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The Dilemmas of Drug Testing
Despite its growing popularity, random and routine drug-testing has created a storm of controversy over its morality.
A Right or a Wrong?
Is assisted suicide right or wrong? The issue is looked at through many perspectives and arguments.
Maternal vs. Fetal Rights
Should pregnant women who refuse medical advice, thereby endangering their future children, be detained in hospitals and forced to follow doctor's orders?
But the supply of organs has not increased. Many people are simply reluctant to donate their bodily parts. In response to the shortage, proposals have come forth advocating the sale of non-vital human organs.
A Vatican document opposed all technological interventions into the process of human reproduction. More specifically, the document condemned artificial insemination and embryo transfer, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogate motherhood under all circumstances.
Growing criticism of painful experimentation on animals is matched by a growing concern over the threat restrictions on the use of animals would pose to scientific progress.
The ethical implications of the growing commercialization of health care have become a matter of heated controversy.
Has the time come when we decide that prolonging the lives of the elderly who "no longer serve the land" is truly a burden on youth of society? day rationing our nation's health care services basis age close at hand?
Genetic Screening in the Workplace
Genetic screening is often advocated as a means of significantly reducing the incidence of occupational disease. But critics of this emerging technology maintain that screening violates workers rights and increases racial and ethnic discrimination in the workplace.
Medical Perspectives on Death and Dying
Several states have begun to consider legislation that would legalize active voluntary euthanasia.
Professor Young Park New Global Jesuit Network Scholar
Professor Young Park from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea has been named Global Jesuit Network Visiting Scholar at the Ethics Center, thanks to a generous gift from Chuck and Nan Geschke.
A unique online learning opportunity to learn best practices in ethical campaign management
Ethics Center Director of Government Ethics Hana Callaghan teaches a new online course (MOOC) on campaign ethics.