January 2010

CBC 2009 Winners and Losers

CBC’s list of winners and losers in 2009 has just been posted.

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CBC 2009 Winners and Losers

Winners: Dr. Darwin J. Prockop, a worldwide leader in adult stem cell research, has moved his research lab from Tulane University to the Texas A&M Health Center which has pledged $40 million over the next 5 years towards his research. Lawmakers in Texas have invested $5 million towards adult stem cell research as have other […]

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A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy at Printer

Note: We are hosting a reception & book signing with Wesley J. Smith, Friday, February 5, in San Ramon, CA. For more information visitCBC-Network.org By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC My new book, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights […]

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Final Exit Network Activist Pleads Guilty to Assisted Suicide of Mentally Ill Woman

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The pretense that the minions who participate in the Final Exit Network are mere counselors–rather than mobile assisted suicide clinics–was shattered in Phoenix when one facilitator pleaded guilty to assisting the suicide of a mentally ill woman. From the story: Readers may remember our story […]

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California’s Proposition 71 Failure

When I read this piece, all I could hear was Ross Perot talking about a big sucking sound. None of this news should surprise any of our regular CBC readers. I wrote about the cures we were promised here. And the leaders of Prop. 71 schemin here. And Wesley J. Smith wrote about the indecent […]

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Coup de Culture: Sex Robots

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Pathetic. Now, as if conjured from that great sci fi flick Westworld, comes the sex robot. From the story: Mr Hines said: “She can’t vacuum, she can’t cook but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean. “She’s a companion. She […]

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Wesley J. Smith’s “Top Ten Stories of the Decade” in Bioethics

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The first ten years of the 2000s (please, no arguments over whether the first decade really ends this year) brought bioethics front and center into national and international prominence as never before. Since this is the time for creating “top ten lists,” I pondered the […]

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Medicine After the Holocaust Book Released — Anti Assisted Suicide Lecture at Holocaust Museum Viewable Online

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A book based on presentations made two years or so ago at the Holocaust Museum of Houston has been released, by the name of Medicine After the Holocaust. I have a chapter on assisted suicide, which is a written version of my presentation at a […]

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Octumom Doctor Faces the Music

Fertility doctor, Michael Kamrava, responsible for the Octuplet births of Nadya Suleman in 2009 has finally been accused of gross negligence by the California Medical Board. Kamrava was already expelled from membership with the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and now faces the medical board. We will be watching this case closely, but meanwhile […]

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Obamacare: Why Bioethics Matters

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Human unexceptionalism is the mainstream view in the field, in the field, evidenced by the popularity of personhood theory within the movement and the “human undignified” article being published in Bioethics, a notable professional journal. (I have often said, if you want to see what […]

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UK Mother Overdoses Disabled Son: Why is Anyone Surprised?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Shades of the Traci Latimer murder from Canada, now a mother in the UK has apparently overdosed her disabled son with pure heroin. And this, after she was out on bail from a previous attempt! From the story: Ten days after Thomas was admitted to […]

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Alex Schadenberg on Increase in Dutch Euthanasia Deaths

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I was planning on commenting about the reported increase in Dutch euthanasia deaths. But the indefatigable Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (to the left of the old guy in the center as you look at the photo), beat me to it. From his […]

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More on Palliative Sedation Including Letter in NYT by Yours Truly

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have today’s lead letter in the New York Times reacting to the paper’s palliative sedation article (thanks NYT!), about which I wrote more extensively here. From my letter: Bravo to The New York Times for its in-depth reporting on palliative sedation. When death is […]

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