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The Meaning of Medicine: Dr. Kristin Collier’s Speech at the University of Michigan Medical School

The Meaning of Medicine: Dr. Kristin Collier’s Speech at the University of Michigan Medical School

Note from the Editors: Last weekend, Dr. Kristin Collier, an assistant professor of medicine at University of Michigan Medical School, delivered the keynote address for the school’s white coat ceremony—an event that marks the start of medical studies for the entering class. Members of the

Yes, Vice President Harris, let’s compare slavery and abortion

Yes, Vice President Harris, let’s compare slavery and abortion

Vice President Kamala Harris, who “takes stuff seriously”, has offered a supposedly serious argument against Dobbs. Harris on Monday compared the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning a constitutional right to abortion to America’s history of slavery, saying “our country has a history of claiming ownership over human bodies.” Harris’ scathing analogy

Suicide Contagion

Suicide Contagion

I have often argued that, as a matter of logic and intuition, the widespread legalization of assisted suicide will increase both the rate of assisted suicides and the rate of unassisted suicides. After all, many people conflate what is “legal” with what is “right.” Once

Eliminating medical conscience rights threatens human dignity and the freedom to love

Eliminating medical conscience rights threatens human dignity and the freedom to love

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected soon to issue regulations rolling back medical conscience protections and coercing unethical procedures that are harmful for patients. These new regulations are consistent with prior HHS actions during the current presidential administration that undermine medical conscience rights.