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Ethics and Transgender Children (39)

Monday, February 8th, 2016

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Dr. Michelle Cretella is a pediatrician, and President of the American College of Pediatricians. ACP is a national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children. Our conversation in this interview deals with the controversial topic of transgender children, and how to address this issue from a scientific and compassionate perspective.

American College of Pediatricians Website

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Obamacare and Limited Government (38)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or simply Obamacare. In this podcast, we interview Cedarville University senior communications major Morgan Bergoon. From her perspective of limited government, Morgan offers a critique of the ACA, and her suggestions for alternative solutions to our modern health care crisis.

Turning Point website

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Protecting Lives That Can Feel Pain (37)

Monday, October 5th, 2015

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We talk with Hannah Wegman, a 2013 graduate of Cedarville University, about the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Hannah is a project coordinator and writer for Concerned Women for America in Washington, D.C.

Concerned Women for America website

More about the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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The Ethics of Assisted Suicide (36)

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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What is behind the modern movement to legalize physician-assisted suicide? We interview David C. Gibbs III, President and General Counsel of the National Center for Life and Liberty.

National Center for Life and Liberty Website: http://www.ncll.org/.

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Abortion and the Apologetics of Life (35)

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Scott Klusendorf is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (Website). He recently spoke for two mornings in the Cedarville University Chapel, where he engaged our students in the logic of pro-life arguments. In this podcast, he and I reflect on the recent Planned Parenthood videos, our current cultural context, and how we can better reach the public with the pro-life message.

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Standing With Those Who Stand for Life (34)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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I had the chance to sit down with Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life. The Center for Bioethics is excited to partner with this important advocate for the unborn. During the interview, we talk about the recent successful Ride for Life (which included the Cedarville University campus) and an upcoming event on September 22nd. Dr. Ben Carson: neurosurgeon, pro-life advocate, and candidate for U.S. President, will be speaking at the University of Dayton arena.

Dayton Right to Life

Ben Carson Event

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Christians and Birth Control (33)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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An interview with KRRC Radio (“The Bridge FM”) and Pastor Even Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, OR. We discuss the modern use of oral contraceptives, and a new law in Oregon that permits pharmacists to prescribe and dispense them.

Rogue River, OR: KRRC Radio “The Bridge”

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Bioethics and Brittany Maynard (32)

Friday, December 19th, 2014

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Dr. Mark Pinkerton, professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University, discusses the recent passing of Brittany Maynard. He has a unique perspective as both a physician and a father to a young woman with a similar terminal illness.

(Note that the title of this podcast has changed from the former name ‘CedarEthics’)

Christian Radio WHKW
Melinda Pinkerton’s Blog

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The Ethics of Ebola (31)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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My colleague, epidemiologist and public health expert Dr. Ginger Cameron, joins me to discuss the ethics of the current Ebola crisis.

We ask some important questions:

  • What’s going on in West Africa? Why is the outbreak so severe?
  • Was it ethical to treat western missionaries with experimental drugs?
  • What about enforced quarantine? Does that violate individual rights?
  • How does medical triage work?
  • What are the latest ethical challenges?

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Slippery Slope: Euthanasia in Belgium (30)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002, amid reassurances that the practice would be used only under desperate circumstances. In the U.S., where euthanasia is illegal, many feared a “slippery slope” similar to the Netherlands. In this podcast, my special guest is Dr. Douglas Anderson,Professor of Pharmacy Practice. We comment on a disturbing new trend to use terminal sedation as a form of euthanasia in Belgium.

Journal Article

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