Tagged: Healthcare

Satanic Temple slams new Texas fetus burial rule opposed by Pro-Choice groups — RT America

Abortion rights activists may have found an unlikely ally in the Satanic Temple, which has vowed to oppose a new Texas state rule requiring fetal tissue be given a burial or cremation.

Source: Satanic Temple slams new Texas fetus burial rule opposed by Pro-Choice groups — RT America

Rethinking Eating – NYTimes.com

Via – NYTimes.com.

Whether for moral reasons or because of a Jobsian belief in the superiority of their vision, high-tech food entrepreneurs are focusing primarily on providing alternatives to animal protein. The demand is certainly there. Worldwide consumption of pork, beef, poultry and other livestock products is expected to double by 2020. Animal protein is also the most vulnerable and resource-intensive part of the food supply. In addition to livestock production’s immense use of land and water, runoff pollution and antibiotic abuse, it is responsible for 14.5 percent of greenhouse gases, according to the United Nations.

A Clash of Religion and Bioethics Complicates Organ Donation in Israel – NYTimes.com

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The sages could not have anticipated that their writings would provide the underpinnings for cultural resistance to organ donation from the deceased in 21st-century Israel. But their definition of mortality, which can conflict with modern acceptance of brain death, is cited among several reasons Israel has among the lowest rates of deceased organ donation of any developed country.

Should your robot driver kill you to save a child’s life?

Should your robot driver kill you to save a child’s life?.

Driverless cars are projected to appear on roads, and make moving from one point to another less cumbersome. Even though they won’t be controlled by humanoid robots, the software that will run them raises many ethical challenges. For instance, should your robot car kill you to save the life of another in an unavoidable crash?

BBC News – Assisted dying: Church of England seeks inquiry

BBC News – Assisted dying: Church of England seeks inquiry.

The current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says the Assisted Dying Bill is “mistaken and dangerous”. But the Church said an inquiry would include expert opinion and carefully assess the arguments.