No matter how many times a blogger trashes the press–and I’ve done more than my share of MSM bashing–they are always excited to see the URL of their blog printed in a national newspaper. True, in the past I’ve said that newspaper coverage was overrated. But that was when I was mentioned in The New York Times. Being the subject of an article in The Washington Post is different: It’s a paper that people actually read.
The article by religion reporter Michelle Boorstein is titled “Evangelical Bioethics and the Web.” Although the parts about me will be of interest to no one, I’m excited to see the subject of evangelical bioethics receiving some attention. In the unlikely event that that someone actually follows the link in the article back to this blog, I thought I should highlight some of the subjects mentioned.
The excepted quote in “A Blogger’s Opinion” section is taken from Being a Person: Why Personhood is Not Enough. The opening quotes can be found in my recent post What Evangelicals Owe Catholics: An Appreciation.
Other bioethics related posts that may be of interest include:
- [Satire/Abortion] She’s Having A Fetus
- [Abortion] Part, Person, or Property: The Connection Between Property Rights and Abortion
- [Abortion] Eleventh Week Eugenics: The Killing of Down Syndrome Children
- [Cloning] Monty Hall Morality: Our Ethical Obligation to Harvest Organ-Donor Clones
- [Cloning] The Bioethics of Therapeutic Cloning: A Brief Primer on the Issues
- [Euthanasia] Still in the World: A Pro-Life View of Death and Dying
- [Reproductive Technologies] Designer Babies: Parental Love and the Bioethics of Genetic Selection
- [Bioethics] Dignity’s Mould: How Language Shapes Our Culture’s View of Bioethics
- [Reproductive Technologies] The Issue at Hand: IVF and the Obligations to Embryos
- [Stem Cells] Stem Cell Research and Policy: A Primer on the Issues
Both Matthew Eppinette, my good friend and former boss from The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and Nigel Cameron, who is mentioned at the end of the article, blog at Bioethics.com. Glenn McGee, our witty secular archnemesis, blogs at Bioethics.net.
One of the reasons I wanted to work for Family Research Council was to be near some of the great leaders, both evangelical and Catholic, in the field of bioethics. Our website contains a multitude of valuable articles on the subject.
The article also mentions “In, But Not Of: A Guide to Christian Ambition”, the excellent little book by my “blogfather” Hugh Hewitt. Hugh is one of the most magnanimous and generous men I’ve ever met and his book has become for me a vade mecum. I keep a stack of the them around so that I can put them in the hands of every serious-minded young Christian I meet.
(Although bloggers rarely have a kind word for reporters, I have to say that I’m grateful for all the hard work that Michelle Boorstein put into this article. I’ll have more to say about my new favorite journalist later this week, but first I want to hear what the religious news uber-critics at GetReligion think about the piece.)