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Clarence Thomas Federalist Society Appearance Sparks Renewed Calls for Supreme Court Ethics Reform

Justice Clarence Thomas' (pictured above) actions have once again raised questions about unethical conduct of judges after he appeared at a $200-a-plate black-tie fundraising dinner for the Federalist Society, a conservative legal advocacy organization funded in part by the Koch brothers.

Justice Thomas’ actions have once again raised questions about unethical conduct of judges after he appeared at a $200-a-plate black-tie fundraising dinner for the Federalist Society, a conservative legal advocacy organization funded in part by the Koch brothers.

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Get Real! His Religious Beliefs Say No Condoms, But I Need Them. What Do I Do?

What to do when someone's religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.

What to do when someone’s religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.

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How To Pay Homage To and Honor Henrietta Lacks?

How may we examine how we’ve benefitted from something horrific that we had nothing to do with but that allows for our existence today?

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What If No One Else Saves Sex For Marriage?

For someone choosing to hold off on sex until marriage, what to do about the fact that most other people, including potential partners, will not have made the same choice? How much should your own sexual ethics and values hinge on those of others?

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From Tuskegee to Transparency: An Evolution in the Ethics and Accountability of Clinical Trials Involving Human Subjects

People who participate in clinical trials take the enormous step of volunteering to test a product that may be useful and, sometimes, life-saving if it turns out to be effective. They play an irreplaceable role in research to prevent, treat, and sometimes cure illness – as well as to find other ways to improve people’s health and lives.

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The Morality of Choosing Abortion

The religious pundits have claimed the moral high ground, claiming that God and History have decreed it immoral to have an abortion.  This is a fiction. We have morals, and we have responsibilities. The choice not to bear a child can be a deeply moral one.

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The NYTimes Whips Up More Moral Agonizing About Women’s Reproductive Rights – Enough!

NY Times Magazine features yet another article questioning the morality of women who make their own decisions about their child-bearing.

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Get Real! I’m Becoming a Christian: How Can I Reconcile My Faith With My Sex Life?

Form-based ethics teach the Christian to ask the question “Am I allowed to do this?” Content-based ethics teach the Christian to ask “Am I truly loving the person or persons with whom I am doing this, including myself?”

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Lessons of Hate in the Bible Belt

Teaching about intolerance in my high school Ethics class in a small town in Oklahoma lead to a real life lesson for my students when I was forced to resign for insubordination.

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Choice and Ethics: Discuss Amongst Yourselves

Opinions about the expression of ethical obligations as part of choice discourse are highly varied in the movement. Can we not rationally discuss these opposing views, fleshing out the pros and cons?

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