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Ethics, refugees, and the President’s Executive Order

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Source: bioethics.net, a blog maintained by the editorial staff of The American Journal of Bioethics.

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by Nancy Kass, ScD
There are different political philosophies about the responsibilities of states regarding whether to accept refugees. While there is a political philosophy that might be called Nationalist in perspective that says, essentially, “Not my Problem,” the predominant philosophy globally is different. That philosophy says that the refugee crisis is a global problem, people are in need, and we have the capacity to help. The reasoning behind this latter view recognizes that the benefit to others in accepting refugees is a matter of life and death, and the sacrifice to countries who accept them is, in the long run, minimal.…

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Can Craig Venter Cheat Death?

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Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

“In Vietnam, I used to do autopsies on 18-to-22-year-olds, and a lot of them had cardiovascular disease,” J. Craig Venter, the architect of the process, says with a shrug, before adding, ominously, “We find things. The question is what you do with it.”


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