Dr. Irving's professional activities include teaching positions at Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, and The Dominican House of Studies. She represented the Catholic Medical Association of the United States, and the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, at the Scientific Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, October 28, 1999 and presented a paper on "The Dignity and Status of the Human Embryo". Dr. Irving is a former career-appointed bench research biochemist/biologist (NIH, NCI, Bethesda, MD), an M.A. and Ph.D. philosopher (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.), and Professor of the History of Philosophy, and of Medical Ethics.
See also: Dr. Irving's commentaries on this site.
Paradoxically, there is a continuing epidemic in efforts by researchers et al to render some human beings as "non-persons", while at the same time a current epidemic by transhumanists et al to render some non-human beings and machines as "persons". Either way, such linguistic deconstructions have deadly consequences for living innocent human beings (including adults) and their progeny.
Date posted: 2015-02-03