis Inglis, the mother, who while out on bail for trying to kill her seriously disabled son Tom, went to his hospital room and murdered him. In the UK, as here, such cases often generate “mercy” […]

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