The Voice of Reasonable Ethics?

It’s not hard to write off the extremists as crazies. All of them. They’re the ones who live in obscure areas of the world and whose authenticity is determined by some personal charisma with a handful of social dropouts.

So when you go to an article like this one, addressing the conclusions of “a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford,” your rational side can kick in and you can begin to feel a certain comfort with the mainstream cultural standing and above-question educational background of these premier scholars. Right?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9113394/Killing-babies-no-different-from-abortion-experts-say.html

Yes, yes, be horrified, disgusted, and assure yourself that crazies like this will never determine, affect, or even influence public policy… or public opinion. Yes, assure yourself. Really. Couldn’t happen. Really.

About K. Mulhern

Kathleen Mulhern teaches courses in world history, European history, and history of Christianity. She has taught at Denver Seminary, Colorado School of Mines, and Regis University. She particularly focuses on the historical roots of the political, economic, religious, and cultural systems that have contributed to contemporary society.


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