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What Exodus 21:22 Says about Abortion

The latest Solid Ground.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | January 22, 2010

What Bio-ethics Tells Us about Human Value

Wesley J.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | January 8, 2010

Premature Death

"Quality of life" arguments to end lives are immoral in themselves, but are complicated by medicine's fallibility.  Wesley J.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | December 10, 2009

Destructive Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Health officials Wednesday gave the green light to federally funded research on 13 human embryonic stem cell lines, the first approved since the Bush administration imposed limits eight years ago.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | December 9, 2009

The Great Stem Cell Debate

Brian Godawa was Greg's guest in the last hour of the radio show today so I've reposted my review of the documentary Brian did on stem cell research.  It's also available on Amazon.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | December 6, 2009

The Case for Life

Scott Klusendorf has a new site that makes a straightforward, persuasive, winsome case for the pro-life position. 

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | October 26, 2009

Stopping Federal Funds for Destructive Stem Cell Research

A lawsuit has been filed to stop Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research citing the Dickey-Wicker Amendment.  That amendment, passed in 1995 and renewed each year since, bars tax dollars from funding the creation of embryos for research and research that involves the destruction of embryos.Advocates International, co-counsel for the plaintiffs, explained the lawsuit:

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | October 19, 2009

Spinning Abortion News

Michael New points out the way a new AGI study is being misrepresented in the media.  The study purportedly shows that stricter abortion laws have no affect on abortion rates.  However, the comparison of the laws and abortion rates in different countries takes no account of different social circumstances that likely have an affect on abortion rates apart from the laws.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | October 14, 2009

Nature's Ethics of the Fittest

An editorial in Nature magazine has a solution for solving the shortage of organs for transplant:  redefine death.  The problem is that it seems their definition of death doesn't really guarantee that someone is, well, dead before their organs are harvested.  Here's the conclusion, which gives away what they actually mean by "death":

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | October 6, 2009

Pro-life Support Increases

Pew released the results of a new poll this week that shows pro-life convictions increasing across demographic and political groups.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | October 1, 2009