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April 12, 2015

What’s the Matter with Indiana?

Note: The Bioethics Program blog will be moving to its new home on April 1, 2015. Be sure to change your bookmarks to http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/blog/ by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership With all of the hoopla over Indiana’s recent enactment of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a poorly-written law that gives businesses […]
March 12, 2015

Caveat Scholasticus

Note: The Bioethics Program blog will be moving to its new home on April 1, 2015. Be sure to change your bookmarks to http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/blog/   by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership Economists talk a lot about scarcity. Scarcity occurs when we have fewer resources than are necessary to fill our basic needs […]
February 19, 2015

The Carter v. Canada Conundrum: Next Steps for Implementing Physician Aid-in-Dying in Canada

by Sally Bean and Maxwell Smith (Bioethics Program Alum, 2010) We applaud the February 6, 2015 Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) unanimous ruling in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5. The Court found the criminal prohibition of assisted death to be in violation of section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which […]
December 18, 2014

Physician, Torture Thyself

by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership Last week, the US Senate Intelligence Committee released its long awaited report describing the techniques that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used to interrogate suspected terrorists and other combatants captured during our long running War on Terror. The so-called Torture Report, the product […]
September 25, 2014

Tackling the Problem of Domestic Violence

by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership The National Football League is in for a rough season, both on and off the field. In the past month, for example, America’s most popular sport has been rocked by allegations that league officials and team owners willfully ignored evidence that the Baltimore […]
June 6, 2014

Living With HIV/AIDS Should Not Be A Crime

by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership It went largely unnoticed by the public and the press, but last month Iowa’s Senate and House of Representatives did something groundbreaking. With broad bipartisan support, that state became the first in the country to repeal and replace its existing HIV criminalization law. Prior […]
June 6, 2014

Living With HIV/AIDS Should Not Be A Crime

by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership It went largely unnoticed by the public and the press, but last month Iowa’s Senate and House of Representatives did something groundbreaking. With broad bipartisan support, that state became the first in the country to repeal and replace its existing HIV criminalization law. Prior […]
May 19, 2014

Will Bioethicists Support Hunger Strike Death? A response to Wesley J. Smith

by Jacob Dahlke, Bioethics Program Alum (MSBioethics 2012) I came across a post from Wesley J. Smith at National Review Online regarding a recent ruling about force feeding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. (Credit to Art Caplan for the tweet that brought this to my attention.) I would like to take some time and craft a reply to his question. In short my […]
May 19, 2014

Will Bioethicists Support Hunger Strike Death? A response to Wesley J. Smith

by Jacob Dahlke, Bioethics Program Alum (MSBioethics 2012) I came across a post from Wesley J. Smith at National Review Online regarding a recent ruling about force feeding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. (Credit to Art Caplan for the tweet that brought this to my attention.) I would like to take some time and craft a reply to his question. In short my […]
May 8, 2014

The Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett: Is Lethal Injection Painless and Humane?

by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership Clayton Lockett died last week, but few will mourn his death. A four-time convicted felon, Mr. Lockett was executed by the State of Oklahoma for shooting and then burying alive a 19-year-old girl. Following his death, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin proudly stated that, “justice […]

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