Of Babes and Bio-Ethics

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. -- Luke 12:7 As we embark upon the Brave New World of government mandated health care, there is no denying that we will wrestle with the necessary debate on how to ration a finite commodity of resources in service to a near insatiable demand for care. As we travel down that hard road, decisions will have to be made on what constitutes "value for dollar" in the interest of the collective good. Moreover, upon whom should be lavished the largesse of extended life, and conversely, whose existence is deemed unworthy? In health care, perhaps no greater wedge issue will amplify the conflicting moral presuppositions that undergird the competing ethical obligations between religion and the secular project. What is at stake here is no less than: What is the value of a human life? The Christian worldview holds all life to be miraculous; and human life occupies a unique category marked...(Read Full Article)