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06/07/2010

Kagan on Bioethics

Hat tip to Business Week for shedding some light on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kegan’s views on bioethics.

Here’s the rundown:

She’s pro-physician assisted suicide and opposed proposals to ban it in 1997 and has said the DEA lacks the power to penalize physicians who give life-ending drug to patients.

She’s “skeptical” about the use of medical marijuana–but only because there isn’t enough data to support it.

She opposed banning the creation of human embryos for research.

All things considered, Kagan is about as liberal as they come when it comes to bioethics. I wonder what she thinks about Craig Venter?

Summer Johnson, PhD

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