Religious Extremism on Campus

Since my last post addressing the links between Zoe’s law an climate change, it seems that the agenda of those who oppose it has taken on the character of a religious purge. As the bill is currently being discussed in parliament, some of the usual suspects on campus at USYD have organised a petition to

Is Zoe’s Law Linked to Climate Change?

In following the news surrounding the Zoe’s law case, one thing strikes me. It’s almost as if the pro-choice advocates face the following conundrum: If we recognise that an unborn child is in fact a dignified human person worthy of respect and rights equal to at least that of recently born young children, then we

Why the UK should reject three-parent embyros

Cross-posted from MercatorNet  The media was buzzing last week with the news that Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial “three-parent” fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children. The Department of Health has announced that it would draw up draft

Resounding Defeat for NSW Right to Die Bill

Cross-posted from CCSA The NSW Legislative Council has emphatically rejected a Greens Private Member’s Bill to legalise euthanasia and physician assisted suicide by 23 votes to 13. “The Bill was comprehensively defeated,” says Greg Donnelly MLC, the well known Labor politician and a member of the NSW upper house since 2005. While some Labor politicians

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