argued in favor of loosening performance-enhancing drug restrictions on various grounds: sport itself is dangerous and is not banned; the whole concept of preventing adults from using drugs is paternalistic; and the perennial "everyone is already doing it" argument.
Apparently, practitioners believe we need more bioethicists
to tell us what to do in future biotechnological research.
In addition to faculty bioethicists
, the Center will be staffed with pediatric-trained patient advocates who will work directly with patients and families to ensure appropriate safeguards and to facilitate and enhance communication with medical and research staff.
A recent study conducted by University of Massachusetts public health professor Dorothy Wertz and University of Virginia bioethicist
John Fletcher revealed that 62 percent of American geneticists would agree to perform sex-selection tests on fetuses (or refer them to specialists who would) for parents who stated ahead of time their desire to have an abortion if the fetus was the "wrong" sex.
One need not be deeply religious or oppose abortion to be troubled by the prospect of a society in which, as bioethicist
Alexander Capron puts it, "the wanted child becomes the made-to-order child.
Helping to set and maintain the double standard are people like Australian bioethicist
Peter Singer, who now holds a prestigious post at Princeton University.
The history of transplantation has been one of overcoming visceral opposition--of rejecting what the prominent bioethicist
Leon Kass calls "the wisdom of repugnance.
FitzGerald, a university bioethicist
, argued that the benefits to society far outweigh the harm done by using the cells, because the abortions were not performed for the purpose of providing the cells to scientists.
Michael Williams, MD, a bioethicist
at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, told the panel that it is impossible to make a decision without having data that only can be provided by a demonstration project.
There are a great number of misperceptions about human cloning, and these are the legacies of a long literary and science-fiction tradition,'' said Harold Vanderpool, a bioethicist
at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas.
That's well-known bioethicist
Dan Callahan's new advice on what to do about expensive, extensive health care, and how to control the out-of-control costs of medicine.
When possible, the committee should include one or more members from outside the organization, such as a bioethicist
, a member of the clergy, or a sophisticated consumer representative, to assist in clarifying the other members' advocacy.