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The Ethics of Orphans

November 9, 2017

(By guest blogger Kristin Wynalda, 2010 Cedarville alumna) “Oh, so you’re out to save the embryos.” That’s the first reaction when some people hear that I’m a bioethicist. And it’s true, I’m passionate about protecting pre-born kids from having their lives ended prematurely. But I’m committed to saving all children.... View Article

Recent Debate on the Opioid Crisis

November 3, 2017

How should we combat the huge recent rise in opioid abuse? What should our emphasis be? Two Cedarville University faculty members went head-to-head last Monday evening in a public debate, attended by over 100 undergrad and graduate students. Dr. Marty Eng (Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacy Practice) argued we should emphasize... View Article

The Ethics of Abortive Vaccines

November 1, 2017

(By guest blogger Caleb VanDyke) Cedarville PharmD student Stephanie Cailor has been studying research from India with some disturbing ethical implications. At the recent LifeTech conference here at Cedarville, she described how a vaccine under development might serve as a form of contraception, with the goal of controlling India’s overpopulation problem.... View Article

Serious Concerns about Ohio Issue 2

October 16, 2017

(by guest blogger Lauren Payne) Issue 2, also known as the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act,” is a real puzzle for most voters in our state. Its stated purpose is to lower drug costs by requiring state-funded health programs to “pay the same price for prescription drugs as the prices... View Article

LifeTech is Coming!

September 5, 2017

(By Guest Blogger Keegan D’Alfonso) The annual LifeTech Conference is coming to Cedarville University this September 16th. From the LifeTech website: LifeTech is an organization of engineers and software developers seeking to expand the use of technology in the pro-life movement.   The conference will host prominent pro-life advocates and... View Article

The Ethics of Charlie Gard (42)

August 16, 2017

My guest is Dr.Justin Cole, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, who specializes in pediatrics. We discuss the difficult and tragic case of Charlie Gard, the desperately ill baby who recently passed away in the U.K., in the midst of an international controversy.

Editing Humanity: The Ships are Burning

August 1, 2017

In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés and his Spanish conquistadors conquered the Aztecs and claimed Mexico for Spain. Legend reports that he ordered all the ships burned, so that his men would have to conquer or die trying. In reality, he merely scuttled the ships, making them unusable, but “burning the... View Article

The Bioethics of Charlie Gard

July 26, 2017

By center director Sullivan, along with guest blogger Keegan D’Alfonso What can we say about poor little Charlie Gard? This 11-month-old infant in the U.K. suffers from a rare and incurable disease called mitochondrial depletion syndrome, leaving him unconscious, on life support, and with almost no prospects for survival. Until... View Article

Elective Abortions: Material for Research?

July 17, 2017

By Guest Blogger Keegan D’Alfonso There is an unintended irony in a recent study reported in the journal Nature on the immunology of fetuses in the womb. Researchers in Singapore studied tissue from 100 elective second-trimester abortions. In the process, they uncovered details of a fascinating mechanism that permits the... View Article

Pro-Life Advocacy: What is the Best Strategy? (41)

June 14, 2017

My guest is Seth Dreyer, Director of Training for Created Equal, a pro-life advocacy group based in Columbus, Ohio. We talk about attempts to limit or restrict abortion through legislation, especially in Ohio. We discuss how these attempts may fare in the larger goal of overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme... View Article