What Does It Mean to Have Intrinsic Worth?

What Does It Mean to Have Intrinsic Worth ? The Peter Singer Mini-Series: Part 2   Last week, I posted about Peter Singer’s justification of infanticide using excerpts from his book, Practical Ethics. Having spent some time reading his views lately, I’m starting to wonder whether he came up with this infanticide argument as a way of dealing with his own experience of abortion. Seeing as he is almost 70, it’s...

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Evangelium Vitae #14

Evangelium Vitae #14     The various techniques of artificial reproduction, which would seem to be at the service of life and which are frequently used with this intention, actually open the door to new threats against life. Apart from the fact that they are morally unacceptable, since they separate procreation from the fully human context of the conjugal act, these techniques have a high rate of failure; not just failure in...

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Will You Regret Paying $50,000 To Have A Girl?

Will You Regret Paying $50,000 to Have a Girl?   This post was written in response to an article published by The Age this week entitled “I paid $50,000 to have a girl” and subtitled, ‘Jayne Cornwill argues the case for gender selection in Australia.’ Jayne’s story left me wanting to know a lot more about her decision, so here are the questions I would like to ask her if I could. Dear Jayne, I...

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