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Parental Rights Crisis

Child holds parents' hands

In the United States, when a married couple has a child, there is a solid legal framework that grants joint custody and agency to the mother and father. This is a reasonable assumption on the part of the law. There is a coming crisis in the realm of medical powers of attorney and it relates to the sharp increase over the past half-century of births to non-married parents.Read Article

Religion & Bioethics

Church facade in a public sqaure

We’re all at fault for our polarized culture. In public and private debate, we retreat with haste to ad hominem attacks and identity politics, arguing against a point (or a person) instead of strongly advocating for our own view. One of most effective tactics is to claim that the opposing party is attempting to impose their religious beliefs on another. That argument is disingenuous on its face, because in all debate, one party hopes to apply their worldview on the other.Read Article

Why Conscience Rights

Semi-private hospital room with beds and equiptment

The importance of conscience rights cannot be understated. The independence and autonomy of clinicians is a principal benefit to the patient. By accepting and respecting the clinician’s medical decision making, we can have justified true belief that they will act in their patient’s best interests.Read Article

Tie Goes to the Runner

Baseball players on the field

My brother absolutely loves baseball. As long as I can remember, he’s followed the sport with great enthusiasm, memorizing stats and following the Atlanta Braves through their entire season. There’s a great rule in baseball that helps umpires make the most difficult calls: tie goes to the runner.Read Article

About the Author

CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s had a keen interest in bioethics since 2003.

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