Friday, May 05, 2006
Marin Gillis,Ph.D, who teaches ethics at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy continues her presentation at the IHEU-Appignani Bioethics Conference. She outlines how religious conservatives have sponsored "disinformation campaigns" regarding "Plan B" which prevents a fertilized egg from implanting. Pharmacists don't deal well with ambiguity. Their profession is based on being precisely accurate. Legislators in some states are changing the rational landscape by legally defining pregnancy as conception. Even when facts and definitions are on your side, Dr. Gillis argues, new findings in science can change the landscape of that ethical debate in the future.