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Fetal Burial Is Dead (for now)

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Source: Bill of Health, examining the intersection of law and health care, biotech & bioethics.

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By John A. Robertson The Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt (WWH) struck down a Texas law targeting abortion providers by allowing judges to balance the health benefits of the regulation against the burdens on a … Continue reading

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Part II: LOVING, Bioethics and How Miscegenation became a ‘thing’

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

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Photo Courtesy of Mill Valley Film Festival

Long Before Jeff Nichols, writer/director, chose to make the film LOVING (2016),  about a heroic couple of modest means striking a blow for the maintenance of humanity—by ending anti-miscegenation laws in the USA—The field of Eugenics had to be born and the term  ‘miscegenation’ coined. Miscegenation laws were present in many states  of the USA into the 1960s, in defiance of the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution and  the Declaration of Human Rights. 
Modern “bioethics” emerged from the documentation of the atrocities associated with both WWI and WWII, and the manipulation of science and technology to serve ‘evil’ rather than beneficence, autonomy and justice. The film Loving speaks to the need to carefully consider the obligations of science. There is no evil science, just bad science and immoral applications. In particular, scientist, and physicians (who are all ultimately researchers) should at least read the Nuremberg Code. The document is a page long with only ten points. 

How did Anti- miscegenation laws come about? Let’s be clear, they were an economic mechanism to oppress slaves and other underclass people and prevent their owning property. This begs the question of how miscegenation became ‘a thing.’

Philosophy and the applied sciences used to be one school—and still were in the 1800s. Philosophy, was not separated from maths, astronomy, medicine and engineering. The footsteps of philosophy still drive scientific method —theory, hypothesis, proof and argument.
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