The Scary Future Of Pro-Death Bioethics

George Dvorsky has written an excellent article for Betterhumans on the future of anti-research legislation and pro-death advocacy. This is a topic I've been giving some thought to at Fight Aging! in past months. Could the present day pro-death rhetoric of Leon Kass and Francis Fukuyama grow to produce legislative restrictions on serious anti-aging medicine to rival the current War on Drugs? Like George Dvorsky, I think that this is a disturbingly plausible future. Politicians have certainly done far worse in past decades, and present day government - even in the US - exercises considerable power over access to medicine, medical research, and our supposedly private lives.

Link: http://www.betterhumans.com/Features/Columns/Transitory_Human/column.aspx?articleID=2004-06-10-1

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