Bioethics

The Pastor and Difficult Bioethical Decision Making

"Some days, pastoring is more difficult than others. Imagine you’re in your office and a couple from your church asks you what they should do about another couple in the church who have asked them to preemptively adopt any extra embryos that will soon be made through a round of in vitro fertilization." - 9 Marks

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Southern Baptist agency warns ‘eugenics is real’ in Supreme Court brief about Down syndrome and abortion

"The SBC Ethics and Religious Commission filed a legal document Nov. 15 asking the [U.S. Supreme Court] not only to uphold a 2016 Indiana law criminalizing abortions performed for reasons of race, sex selection or 'diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other disability,' but to accept the case as an opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade." - BNG News

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Gene Engineered Babies: ‘Shoot First, Ask Questions Later’ Science

"[H]ow did this unethical experiment happen? We generally permit “the scientists” in this sector to self-regulate through voluntary guidelines. We also smile at researchers treating nascent human life like potter’s clay–objects not subjects–as if that were of only passing moral concern." - National Review

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Anti-abortion measures approved in Alabama and West Virginia, defeated in Oregon

"Alabama and West Virginia voters passed ballot measures on Tuesday to eliminate taxpayer funded abortions. Oregon, the third State to have an abortion related ballot measure this election cycle, did not receive adequate support to ban abortion funding." - Jurist

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Want to Live? Canada Will Help You Die Instead

"A Canadian man, Roger Foley, with a degenerative brain condition is suing a hospital, two healthcare agencies, and both the Ontario and Canadian governments for denying his right to 'assisted life'” Foley claims health officials have 'refused his request to live at home and be in charge of directing his own care.' Instead, he’s been offered euthanasia" - AiG

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Louisiana governor signs measure to ban abortion after 15 weeks

"Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill Wednesday banning abortions after 15 weeks. . . . The bill is now law, but will not go into effect unless the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi upholds a similar ban in Mississippi." Jurist

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