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An Embryo by Any Other Name

The Point Blog | By David Prentice, PhD | July 12, 2018

Some recent stories illustrate the continuing obsession, by some in the scientific community, with trying to make embryos in a way that “gets around” the ethical and legal barriers erected to protect young human life. Dr. David Prentice explores these recent attempts.

New Federal Rule Protects Conscience and Opens the Door to Pro-Life Family Planning Programs

The Point Blog | By Jonathan Imbody | July 05, 2018

In this week’s blog post, Jonathan Imbody shares about a new proposed federal rule that, if finalized after a public comment period ending July 31, will allow pro-life medical professionals and programs to finally take advantage of family planning grants opportunities.

HIV Education and How Not To Do It

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | June 28, 2018

In this week’s blog post, Dr. Andre Van Mol shares his recent review of school sex education curricula in California and how some of the courses were inaccurate, likely misleading and harmful to students.

The Rise of Blastoids

Dr. Joy Riley raises several ethical questions introduced by the production of “blastoids,” embryo-like structures from stem cells in a recent study.

The Oath Revisited

In 2017, the World Medical Association published its newest version of an updated oath, which they call a pledge. The difference in this choice of wording presages the difference in meaning and content between the original Hippocratic Oath, and the World Medical Association Pledge. Drs. Cranston and Cheshire discuss these differences in this week’s blog post.