Category Archives: Law

UK: Infant and child circumcision could violate Human Rights Act

The Telegraph reports that a lecturer in ethics at Glasgow University has published a paper in the journal Clinical Ethics, arguing that it is unethical to circumcise boys for no medical reason. Dr. David Shaw writes that a doctor who performs … Continue reading

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Obama to retain gay global AIDS chief, reports Washington Blade

Dr. Mark Dybul will retain his position as Global AIDS Coordinator under the Obama administration. To quote the Blade, “The Global AIDS Coordinator is in charge of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, a multi-billion dollar program … Continue reading

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CDC director Gerberding resigns, AP reports

Dr. Julie Gerberding tendered her resignation Friday at the request of the incoming Barack Obama administration. Dr. Gerberding has overseen a creeping influence of pro circumcision advocates and has suffered other criticism during her tenure under the Bush administration, including, … Continue reading

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NOTEBOOK: On predicting the future and being wrong …

The gains of debt relief accumulated over the last decade are fast being wiped out, and annual debt savings today are grossly overshadowed by the unprecedented drain on [African nations’] budgets due to record oil prices. – Africa Energy Crisis Worsens, … Continue reading

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NOTEBOOK: The Military Industrial Complex School of Development

In the waning days of the cold war when the Berlin Wall was about to fall and the “velvet revolutions” of eastern Europe were confounding Western predictions of a continued multi-generational standoff between the communist block and the Western world, defense contractors … Continue reading

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