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35 Some doctors have also become uncomfortable with the practice of mandated vaccines. In November 2000 the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) voted to pass a resolution calling for the end of mandatory childhood vaccines. “Our children face the possibility of death or serious longterm adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren’t necessary or that have very limited benefits,”36 said Jane M. Orient, AAPS director. Parents Refuse Mandatory Vaccinations As more people refuse vaccinations for their children, some public health officials have turned to the legal system to help enforce immunization policies.

We can look at you in the eye and finally say, on behalf of the American people: what the United States government did was shameful. 68 The Death of Jesse Gelsinger Research abuses exist in even more recent times. In the 1990s gene therapy offered hope to cure a range of genetic diseases. In its basic form, gene therapy attempted to replace defective genes with healthy ones to cure or prevent illnesses like cystic fibrosis and hemophilia. “We had got ourselves all hyped up,” said W. ”69 Biotech companies spent millions of dollars on research.

Now they could live for years with regular sessions on the dialysis machine. Quickly, Scribner’s small Seattle clinic faced an ethical dilemma. The number of patients who needed the lifesaving treatment far exceeded what the small clinic could provide. They decided to form a committee to choose which patients would receive dialysis. As they read patient files, they struggled to decide on fair selection criteria. Should preference be given to parents of young children? Would young patients fare better than older ones?

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