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Ethics and Religion Talk: May One Allow One's Pacemaker Battery to Die?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 07-01-2019 under OPINION

From Jim V: There is an elderly patient under hospice care with a pacemaker, stable, not in distress or expected to die in the near future, lucid and oriented cognitively, and ambulatory without aid of a walker or wheel chair. His pacemaker’s...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Genetic editing

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-10-2018 under OPINION

Father Kevin Niehoff, O.P., a Dominican priest who serves as Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Grand Rapids, responds: The Baltimore Catechism taught us to respond to the question, ‘why did God make us?’ with the response, “to...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: The Charlie Gard Case

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under OPINION

The parents wanted to take him out of the United Kingdom for treatment. The hospital took the parents to court to prevent them from doing so. Ultimately, he died at the end of July after additional court battles regarding the parents’ desire...

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