Medical technology and new treatments are being discovered and promoted at a much faster rate than our ability to reflect on their ethical, social, legal, and religious implications.As a result, people are often unprepared to answer the difficult questions that confront them today:- Is abortion ever justifiable?- If a loved one is suffering, can we take action that might relieve their suffering but will hasten their death?- Should doctors be allowed to help patients who wish to end their lives?- If a child is severely impaired, can we allow her to die rather than face a life of suffering?- Should we use genetic therapy to enhance the human race?- Should we seriously consider cloning human beings?The way we answer these questions is indicative of who we are and what kind of world we want for ourselves and our children.
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Mark W. Foreman (Ph.D., religious studies, University of Virginia) is professor of philosophy and religion at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is also the author of Christianity and Bioethics: Confronting Clinical Issues.
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