Author Archives: impact ethics

MAiD and the Oral Protocol: Time for a Closer Look

Daryl Pullman compares the number of deaths due to MAiD in Canada in 2020 to the dramatically lower number that occurred in California under its end-of-life option. He argues for wider use of the oral protocol in Canada.

Polygenic Risk Scores to Select Embryos: A Need for Societal Debate

Hazar Haidar discusses the need for a societal debate to explore challenges related to polygenic embryo screening.

Lost and Won: A Challenge of the UK Law Allowing Selective Termination

Chris Kaposy discusses the significance of a recent challenge of the United Kingdom’s Abortion Act by a group that included Heidi Crowter, a woman who has Down syndrome.

It is Time to Queer Up Bioethics for LGBTQI+ Equity

Michele Battle-Fisher and Ramona Peel critique the heteronormative, cisnormative healthcare bias inherent in the medical system.

Are you a Credible Source?

Erica Seelemann discusses common psychological phenomena that contribute to our media environment becoming increasingly unreliable and shares how to know when you’re expert enough to be considered a credible source.