Bioethics

eth·ics (thks)n. The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the conduct of the members of a profession.bioethicsn : the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences Arthur L. Caplan, PhD.Emanuel & Robert Hart Professor of BioethicsChair, Department of Medical Ethics andDirector, Center for BioethicsUniversity of Pennsylvania3401 Market […]

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When I first heard about Art Caplan’s latest little get-together (see below), I e-mailed him to chide him about the glaring lack of balance in the line-up of speakers: “Looks like another lopsided symposium. I find it intriguing that you guys never invite members of the ‘enemy camp.’ I mean, c’mon, you could at least […]

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The following is from the North Country Gazette, February 13, 2006. by Pamela F. Hennessy On April 30 and May 1, 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics will be hosting their 10th annual symposium. Their case study for this year’s gathering has been titled “The Legacy of the Terri Schiavo Case: Why is […]

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The following is from the North Country Gazette, February 9, 2006: by Pamela F. Hennessy Yet another case Throughout the past few years of being active in the campaign to protect the life and basic rights of Terri Schiavo, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a number of learned and thoughtful people in and around […]

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My good friend, Wesley Smith, debated Florida bioethicist Bill Allen on Court TV on March 24, 2005, as Terri Schiavo lay dying in a Florida hospice.He then wrote about that exchange five days later in the National Review Online, and had everyone, including Rush Limbaugh, who read his article on the air, buzzing. Wesley effectively […]

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The following comes from Father Frank Pavone’s most recent message to supporters of Priests for Life: You may have seen on the news that I was at Terri Schiavo’s bedside during the last 14 hours of her earthly life, right up until five minutes before her death. During that time with Terri, joined by her […]

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A friend writes: And He is smiling, a bit sadly, and saying to Karol Wytola, “I was hungry and you tried to feed me.” And Karol, now unbent, will say, “When did I try to feed you, Lord?” And He will point to Terri Schiavo and Robert Wendland, now beautiful and vital in their glorified […]

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I don’t know about all of you, but I am just plain weary of hearing about, thinking about, talking about, contemplating death. The world spent the past two weeks on two deathwatches, the likes of which I don’t recall ever observing before. First, of course, there was the murder of Terri Schiavo. The world watched […]

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Read what my dear friend, Wesley J. Smith, believes Terri’s legacy can be. Thanks for reading “Colloquium”!

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The following comes from Toronto Free Press: by Judi McLeod, EditorThursday, March 31, 2005 Every time a rock is lifted in the Terri Schiavo tragedy, another conflict of interest comes slithering out. The conflict-of-interest potential in the right-to-die connections among current figures involved in the case are only outdone by the Woodside Hospice board of […]

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