Health Issues / Organ Donation
Eugenics: Never Again
A century ago, scientists from the top universities in America began to study people's pedigrees in the hopes of creating "perfect" children. Instead, they spawned a monster: the pseudoscience...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
BMA Opens Door on Human Reproductive Cloning
Public opposition to human reproductive cloning may be based on nothing more than an "illogical and transient fear of new technology," according to a British Medical Association discussion...October 1st, 2004
Researchers Map Human DNA
Scientists have made a major advance as they have discovered the genetic sequence of an entire human chromosome. All the genetic information (DNA) for a human being is packed onto 23...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
A Choice or Genetic Child Abuse?
Before explaining why he advocates human cloning, medical ethicist Gregory Pence asks people to turn off the science-fiction movie running in their minds.Dismiss the fear of breeding...October 1st, 2004
Sex Selection Ultrasounds Done at 12 Weeks
Dr. John Stephens tells pregnant mothers if they will have a boy or a girl "and tells them early enough so they can have abortions if they choose." Couples pay Stephens $1,200 in cash...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
One can hardly send out a newsletter these days, especially in the pro-life arena, without mentioning cloning. Much ink is being spilled since Scottish scientists announced the cloning...October 1st, 2004
What is Immoral About Eugenics?
It is a "given" in discussions of genetic engineering that no sensible person can be in favour of eugenics. The main reason for this presumption is that so much horror, misery, and...October 1st, 2004
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