Biology and technology have combined to create treatments and life-saving measures that were unprecedented a few decades ago. These powerful measures have also created ethical issues we clearly have not fully thought through.
The study of this intersection of medicine and morals is called bioethics. Bioethics considers medical policy, practice, and research, as well as how we will make very human decisions about life issues.
Life and death. Birth and old age. What significance do we ascribe to these events?
We know what God says. It is He who numbers our days—from conception to natural death. He knew us even before we were in our mother’s womb.
At the National Center for Life and Liberty, we recently reported that California was the next state poised to legalize assisted suicide. As of this writing, Governor Jerry Brown has not yet signed the bill.
Please inform yourself about this issue and pray for the State of California.
One way for you to get up-to-date on these laws is to listen to this interview with our founder, Attorney David Gibbs III. He recently sat down with Dennis Sullivan, MD, MA (Ethics), director of the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University, for an eye-opening discussion about the movement to legalize and expand assisted suicide.