the BLOG

Explore by Topic

Explore by Format

Search Results | 2 results found

End of Life Ethics: A Primer

Would You Want to Live that Way? That’s the challenge I've heard a number of times from advocates of starving Terri Schiavo to death. It usually comes in the conversation when what they’ve offered so far in the way of justification has been refuted. It’s a rejoinder of last resort, but since it’s offered purportedly as an argument, let me take it seriously. Would you want to live that way? No. But what follows from that?

Article | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | March 26, 2013

Indiscriminate Tolerance

The BBC has had a policy for some time not to use the word “terrorist” except when quoting someone.  Briefly in the aftermath of the bombings in London a year ago, the BBC did use the word but now they've reverted to calling those who perpetrated the attacks on London more neutrally as “bombers.” 

Article | Ethics | Melinda Penner | February 26, 2013