Monthly Archives: August 2017

Iceland and Down Syndrome

What do you do if you can’t find a solution? If you are Iceland, you terminate it. On August 14, 2017 CBS news did a sobering “On Assignment” segment about Iceland’s solution to Down syndrome. This was not a story … Continue reading

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A Closer Look

I weary of the harsh rhetoric about climate change and the environment. I have long felt that both sides of the issue make their case using healthy doses of exaggeration and hyperbole to incite fear and attract attention. That being … Continue reading

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Who Should Take Life?

Daily I receive a report about efforts to legalize assisted suicide in the United States and around the world. As I think about how the American Medical Association will be taking up the issue soon it seemed ironic that the … Continue reading

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Working with Human DNA

In the last week of July researchers announced that in the United States they had achieved success with “editing” human DNA by using CRISPR technology on a human embryo. For some of you this is “way out there” science. In … Continue reading

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Dark Passing Cloud

Charlie Gard has died but the story of this helpless infant will not be forgotten. I added some additional thoughts with a link to an excellent overview of why all of us should be alarmed at this case. You can … Continue reading

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