Archive for the ‘Bioethics’ Category

The End Of Abortion

Evangelical Christians have lost  gay marriage.  This is my humble yet controversial opinion.  I could be wrong, I’m no prophet, but when the social conservatives are also the party of unyielding individualism and liberty, it’s very hard to make the rhetorical pivot to being against what...
September 18th, 2012 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Ethics, Philosophy | Read More

Contraception, Encouragement, and Affirmation

Last week, Matthew Lee Anderson published an article through Christianity Today arguing that Churches Shouldn’t Push Contraceptives to Their Singles. I thought the post was thoughtful and interesting, and shared it with a few friends. It helped start a couple of helpful conversations, so there...
May 2nd, 2012 | Abortion, Bioethics, Church, Culture, Evangelicals, Family Issues, Featured, Religion, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Convenience and Reducing a Pregnancy

I stand resolute on my position on abortion: in all but the most extreme circumstances, I do not believe abortion is a viable option. If the pregnancy will clearly lead to the death of both the mother and the child, and it is certain it will be that way, then the loss of one life would be better than...
August 19th, 2011 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Family Issues, Featured, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

“Two’s company, three’s a crowd … and four’s an environmental disaster!”

One would think that if anyone’s genes need reproducing, David and Victoria Beckham would have approval. But even in our success-obsessed culture today, the achievement and beauty of Mr. and Mrs. Beckham is not enough to get them off the hook among those who believe that one’s family size should...
July 25th, 2011 | Bioethics, Family Facts, Family Issues, General Bioethics | Read More

What’s in a Name?

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announced the birth of their second child, Faith Margaret, last week thanking everyone for their support, especially Faith’s “gestational carrier.” While Nicole and Keith were simply using the vernacular of the fertility industry, referring to their child’s birth...
January 25th, 2011 | Bioethics, Family Issues, General Bioethics, Philosophy, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

A Sack of Spin

. A recent article by Kevin Sack concerns pre-abortion ultrasounds, and whether they might or might-not affect a woman’s decision. But he wrote another article simultaneously–one about how only cold, cruel extremists insist that clinics provide ultrasounds. Impressive. Sack’s article is composed...
June 7th, 2010 | Abortion, Culture, Logic & Rhetoric, Media, Politics, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Not Your Own

If there’s one thing most people agree on, it’s that human beings have an unqualified right to do what they want with their own bodies. There are, of course, a few exceptions, most of which are mired in debate.  For example, should a minor be able to get a tattoo or piercing without parental consent? ...
May 5th, 2010 | Bioethics, Culture, Evangelicals, Rights Reason & Religion | Read More

A Killer in Captivity

The killer whale killing of this last Wednesday has received a lot press. Video footage of the trainer’s shocking death has gone viral, which hackers have used as a vehicle to spread actual viruses. This has aroused as much righteous indignation as the prurience which motivates millions of hits...
March 2nd, 2010 | Bioethics, Creation Care, Media | Read More

Logic, Anyone? (Part I)

The most common arguments for abortion rest on fallacious logic. This is not to say that every argument for abortion invokes faulty logic. However, in my experience traveling to many US college campuses and dialoging about abortion, studying abortion ethics at Oxford, and interning at the Yale Bioethics...
October 22nd, 2009 | Abortion, Logic & Rhetoric | Read More

Taxing Tiny Tim: California Raises Taxes for Parents

In a bizarre twist that reminds one of Scrooge rather than Schwarzenegger, the state of California decided last spring to significantly reduce its dependent tax credit.  In other words, it just became even more difficult to raise future California tax payers. California parents can no longer count on...
August 25th, 2009 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Economy, Family Issues, Politics | Read More