Utilitarianism

No to Coerced Vasectomy

A Virgnia plea deal is coercing a man into a vasectomy. From the CBS story: A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to reduce his prison term by up to five years in a child endangerment case that has evoked the country’s dark history of forced […]

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Killed Fetuses Incinerated to Heat Hospital

Aborted and miscarried fetuses have been used to heat hospitals in the UK. From the Telegraph story: The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two […]

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Pushing Experimentation Without Consent

The New England Journal of Medicine–ever more radically utilitarian, in my view–has an article by prominent bioethicists urging that some less dangerous (comparative effectiveness research) medical experimentation be conducted on patients without our consent. The call arises in the context of Obamacare and medical technocrats seeking to transform our hospitals, clinics, and medical offices into ”learning health care systems,” in […]

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Pushing Polyamorous Genetic-Related Babies

The bioethics movement grows ever more radical. In the reproductive field, many activists promote a near-absolute right to have a baby, the kind of baby we want, via any means we desire. The UK’s John Harris is a major voice in utilitarian bioethics discourse, who believes that killing so-called human non persons is A-OK. He has now written in favor […]

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We Should Follow Iran’s Kidney Selling OK?

There is growing pressure among the utilitarian bioethics crowd to permit the poor to sell their kidneys–and there is already a thriving biological colonialism in kidney selling that prays on the world’s most destitute. Apparently, Iran permits this odious practice in the open–and now a new book this way comes extolling the idea. From the […]

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Pediatrician Group Opposes Child Euthanasia

Medical and professional organizations too often remain silent in the face of clamoring suicide promotion. I have written, for example, of the shameful crickets-chirping abdication of responsibility by suicide prevention community to the face of blatant suicide promotion of prescribed-death activists. Now, with Belgium legalizing child euthanasia–no age limit–and count them, two pro child euthanasia columns in the […]

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Peter Singer Attacks Religious Liberty

Peter Singer, the crass infanticide and “speciesism” promoter is an atheist. Bully for him, and who cares? But his antipathy toward faith may explain his hostility to, and utter confusion about, religious liberty. Singer has written that Obamacare’s “Free Birth Control Rule” doesn’t violate religious liberty because Catholic hospitals and universities can simply turn over […]

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Utilitarian Moral Views Linked to Psychopathology!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC This is funny. How often do we hear about studies claiming to demonstrate that liberals are smarter than conservatives, or conservatives live in a world dominated by fear: You know the drill. Well now a study has come out stating that those who believe that […]

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Teaching Character, Not Neuro Enhancements, Key to Ethical Society

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC There has been a lot of justifiable worry expressed about moral decay in the wake of the UK riots. Apparently, the issue has also been on the minds of two among bioethics’ most notorious notable utilitarian practitioners, who are having a collegial disagreement about whether […]

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