September 26, 2022

Bioethics on the campaign trail

The Hastings Center, a leading bioethics think tank in New York, has created a table comparing the positions of Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney on a range of hot-button bioethics issues.

The Hastings Center, a leading bioethics think tank in New York, has created a table comparing the positions of Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney on a range of hot-button bioethics issues. These range from the future of Medicare to abortion to pandemics.

Rather than sourcing sound bites from whistle-stop speeches, Bioethics 2012 compares official statements from the candidates’ campaign websites and the platforms of the two parties. As expected, their positions diverge most strongly on healthcare and on reproductive health issues.

This is extremely useful information. Thanks!

Michael Cook
Creative commons
2012 US election