Tag: abortion

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April 9, 2014

If Hobby Lobby Wins, We All Lose

by Dr. Patricia Mayer, Bioethics Program Alumna (2009) Late last month, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The Supreme Court is currently considering whether Hobby Lobby, a privately owned chain of 640 arts and crafts stores, may deny its employees insurance coverage for things […]
January 24, 2012

Caplan: Say No to Sterilization, Forced Abortion

Art Caplan discusses a troubling case regarding a 32-year-old pregnant woman known as “Mary Moe” who is pregnant for the third time and who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.…

December 15, 2010

AJOB's Last Issue of 2010 is Now Online!

Just in time for the holiday season (when most of our waistlines are expanding), the pages of AJOB this month we are discussing the ethical issues of shrinking our waistlines using bariatric surgery.…

September 16, 2009

Will The Down syndrome Children Disappear?

This is the incredibly provocative question asked by a Children’s Hospital Boston researcher in a recent article published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.…

July 19, 2009

It's Not August! But The August Issue of AJOB is Already Online at Bioethics.net

Now available at bioethics.net is the August issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.

This month’s issue contains articles ranging in topics from organ conscription and whether the US ought to have an opt-out system for organ donation and a number of thought experiments supporting that position by Delaney and Hershenov.…

July 1, 2009

Common Ground on Abortion? Not Likely.

President Obama isn’t really asking for much. Really it’s quite simple: both sides of the issue, conservatives and liberals, must give up a little bit to reach a “common ground” on a perennial issue to lay this “culture war” on abortion aside.…

June 2, 2009

Death in the Midwest

Never mind the obvious disconnect between being “pro-life” and trying to make your point by killing someone in cold blood. Let’s put that to the side for the moment and focus on something else: Dr.…

February 9, 2009

Don't Look Now....But Do.

Today, I am ashamed to say that I was born a Hoosier. The state of Indiana, as well as Texas, Nebraska, and 8 other states are attempting to pass laws that would require ultrasounds prior to performing abortions, says USA Today.…

January 19, 2009

Quick, Easy Criticism of Conjoined Twins' Parents is Just That

Last week on Bioedge, Michael Cook brought to our attention a story from the UK involving Lisa and Mike Chamberlain, soon-to-be parents of conjoined twins, who have refused to consider terminating their pregnancy.…

September 26, 2008

Doctors Flee from Epidemic

In the latest issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, Malm et al. address the question of whether physicians have a duty to treat during a public health emergency or whether the duty to heal ends where the epidemic beings.…