Bioethics

Manhattan Declaration – more necessary than ever?

"Early, the document acknowledges the signatories as “Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians.” The disparities of belief among these groups display a wide divergence on crucial doctrines, but nonetheless the signatories willingly joined hands in identifying themselves as Christians." - Don Johnson

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“Flanagan argues that neither the pro nor the anti side of the abortion debate reckons with the best arguments of the other side.”

"Flanagan is an affecting writer, and her plea that both sides of a bitter dispute offer more respect to the other is one with which I am in sympathy. But the argument she makes — movingly told as it is — is not quite convincing." - National Review

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Dark Anniversary: The State of Assisted Suicide 25 Years after Measure 16

"To open the door to more suicide in a culture that is now roiled by an acute suicide crisis — about 45,000 Americans kill themselves annually, up from about 30,000 in 1999 — seems a bizarre event to cheer. But nihilism strikes a beat." - National Review

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From the Archives: The Dignity of Being Human

The other day I was driving in downtown Kokomo and saw a comical sight—comical for me, at least. A man in pickup truck was backing into a parking space, tapped the streetlight pole with his truck’s bumper, and—boom! Down she went. Although he did not hit the pole hard, one weighty tap was all it took.

We, too, are fragile. In Psalm 103:13-14, the psalmist reminds us that, “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust” (ESV).

The fact that we are vulnerable does not mean we are not valuable. God’s compassion is showered upon us like the compassion of a loving father. He values us so intently that He did not spare his own Son for us (Rom. 8:32).

Our human dignity comes from God. Understanding human dignity is a theological point, but that does not preclude it from being an important issue in daily life. It is a crucial matter that affects the life and death decisions we make.

In Genesis 2:7, we are told that mankind originated from the dust: “then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”

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The National Abortion Federation just named an Episcopal priest as its new head.

The national director of Priests for Life and president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council: Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale "led the ‘Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights’ (now the ‘Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice’), which actually provides rites of blessing for parents about to kill their children, and for the facilities in which the blood is shed.” - Christian Headlines

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“...the values and goals of transhumanism already are present in our culture and invite our immersion in technologies that shape us accordingly”

"Shatzer challenges the notion that our technological tools are in and of themselves neutral and that their impact depends entirely on how we use them. The reality and significance of our (especially digital) technologies are that they 'are shaping us.'" - Baptist Standard

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New report by the National Council on Disability: assisted suicide laws tend to remove treatment choices from patients

Neil Romano, chairman of the NCD "...in practice, they often remove choices when the low-cost option is ending one’s life versus providing treatments to lengthen it or services and supports to improve it” - Christian Headlines

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