Gene Manipulation Wins a Nobel Prize

One of the primary purposes behind ESCR and human cloning research, in my view, is to eventually genetically engineer human progeny. Such research is now in its very early stages. But I think this Nobel Prize is an indicator of where things are heading. From the story: The three scientists were . . . . Continue Reading »

Canada Sending Mothers to US to Give Birth

I used to support a single payer plan for national health insurance. Now, I am very dubious. Here’s one reason from Canada. From the story:A problem in Canada’s hospitals is sending scores of pregnant women south of the border to have their babies. Carri Ash of Chilliwack, B.C. was sent . . . . Continue Reading »

"Hippocratic Oath Adapts"

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a series of posts (here, here, here, and here) and a column (“Harm Done,” NRO) about the ongoing deconstruction of the Hippocratic Oath and its devolution into meaningless pabulum in a society that increasingly embraces relativism as it rejects principles . . . . Continue Reading »

More on Battin "No Slippery Slope" Study

I blogged a few days ago about the propaganda piece, er study, proclaiming no slippery slope with regard to assisted suicide. Well, here is the PDF of the report itself. But I note the following, which seems odd for a peer reviewed journal:Original version received 10 July 2007Accepted 10 July 2007 . . . . Continue Reading »