The conflict in conscientious objection isn’t what we think it is: how religiously-based objections to providing medical care might undermine Christian faith
Ruth Groenhout

Editor’s Note: This is the first entry in our short series of blogs reflecting on the medical conscience policy of the current US President and his Administration. See the Editor’s introduction to this miniseries for more background on both this issue … Continue reading

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IJFAB Blog series: Responses to the Trump Administration’s policies on medical conscience claims
Editor

As you may have heard, the Trump Administration has announced an expanded policy on conscientious objection in medicine, with institutional support in the form of a Department of Health and Human Services office that will be responsible for protecting objectors. … Continue reading

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New assisted reproduction regulations require feminist voices

Editor’s Note: Today we have a special co-authored blog entry by four feminist reproductive justice advocates working on what is known in bioethics as ARTs (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) and other related tech.  Francine Coeytaux, MPH    Co-Director, Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research … Continue reading

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Who Should Be Responsible for Environment, Health, and Politics: Detroit and 1,300 other “hotspots” have higher lead poisoning rates than Flint and someone needs to do something
Alison Reiheld

The long-time reader of IJFAB Blog, and alert bioethicist who follows the news, will remember the Flint water crisis.  As numerous investigative news articles–and even at least one news comedy show–have pointed out, Flint is by no means alone in the … Continue reading

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Disparities in Maternal Mortality: Some American women have a higher risk of the highest cost of being pregnant
Editor

Maternal mortality is a basic public health measure. It is also one of the many health outcomes on which the United States ranks much lower than other comparably developed nations. As per Ann Simmons’ superb article on the subject of … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 issue of IJFAB is out, with special section Remembering Anne Donchin
Editor

If you have already received your paper copy of the new Fall 2017 issue of International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (Vol 10 Iss 2), you will have noticed a new look. You may also have noticed that the journal’s international … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk of Inclusivity: Prohibitive Costs of Bioethics & Humanities Conferences

    Editor’s Note: This guest post comes to us from philosopher Saba Fatima, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Religious Studies at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.    Last year, I presented at the 2016 American Society for Bioethics Humanities (ASBH) … Continue reading

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International Research on Herpes vaccines under fire for ethical lapses by government of St. Kitts
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At the end of August, news broke about an effort to develop a herpes vaccine. On the face of it a good use of human subject research, in fact the research conducted on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts was … Continue reading

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Should immigration enforcement take place in hospitals?
Editor

America’s National Public Radio (NPR) aired a piece yesterday about a family that was waiting for care for their sick infant, when immigration enforcement moved and took the parents into custody after following them around the hospital for a long … Continue reading

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The Balking Dead: the undying effort to repeal and replace the ACA’s attempt to provide greater access to health care in the U.S.
Rory Kraft

Editor’s Note: Scroll to the bottom of this blog entry by Rory Kraft for a list of his prior blog articles on attempts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, as well as other IJFAB blog entries … Continue reading

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The mental health costs of losing DACA
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The New York Times has an article in yesterday’s paper called “The Psychic Toll of Trump’s DACA Decision.” As you may know, DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program in the United States. It is an initiative … Continue reading

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Police, providers, and patients: between a rock and a hard place? Not really
Alison Reiheld

The Salt Lake Tribune (from the US State of Utah) posted an article yesterday about a nurse who refused to let a police officer trained in phlebotomy take a blood sample from an unconscious patient. The nurse was arrested and … Continue reading

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