Category Archives: Eugenics

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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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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My Perspective on Charlie Gard

I have written a small piece on the case of Charlie Gard, the British infant at the center of a treatment and parental rights controversy in Great Britain. The article is on the Christian Life Resources website. You can find … Continue reading

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Subtle Verbal Splicing

Did you see the July 4, 2016 issue of Time magazine? In her lead story on the potentials and pitfalls of CRISPR (the process for DNA splicing) Alice Park overlooks the first ethical problem with her own splice of illogic: … Continue reading

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“Perfectly” Healthy

We love a diagnosis that we are in “perfect” health but have you ever thought about what that means?  How is the “perfect” diagnosis affected by age or mental condition? Questions like these swirl around a new initiative by Google, … Continue reading

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BioEdge: Sterilization of disabled should be banned, says Australian report

BioEdge: Sterilization of disabled should be banned, says Australian report. A bit ironic that one story talks about a possible gene therapy to treat Down Syndrome and another article talks about sterilization of the disabled.  The irony is that we … Continue reading

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BioEdge: Down syndrome therapy now possible, says US researcher

BioEdge: Down syndrome therapy now possible, says US researcher. This is, of course, exciting news.  Any discovery that leads to improved health and quality of life is worth some excitement but I must confess to having mixed emotions. Jesus held … Continue reading

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Surprising Shoplifter Demographic in Japan

Japan Today reported that the those 65 years of age and older have now beat out teenagers as shoplifters.  They are often described as lonely, without family, without employment and hungry. Japan legalized abortion in 1948 by means of the … Continue reading

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A simple, unabashed love of life – JSOnline

A simple, unabashed love of life – JSOnline. On Sunday, December 4, 2011, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an op/ed piece by Mike Nichols.  The central character of the piece is Andrew Gerbitz, a relative of our Christian Life Resources … Continue reading

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