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Bioethics for Breakfast: The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges

Steve Fitton and Jane Turner, MD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on February 2, 2017, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges.” We assume that Republicans … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide’s Moral Hostages

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD This isn’t exactly news, but some of you may remember a ripple of controversy surrounding a proposal before the Dutch legislature to legalize assisted … Continue reading

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Disability and the Decisional Capacity to Vote

With upcoming elections only weeks away, many Americans with disabilities will be barred from voting as a result of state competency and guardianship laws. Continue reading

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Signed Off: Unconsented-To Cesarean Section, A Quarter Century After A.C.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. Visit this page for more information. By Deborah Fisch, JD The Texas case awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court heralds a new understanding of abortion rights in the … Continue reading

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Dawn of False Hope: Spread of “Right To Try” Laws across the U.S.

Picture a mother with breast cancer hoping to see her daughters get married. Weep with parents as their nine year old son dies in their arms. Rally behind the newlywed couple fighting to experience just one anniversary. These are the people targeted by Right To Try (RTT) laws recently sweeping more than twenty states across the nation. Continue reading

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The Challenges of Global Commercial Surrogacy

By Hannah Giunta
Recently, The Guardian has carried a series of articles on the issue of commercial surrogacy. No doubt the recent emphasis stems from high-profile cases in the UK and the U.S., particularly the case of a UK surrogate mother who was ordered to honor her surrogacy agreement with a gay couple after she changed her mind about relinquishing the child. In her May 9th editorial, Catherine Bennett laments that relational breakdowns in UK informal surrogacy arrangements will only encourage couples to look elsewhere for surrogates, and there are many women in developing countries who are willing to enter into these agreements even when few regulations exist to protect them. Continue reading

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Murphy’s Breast: Lactation Law and Advocacy in 2014

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Deborah Fisch, JD Public fascination with the female [1] breast is nothing new, from Janet Jackson’s famous “wardrobe malfunction” to Angelina Jolie’s much-discussed preventive mastectomy. … Continue reading

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