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Jack Sisson's Life Ethics Blog

We must find new ways through many ethical issues, especially regarding bioethics, medical ethics, and criminal justice. Jack Sisson's 'Life Ethics' blog focuses on numerous areas of concern, including the philosophical and ethical dilemmas surrounding stem-cell research, abortion, medical research, and health care.

With all of the coverage on Katrina lost in the news-flurry was the resignation of Leon Kass, the chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics. But with tens of thousands of our most desperate citizens suffering in toxic waste, who cares?

Me. That's Who. For all the idiocy that has surrounded the Bush presidency his appointment of Leon Kass was fantastic. Truly a balanced man, he embodied both the Bio and the Ethicist halves of his title. He recognized the benefits of stem cell research as well as sympathetically listening to those who had justifiable reasons to hate it. He was interested in the dialog that came from the vociferous butting of heads. He didn't just shrug his shoulders and say, "Well, these are irreconcilable differences". He made strides to bring people together.

Kass in '08.

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Stem Cells
Stem Cell Fight!
Bearing Right
Moral Monkey?
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Stem Stall
Bush the hypocrite

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