Saturday, October 02, 2004

Karl-er-Athanasius' one word Bioethics Course



"No."

That's all you need to know. It's akin to Disputations' all-purpose response: "Have you tried prayer and fasting?" Watch how it works:

Can we artificially inseminate?

"No."

Can we fertilize eggs in a petri dish?

"No."

Can we freeze the leftover embryos in liquid nitrogen?

"No."

Can we destroy the embryos in order to extract stem cells?

"No."

Is contraception ok?

"No."

How about cloning? Can we clone humans?

"No."

Even if we promise not to let them live? That's the New Jersey option.

"No."

How about euthanasia?

"No."

Can we take feeding tubes out of patients who aren't dying, so that they die?

"No."

See how easy this is? One word. That's all you need.

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