Obama quickly dissoved the bioethics council that might have actually analyzed and critiqued the policy. He prefers a rubber-stamp approach to that of his predecessor.

Last month, President Barack Obama quietly disbanded the
President’s Council on Bioethics, a deliberative body whose changing
cast of erudite and ideologically diverse members had spent the past
eight years thinking through today’s toughest moral questions…

It’s ironic that a president often hailed as a sort of
philosopher-king regards the discussion of philosophical questions as a
waste of time for a bioethics commission. And it’s odd that a leader
who talks incessantly about the importance of listening to diverse
viewpoints found so little to like about a council that was one of the
few vehicles left in America for intelligent, civil public discourse
about weighty moral questions.

Oxymoronic, isn’t it?

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....