In Defense of Religious Bioethics

Judah Goldberg, Alan Jotkowitz

The American Journal of Bioethics
The American Journal of Bioethics

In the first year of a celebrated graduate program in bioethics, one of us wrote a short essay about physician-assisted suicide that claimed that murder is not only a breach of rights, but also a “grave affront to all human existence as well as to He who grants life.”  Well, that last part earned me a predictable scribble on the margins of my returned paper, something to the effect of, “What if someone does not believe in a Giver of life?”

Goldberg J, Jotkowitz A. In Defense of Religious Bioethics. Am J Bioethics, December, Vol. 12, No. 12, 2012