Monthly Archives: March 2012

Caring for the Invisible Wounds of War

Earlier this month, the world reacted in horror to reports that a large number of Afghan civilians — primarily women and children — were killed by an American soldier. According to the US Army, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales twice left … Continue reading

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A Cartoonist’s Take on Reproductive Rights

One of my favorite comic strips — Doonesbury — disappeared from many newspapers this week. This is because the story being presented in the venerable 41-year-old strip deals with a rather controversial and polarizing topic: abortion. As presented by cartoonist … Continue reading

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How to Die in New York

Tonight (weather permitting), my colleagues and I from the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College are hosting a special event: a screening and discussion of the award-winning but controversial film “How to Die in Oregon.” That film, which won the … Continue reading

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