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I was on The Mike Allen Show early this morning to talk about the troubling cultural embrace of 3-parent IVF and euthanasia http://www.reflectionsofaparalytic.com/audio/Mike-Allen-show-02-18-2015.m4a (Can’t see the player? Direct link to the episode here.) I didn’t get a chance to mention it on the show, but I encourage you all to sign this petition to stop […]


Posted at: February 18th, 2015 - 2:07 pm - Number of Comments » 0

As he does every year, the CBC’s resident psychic, Wesley Smith, takes a look into his crystal ball (or whatever) and tells us what he sees happening in the world of bioethics in the coming year: I believed last year—and still do—that the Canadian Supreme Court will declare a constitutional right to assisted suicide. The […]


Posted at: January 28th, 2015 - 5:56 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Yesterday I was up bright and early for a 6:30 am interview on the new Mike Allen Show. He has moved from an hour-long afternoon drive time show to two hours in the morning. Below is audio from my segment with Mike looking back on the best and the worst in bioethics news last year: http://www.reflectionsofaparalytic.com/audio/Mike-Allen-show-1-15-15.m4a […]


Posted at: January 16th, 2015 - 4:40 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Should you choose to accept it, Zachary Gappa from the Center for a Just Society has a New Year’s challenge for pro-lifers: this new year I beg people to take some time to learn more about bioethics. The stakes are high. Our definitions of life, death, and human dignity are up for grabs, so we must […]


Posted at: January 15th, 2015 - 11:54 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has compiled their list for the “Winners and Losers” in bioethics for 2014. Winners include: Kathleen Sloan, board member for the National Organization for Women and a regular consultant for the CBC. Human biotechnology creates strange bedfellows. Although Sloan is a committed abortion rights advocate, she has also […]


Posted at: January 8th, 2015 - 5:08 am - Number of Comments » 0

• Couples are flocking to Thailand, the last place in Asia where sex-selective IVF is available. • The Medical Board of Australia has suspended the medical registration of Dr Philip Nitschke, aka: Australia’s “Dr. Death”, following allegations that he counseled a man who was not terminally ill to take his own life. The board found […]


Posted at: July 24th, 2014 - 10:28 pm - Number of Comments » 0

• A 64 year old Chinese woman had twins through IVF in 2010. She holds the record as the oldest mother in China, having given birth at 60. • T Maureen L. Condic explains why reprogrammed cells are not the same as embryos. Namely, they lack the ability to complete an organized development. In other […]


Posted at: May 22nd, 2014 - 9:03 am - Number of Comments » 0

• A British woman is suing the American couple she agreed to become a surrogate for after they allegedly backed out of the deal because she is carrying twins. The couple only wanted one child and demanded that she abort one of the fetuses She refused and wants to put the twins up for adoption. […]


Posted at: May 12th, 2014 - 6:31 am - Number of Comments » 0

Unlike the rest of the Catholic blogosphere, I never did offer my reflections on Benedict XVI’s papacy after he “retired” earlier this year. But, the latest “breakthrough” in human cloning got me thinking about Pope Benedict and how he often drew attention to what he called the “difficult problem of bioethics,” especially in the area […]


Posted at: August 9th, 2013 - 6:57 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I’ve talked here before about how science fiction is not so fictional anymore, even when it comes to human cloning. Lately, some other, smarter people have also been taking notice. First, over at the American Spectator, Daniel Allott takes a look at the movie Gattaca and how, 15 years later, the sci-fi thriller is fast […]


Posted at: October 31st, 2012 - 10:24 pm - Number of Comments » 1