The Ethics of the COVID Vaccine

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The Ethics of the COVID Vaccine

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Recently, a Wisconsin pharmacist was arrested for attempting to destroy hundreds of vials of the COVID-19 vaccine. He feared the vaccine could change the DNA of anyone who received it. 

Fears and rumors and worries about the safety and the ethics of the various COVID-19 vaccines are understandable. After all, no vaccine has ever moved into distribution this quickly, and much has been made about the new approach to vaccination take by the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. And, of course, elected officials aren’t always trusted in our culture…

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C. S. Lewis and the Coronavirus

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A LOOK BACK AT A COUPLE TOP STORIES FROM 2020

C. S. Lewis and the Coronavirus

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What Do We Do with Critical Theory?

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We Can’t Control COVID (Or Much of Anything Else)

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We Can’t Control COVID (Or Much of Anything Else)

In early March, the University of California San Francisco held a panel discussion of infectious disease specialists on a new virus that had, at that point, killed 41 Americans. These experts not only estimated that 60 to 70 percent of America’s population would eventually contract the virus, but that our best attempts to contain it, either through lockdowns or contact tracing, would be, in their words, “basically futile.”…

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Our Tax Dollars Still Fund the Destruction of Embryos

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Today’s BreakPoint: Our Tax Dollars Still Fund the Destruction of Embryos

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And There’s not a Single Good Reason Why

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In 2001, President George W. Bush limited federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research to already-existing lines of embryonic stem cells. While it wasn’t a complete ban on the research itself, it did prevent any further federally funded destruction of human life, and instead prioritized funding for research into adult stem cells…

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COVID Is Causing Increase in Suicidal Thoughts and Decrease in Mental Health

COVID-19 has caused a myriad of problems in the U.S. and around the world. The obvious physical attacks on the human body, the loss of income from inability to work but an even greater ISSUE is the toll it has taken on the mental health of a large number of children and adults. 

There have been renewed calls from certain parties for further lock-downs, but is this wise? The bible says Proverbs 18:1 ESV Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. I would say whomever forces said isolation they break out against all sound judgment.


 

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Today’s BreakPoint: COVID Is Causing Increase in Suicidal Thoughts and Decrease in Mental Health

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JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA

According to recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, “40 percent of American adults have reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse” during the COVID-19 pandemic. One-third reported feelings of anxiety and/or depression, and one-quarter said that they were struggling with trauma-related issues. One in eight reported either developing or increasing substance-abuse problems.

Worst of all, 11 percent reported that they seriously considered suicide in the last few months. Two years ago, by comparison, that number was just one in twenty-five. And, the CDC study revealed that certain segments of the population have struggled more than others. For example, one in five “essential workers” reported suicidal ideation, as have one in three unpaid caregivers for adults, and one in four 18- to 24-year-olds. And of course, there are others who don’t fit into categories like these, but who were already struggling with mental health issues before the pandemic…

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Gender-Transition Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health after All

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Today’s BreakPoint: Gender-Transition Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health after All

 

JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA

Last fall, the American Journal of Psychiatry published a study entitled “Reduction in Mental Health Treatment Utilization Among Transgender Individuals After Gender-Affirming Surgeries.” According to the study’s authors, people with “gender incongruence” (that means they struggle to identify with their biological sex) have higher risk of mental-health disorders. In fact, they are “more than six times as likely to have been hospitalized after a suicide attempt” as others.

This study was not the first to highlight the significant rates of depression and suicidal ideation among those who struggle with gender dysphoria. In fact, the high correlation between mental health struggles and the transgender community is agreed upon by all sides…

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Planned Parenthood Should Cancel More than Margaret Sanger

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Today’s BreakPoint: Planned Parenthood Should Cancel More than Margaret Sanger

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JOHN STONESTREET WITH MARIA BAER

Last week, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced that the name of the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, would be removed from its clinic. They also asked the city to rename a local street known as “Margaret Sanger Square.” Sanger is being cancelled because of her advocacy of eugenics, a movement that began in the early 1900s and promoted the idea that the human race could be “improved” by selective breeding.

Proponents of eugenics, like Sanger, wanted wealthy, healthy and strong people to have more babies, and poor, sick, disabled and minority people to have fewer (or no) babies. In 1939, in fact, Sanger and Planned Parenthood launched something called the Negro Project, whose aim was to push birth control on black women…

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COVID 19 is an Opportunity to Re-Define the Human Species?

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Today’s BreakPoint: COVID 19 is an Opportunity to Re-Define the Human Species?

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JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA

Recently, the world learned that researchers at London’s Francis Crick Institute used CRISPR technology to genetically edit 18 embryos. Around half of the embryos suffered the kinds of major mutations and genetic damage that could lead to birth defects and life-shortening medical problems. The horrifying results led one gene-editing expert to call for “a restraining order for all genome editors to stay the living daylights away from embryo editing.”

Unfortunately, the desire to play god with the human genome is not easily discouraged. For example, consider the title of a recent article at Wired which proclaimed a “Neobiological Revolution,” –  Covid-19 Is Accelerating Human Transformation—Let’s Not Waste It.”…

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The Link Between Marijuana, Psychosis, and Suicide

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The Link Between Marijuana, Psychosis, and Suicide

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JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA

Recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states and another 21 states permit the use of so-called “medical marijuana.” I say “so-called” because, as NYU drug policy expert Mark Kleinman has put it, “the vast majority of ‘patients’ buying ‘medical marijuana’ aren’t doing so under any sort of active medical supervision . . . Many of them aren’t ‘treating’ anything but their desire to get high . . .”

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COVID-19, Depression, and Suicide

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COVID-19, Depression, and Suicide

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Lessons from the Coronavirus Part 8

JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts warned of its impact on people with mental illnesses. For those with mood disorders, the pandemic packed a “one-two” punch: the depression and anxiety caused by the fear of contracting the coronavirus itself, and the depression and anxiety accelerated by measures taken to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Even the wide use of the term “social distancing” instead of the more accurate “physical distancing” communicated isolation and the loneliness.

Add to all that canceled appointments with psychiatrists and therapists, and we should expect a steep decline in mental health. Which is exactly what happened…

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