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December 2, 2010

Wolpe on Octomom, ART, and Ethics

Paul Root Wolpe, Editor of AJOB Neuroscience, discussed the Octomom case with Atlanta’s Fox 5 News late last week and took on a cadre of thorny ethical questions in his 10 minute interview.…

November 18, 2010

It's Never Too Early to Tell Your Child "Who Made Them"

This week in the Huffington Post, Robert Klitzman discusses the thorny issue of when parents who conceive using assisted reproductive technologies should tell their children about their origins.…

October 27, 2010

On Pro-Life Bioethicists

Rarely do I ever find myself reading, but in this particular case, I could not help but be drawn in the train wreck of bad argumentation put forth by “Guest Blogger Father Joseph Tham, L.C., M.D., Ph.D.” in his post “Pro-life academics means pro-life ideas“.…

July 23, 2010

Could Posthumous Egg Donation Ever Be Morally Acceptable?

A recent report from NEJM about a surviving husband to have the eggs of his dead wife harvested in order to create a posthumous child has raised the question of gender equity in the posthumous harvesting of gametes.…

June 28, 2010

July Arrives Early for AJOB!

The July issue of The American Journal of Bioethics arrives early with three fascinating articles–two about sex (one the biological kind, the other the active kind) and the other about transhumanism.…

May 17, 2010

Ethics of Reproductive Tourism Questioned

I was simply astonished to read the “ethical analysis” (if one could call it that) from in an article titled “New Age Moms Want Pregnancy Outsourced!”

Written from the Indian perspective, where everything from the UK and the US is outsourced to Indian laborers, I can understand the title, but the analysis is simply flawed every way.…

March 28, 2010

Women Get Back Their VBAC

After years of recommending against vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), a NIH consensus panel has called for women to have greater access to the procedure and for women to be able to exercise greater choice over which birthing method (whether repeat cesarean or VBAC) is right for them, says AAFP News Now.…

March 26, 2010

Second Seed

Yes, apparently it’s true, according to the Kansas City Star, that March Madness and vasectomies are linked.

Men willingly choose to schedule this somewhat uncomfortable procedure during the Big Tournament, specifically.…

February 26, 2010

Glenn McGee and American Catholics in Assisted Reproduction Barfight

First published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and then the Washington Post, Glenn McGee makes the provocative claim that American Catholics aren’t any more likely to follow the most recent edict from the Vatican that Catholics should not use IVF for reproduction than they are heeding admonitions against using birth control.…

January 27, 2010

It's My Baby and I'll Smoke If I Want To! Except Florida.

How far can a court, and by extension the state, go to protect the health and well-being of the unborn? In Florida, it would appear–much further than they have ever gone before.…