Bioethics Blogs

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: February 26, 2016


Apple vs. FBI is a sign of a dangerous divide
Rogers and Grumet examine Apple’s decision to fight a court order to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino, California, attack last year. They look at the ethical restraints on the FBI wanting software to unlock these devices.

Is Legalizing Prostitution the Best Way to Tackle Sex Trafficking
Bodenner discusses sex trafficking and the ways to combat it through different policies. He looks at the moral complexity of sex work, and the failure to protect many men and women involved.

UN: Zika-hit nations should allow access to contraception
The UN has released a video stating Zika hit nations should be allowed access to contraception.

The States of forced labor
How do the demands for fair wages play out across a global stage, and what are the new ethical standards that should be applied to migrant workers?

How Sex Trafficking Goes Unnoticed in America
Alvarez looks at how sex workers are identified in cases, and the unethical, often times harmful treatment of victims.

New HRC Report Reveals Unprecedented Onslaught of State Legislation Targeting Transgender Individuals
There is an incoming onslaught of anti-transgender legislation, targeting everything from name-change laws to restroom use.

Tehran’s ‘Baby’ American made Nuclear Reactor Plugs on
Krever looks at the same nuclear development that once isolated Iran from the western world, and the implications of their new “open” program. Is it ethical for intervention in this case? Or unethical to disallow a country to pursue their own interests?

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.