Tag Archives: bioethics

Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

The Charlie Gard case concerns a young British child with a very rare genetic condition that has currently left him unable to move, breathe or eat on his own. His parents wanted to take him to the United States for experimental treatment but his London doctors, believing he has suffered enough, wanted to turn off … Continue reading Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

The LA Times is reporting that the  death of a disabled 8-year-old boy in 2013 is currently under investigation by Los Angeles police and the DA office. Back in 2013, Cole Hartman’s father found his son with his head submerged in their washing machine. Cole went into cardiac arrest, but paramedics were able to resuscitate him. … Continue reading Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

Additional Letters to Princeton Regarding Peter Singer – Bob Kafka (ADAPT) and Kathy Brill (Parent to Parent USA)

Yesterday, we launched our Change.org petition “Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer.” We presently have over 300 people who have signed on to the petition. Please add your own name by clicking here and following the directions. In addition to the statement we shared and quoted from the National Council on Disability, … Continue reading Additional Letters to Princeton Regarding Peter Singer – Bob Kafka (ADAPT) and Kathy Brill (Parent to Parent USA)

Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer (Change.org)

As many readers are probably aware, news broke last week that Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer had once again pushed the envelope on his decades-long assault on the value and lives of disabled people.  In remarks broadcast live, Singer asserted that both government healthcare and private insurance can and should deny and/or limit healthcare to people … Continue reading Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer (Change.org)

Bioethicist Art Caplan Posts Sloppy, Confused and Inaccurate Mess About Assisted Suicide on Medscape

Art Caplan can be frustrating.  He’s been everywhere in the media as the number 1 face and voice of bioethics here in the USA. He’s frustrating because his comments and analyses regarding bioethical issues vary in their quality and even accuracy.  I think that part of that is due to the fact that part of … Continue reading Bioethicist Art Caplan Posts Sloppy, Confused and Inaccurate Mess About Assisted Suicide on Medscape