Category Social Justice

Bioethics and Environmental Injustice

James Dwyer suggests why and how we should bring environmental concerns back into bioethics.

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.

Is There a Duty to Get Vaccinated?

Chris Kaposy examines some of the reasoning that motivates those who refuse vaccination against COVID-19 and finds much that is deficient and disturbing.

Deadly Consequences: Alberta’s Failing Drug Policy

Emily Doerksen discusses a number of the policy failures affecting people who use drugs in Canada, up to and including the Alberta UCP government’s decision to close multiple safe consumption sites across the province.

Fetal Tissue Research and Abortion: Related and Conflated

Andrew Allen considers the impact of contemporary politics on fetal tissue research policy in the U.S. and warns that ethical decision-making about health is difficult when politics interferes.