Category Archives: Bioethics

Terminal, incurable, and the future of stem cell research

On March 9, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Stem Cell Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum. This order removed funding restrictions put in place by President George W. Bush, restrictions allowing access to only a few specific embryonic … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, vol. 18

— 1 — I’ve been watching the new season of Downton Abbey. I know…I know. I justify that streaming the video from the UK isn’t the same as downloading it. And, despite knowing that it isn’t quite the right thing … Continue reading

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Emergency Contraception and Scientific Uncertainty

Several intriguing comments were made to my post on “legitimate rape, contraception, and the Catholic Church.” There is vigorous debate in Catholic bioethic circles regarding whether the ERDs mandate testing for pregnancy at the time of sexual assault versus testing … Continue reading

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