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  • BioEdge: Wanted: responsible bioethics journalism
    harms to the broader public and to particular groups and can cause harm to academics too Some responses to the after birth abortion article were hair raising One obscure American blogger wrote The ethical imperative to kill these would be baby killers is so obvious that it almost goes without saying and published the work address phone number and photo of Minerva and co author on his blog Another not so obscure blog published an article titled Should Alberto Giubilini Francesca Minerva Julian Savulescu and Kenneth M Boyd Be Summarily Executed By The State or By Individual Actors Apparently the author was attempting to emulate Jonathan Swift s A Modest Proposal but lacking Swift s genius he appeared to be inciting his readers to kill the authors Fear silences Minerva says The more academics fear being involved in media storms the less they feel free to explore topics they consider important Academics and the public both stand to lose from a kind of preventive censorship that may arise It s not clear what reforms the two ethicists have in mind But no one could disagree with their conclusion The more people read us understand us and interact with us and evaluate our work the better our work will be But we need to ensure the public reads and understands what we actually said and meant MORE ON THESE TOPICS abortion after birth abortion infanticide media This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/wanted-responsible-bioethics-journalism/11551 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    on the mindset of pro lifers Xavier Symons 04 May 2013 Comments tags abortion after birth abortion infanticide The infanticide debate in the Journal of Medical Ethics has garnered comments from the grand old men of infanticide the Australian Peter Singer and the American Michael Tooley After birth abortion already exists in the Netherlands Michael Cook 04 May 2013 Comments tags abortion after birth abortion infanticide the Netherlands Dr Eduard Verhagen a paediatrician at University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands says that in his experience infanticide is sometimes preferable to second trimestre abortion The latest goss on infanticide Michael Cook 23 June 2012 Comments tags after birth abortion infanticide Journal of Medical Ethics Julian Savulescu A Washington Post blog has announced that the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics Julian Savulescu is preparing a special issue on infanticide Fallout continues from infanticide article Michael Cook 19 March 2012 Comments tags after birth abortion bioethics infanticide utilitarianism The fallout from the after birth abortion article in the Journal of Medical Ethics continues The infanticide controversy the authors Michael Cook 10 March 2012 Comments tags abortion after birth abortion infanticide On February 23 the Journal of Medical Ethics published After birth abortion why should the baby live an article by two Italian ethicists working in Australia They argued that infanticide is morally permissible essentially because the new born is not yet a person that is a being conscious of his or her own interests The rest is history There was a tsunami of media coverage a hurricane of vituperative commentary on the airwaves and in newspaper comments and much agitated discussion in bioethics blogs All this seems to have come as a complete surprise to the authors Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva The infanticide controversy the editor Michael Cook 10

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/after-birth+abortion (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    after birth abortion infanticide The infanticide debate in the Journal of Medical Ethics has garnered comments from the grand old men of infanticide the Australian Peter Singer and the American Michael Tooley After birth abortion already exists in the Netherlands Michael Cook 04 May 2013 Comments tags abortion after birth abortion infanticide the Netherlands Dr Eduard Verhagen a paediatrician at University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands says that in his experience infanticide is sometimes preferable to second trimestre abortion The latest goss on infanticide Michael Cook 23 June 2012 Comments tags after birth abortion infanticide Journal of Medical Ethics Julian Savulescu A Washington Post blog has announced that the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics Julian Savulescu is preparing a special issue on infanticide Fallout continues from infanticide article Michael Cook 19 March 2012 Comments tags after birth abortion bioethics infanticide utilitarianism The fallout from the after birth abortion article in the Journal of Medical Ethics continues The infanticide controversy the authors Michael Cook 10 March 2012 Comments tags abortion after birth abortion infanticide On February 23 the Journal of Medical Ethics published After birth abortion why should the baby live an article by two Italian ethicists working in Australia They argued that infanticide is morally permissible essentially because the new born is not yet a person that is a being conscious of his or her own interests The rest is history There was a tsunami of media coverage a hurricane of vituperative commentary on the airwaves and in newspaper comments and much agitated discussion in bioethics blogs All this seems to have come as a complete surprise to the authors Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva How long does it take to starve a baby Michael Cook 23 October 2010 Comments tags end of life infanticide As long

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/infanticide (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    23 November 2013 Comments tags bioethics media How should bioethicists engage with media Gingerly says Dr Syd Johnson of Michigan Technological University in an essay on the Impact Ethics blog Leveson Inquiry recommends reform of science reporting Michael Cook 01 December 2012 Comments tags media science reporting The Leveson Inquiry into Britain s media made recommendations about science reporting UK govt agrees to investigate death pathway Michael Cook 27 October 2012 Comments tags Liverpool Care Pathway media UK Pressure from the British media has forced an investigation into the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway Revolutionary Life transforming Paradigm shifting Not Michael Cook 14 September 2012 Comments tags media This will surprise no one but we all need reminders Newspaper coverage of biomedical research leans heavily toward reports of initial findings which are frequently attenuated or refuted by later studies according to a report in the open access journal PLOS ONE Shock Horror UK Euthanasia Michael Cook 23 June 2012 Comments tags euthanasia Liverpool Care Pathway media Alleging that 130 000 elderly patients are being euthanased each year by Britain s National Health Service takes a bold man Repeating it uncritically takes a foolish one BBC mercy killing story a cruel fabrication

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/media (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Bioethics on US campaign trail
    which is fighting allegations that it is profiting from the sale of foetal tissue But the most interesting controversy is simmering in Ohio where one of Ms Clinton s would be rivals Republican Governor John Kasich is mulling over whether or not to sign a bill banning the abortion of Down syndrome children Critics say that the bill is confused It could mean that many more Down syndrome children will be born At the moment 60 to 90 of women abort them after a prenatal diagnosis But the bill makes no provision for extra funding to care for the disabled children As The Economist noted If the law goes through as seems likely women will be required by the state to give birth to their disabled child but will not be able to count on much help from the state to raise it Champions of Down syndrom children focus on human rights not the financial burden We all want to be born perfect but none of us are and everyone has a right to live perfect or not Mike Gonidakis the president of Ohio Right to Life told the New York Times You go to any supermarket or mall and see these families who just happen to have a child with Down syndrome and they will tell you how fortunate they are to have those children Pretty soon we re going to find the gene for autism Are we going to abort for that too MORE ON THESE TOPICS abortion Down syndrome US This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/bioethics-on-the-campaign-trail2/11546 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Planned Parenthood in media crisis
    videos have become a political flashpoint with potential Republican candidates both state and Federal declaring that they will strip PP of its US 528 million in Federal funding I think future generations will look back at this history of our country and call us barbarians for murdering millions of babies who we never gave them a chance to live said Florida Senator Marco Rubio said at the first debate for Republican presidential hopefuls Planned Parenthood is marshalling its formidable lobbying powers to counterstrike PP Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens told The Hill that the videos were filmed illegally I absolutely do believe that they have violated laws in terms of how they secured these videos she said But the fraud is also in how they have presented them and in the editing An editorial in the respected New England Journal of Medicine strongly defended the embattled group saying that it follows all applicable laws and ethical guidelines We thank the women who made the choice to help improve the human condition through their tissue donation we applaud the people who make this work possible and those who use these materials to advance human health We are outraged by those who debase these women this work and Planned Parenthood by distorting the facts for political ends Another article by bioethicist R Alta Charo began defiantly with the sentence We have a duty to use fetal tissue for research and therapy She goes on to argue that Any discussion of the ethics of fetal tissue research must begin with its unimpeachable claim to have saved the lives and health of millions of people MORE ON THESE TOPICS abortion Planned Parenthood This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/planned-parenthood-in-media-crisis/11535 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Planned Parenthood under fire over use of aborted tissue
    on going debate over the use of aborted tissue in medical research Even bioethicist Art Caplan who does not oppose abortion has some reservations It shifts the focus away from the women and their needs he told the website Vox It makes Planned Parenthood or any abortion clinic look like it s trying to generate some other source of income and it puts the clinic in a position that generates a lot of unease Third the victims of the sting complain that this is unethical journalism and that privacy laws have been violated After similar incidents in the past even some abortion foes had misgivings about gaining information under false pretenses Some scenes in the videos are disturbing even stomach turning The first features a lunchtime conversation with Deborah Nucatola PP s senior director of medical services In it she discusses prices for specimens and how an abortion technique can be varied to extract more intact body parts The second features Mary Gatter president of PP s Medical Directors Council who discusses similar issues In the third a former PP employee alleges that it profits from the transactions In the fourth employees sort through body parts in a dish The release of the videos was well timed July is a slow news month and politicians are in the middle of preparations for next year s election The controversy offers Republicans a splendid opportunity to embarrass President Obama a firm friend of PP Each video ratchets up seriousness of the allegations and the yuk factor so some very gruesome viewing could lie ahead Predictably the allies of PP are digging furiously for dirt on Daleiden and the CMP Pro life supporters on the other hand are focusing on the images of baby body parts being sorted in a pie plate and

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/planned-parenthood-under-fire-over-use-of-aborted-tissue/11509 (2016-02-18)
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  • Doctors develop new pregnancy screening test for downs syndrome
    needle into a mother s uterus This procedure significantly increases the chance of a miscarriage aside from being quite frightening and often painful for pregnant women The new procedure involves one simple blood test Instead of taking an invasive sample we can take a sample of the mother s blood and we can look at the levels of DNA in mum s blood and if there s a little bit more chromosome 21 than we expect that will be an indication that he baby has Down s syndrome explained Lucy Jenkins director of Genetics at Great Ormand Street Hospital The test does not however totally eliminate the need for amniocentesis Mothers who test positive on the blood test still need to undergo amniocentesis for confirmation We have approached women to be involved in this study who maybe have a more moderate risk associated with Down s syndrome so there are women having access to the test who wouldn t previously have had Dr Jenkins said Also women who would never consider having an invasive test maybe would access this test because it s less invasive Disability rights groups are concerned that the new test will increase the number of disabled children being aborted But experts claim this will not necessarily happen It may offer parents more choices but I don t think all of those parents are necessarily going to choose to terminate the pregnancy said UCL Professor and trial co ordinator Lyn Chitty MORE ON THESE TOPICS abortion disability Down syndrome pregnancy This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/clinical-efficiency-and-pregnancy-screening/11485 (2016-02-18)
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