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The Scholl Institute of Bioethics is a nonprofit, Judeo-Christian organization that addresses bioethical issues including euthanasia, physician-assisted-suicide, the withholding or withdrawing of food and water from non-dying patients, brain death, organ transplantation, genetic engineering, and the rights of disabled or mentally ill persons.
Forcing people to perform acts contrary to their religious convictions is one of the most egregious forms of abuse of power. History is replete with reports of religious martyrs who died horrible deaths rather than violate the tenets of their faiths.
In the words of Ron Panzer, President of Hospice Patients Alliance and forthright advocate for terminal patients, “There is no further need for Euthanasia Society of America‚ (or its successors) as the NHPCO is carrying on its work.”
A New Type of Advance Directive. Most of you remember the original “Living Will” that people were to sign stating their desired medical treatment and care. Very simple but potentially deadly.
“The danger is the eugenic desire to ‘bypass nature’s lottery’ and produce brilliant, attractive, athletic and perfect people.” — Rabbi Lou Feldman, Ph.D., Ethicist
“Those who were slain by the sword were better off than those who perished from starvation.” — (Lamentations 4:9)
In this issue we look and food & hydration practices.
Embryonic stem cells have cured no one. Adult stem cells have cured people in over 80 diseases. Embryonic stem cells require the death of a human embryo to extract the cells.
Organ donation is a worthy goal when conducted ethically, it is very dangerous when physicians and ethicists redefine terms.