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Bioethics news and analysis from The Nation
September 1, 2022
Meet Sandy Morris, the ALS Heroine Hardly Anybody Knows
Anthony Fauci understood that making people like Sandy who are living with a disease part of the research process leads to better science. But the rest of the NIH still hasn’t gotten the message.
July 7, 2022
“Hell on Earth” Used to Just Be a Figure of Speech
When will the pain of climate change become too great to ignore any longer—and will it then be too late?
June 22, 2022
Abortion Involves Killing–and That’s OK!
To be pro-choice is to be against forced life.
June 16, 2022
Have We Really Learned Nothing From the Pandemic?
I’d like to believe we’ve learned a lesson about our species-wide vulnerability, our planetary connectedness. But in fact, we seem more atomized and arrogant than ever.
June 2, 2022
Monkeypox Is Not a Gay Disease
But it has arrived in our community—and our decades of experience dealing with HIV give us the chance to get things right from the outset.
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May 19, 2022
“Case Numbers Don’t Matter”—and Other Fatal Covid Fallacies
The logic behind “cases don’t matter”—the drumbeat of medical professionals pushing us back to normal—is a direct violation of the oath to “first, do no harm.”
March 25, 2022
A Last Gift of Love: One Way to Switzerland, Business Class
In America, we allow our pets more dignity in death than we allow people.
Mary Pleshette Willis
December 8, 2021
The Right’s Bad-Faith Argument About Bodily Autonomy
Justice Amy Coney Barrett wants to catch us in a trap where either we concede the state’s right to coerce reproduction or we abandon the state’s right to mandate vaccines.
David M. Perry
September 8, 2021
Unvaxxed Quarterback Carson Wentz Wants Your Trust
If the Colts players and fans trusted him before, he has now relinquished the right to any such dispensation.
August 24, 2021
Letters From the September 6/13, 2021, Issue