The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education is hosting a 3-day intensive cross-disciplinary graduate course entitled “Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics.” The course will take place next week, from May 19-21, 2015 on the Rose Hill campus.
Each day will feature two Fordham faculty members from different departments presenting on and discussing different topics in contemporary ethics. Using a team-teaching approach, this course brings together faculty from six disciplines to provide foundational knowledge about moral philosophy, moral theology, and bioethics, and features lectures and case discussion on issues of current social importance.
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Tagged Ethics, Fordham University, Michael Baur, Philosophy, Adam Fried, Psychology, Bioethics, Center for Ethics Education, Elizabeth Yuko, LGBT youth, Jason Morris, Cross-disciplinary, Theories and applications, Patrick Hornbeck, Annika Hinze, Political Science, Natural Science, genetic testing, immigrant detentions, border crossings, Europe
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
Between adoption and advancing reproductive technologies, there are ever-increasing options for individuals and families who wish to have a baby. Recent reports indicate that the high costs associated with these processes have resulted in some using crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.com and GoFundMe.com to raise money for fees associated with adoption, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Indeed, certain forms of assisted reproduction raise ethical questions in and of themselves, but in this case, our concern is whether it matters how funds for these processes are raised, and who provides the funding. In other words, is utilizing a crowdfunding website an ethically acceptable way to raise funds for adoption, IVF, and surrogacy? If so, is it significant who pays for these processes? Is anything owed to the people who contribute?
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Tagged adoption, assistance, Bioethics, Center for Ethics Education, Children, confidentiality, crowdfunding, Elizabeth Yuko, Ethics, fees, Fordham University, GoFundMe, Internet, IVF, Kickstarter, parents, privacy, reproductive ethics, surrogacy
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education bioethicist Dr. Elizabeth Yuko has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in vulnerable populations globally, through research, education and policy change recommendations.
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Tagged Ana Lita, Art Caplan, Bioethics, Charles H. Debrovner, Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, Global Bioethics Initiative, Goodwill Ambassador, Health disparities, Mia Farrow, Peter Singer, UNICEF, Vulnerable populations
Last week, NBC reported on the increasing use of babies and children by adults panhandling in New York City. The particular group of 9 women investigated appeared to be working in tandem, and are reportedly not homeless and have repeatedly refused shelter and services.
Residents of New York and other cities where this is occurring are faced with the daily decision of whether or not to give money to those who ask for it. What are the ethical implications of making contributions?
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Tagged Begging, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Children, Elizabeth Yuko, Forced begging, Fordham University, Homelessness, Human trafficking, NBC, New York City, Panhandling