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Health Issues / Organ Donation



Cloning May Cause Health Defects
Cloning may cause long term health defects, a study by French scientists has suggested. A two-month-old calf, cloned from genes taken from the ear of an adult cow, died after developing...
October 1st, 2004
God's Life and Death Principle
May a Christian couple consider in vitro fertilization a God-pleasing way to relieve their childlessness? Is it ever ethical to pull the plug on respiratory equipment attached to a...
October 1st, 2004
Hospital Devotions - 16
1 Corinthians 15:42-43 - The body that is sown...is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.This must be said about long life: it really can wear a person out. When you were 20, you...
October 1st, 2004
Cloning: Where Will It All End?
On February 24, 1997, it rocked the scientific community and stimulated the exaggerated imaginations of scifi enthusiasts. Scottish scientists cloned a sheep and named it "Dolly." Fantasies...
October 1st, 2004
The Shape of the Lutheran Ethic - A Look at Life Issues Decision-Making
Gone are the days when your pastor's toughest medical counseling was talking to grandma about entering the nursing home. The advance of technology, the growth of the health care industry...
October 1st, 2004
Commentary on Human Cloning
Recently, an obscure Illinois physicist announced his intention to clone a human being within the next two years, in doing so, Dr. Richard Seed became the focus of a national debate,...
October 1st, 2004
How Small Is Too Small? - Issues Surrounding the Low-Birth-Weight Infant
My first job as a new RN in 1969 was in the special care nursery at Babies Hospital in New York City. The environment was cutting-edge. We rigged adult ventilators for babies, grappled...
October 1st, 2004
Dolly's Other DNA Came from Donor Egg
Dolly's Other DNA Came from Donor EggJanice Hopkins Tanne, New YorkThe DNA in the nuclei in cells of Dolly, the cloned sheep, came from the udder cell of an adult sheep. But where did...
October 1st, 2004
ABC, Congress Disclose Fetal Tissue Sales
On Wednesday, March 8, 2000, the ABC news program 20/20 broadcast a story revealing the illegal sale of fetal body parts taken from aborted infants. Information about the practice,...
October 1st, 2004
Genetic Counseling Pose New Challenges for Clergy
By the year 2001, scientists expect to complete mapping the human genetic blueprint. As each gene is identified, some day there is likely to be a commercial blood test to learn whether...
October 1st, 2004


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