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.
Given the current epidemic of scientific fraud and misconduct, it is long past time to recall the international principles of the Nuremberg Code. False scientific data and misconduct lead to false medical data, which leads to false clinical trial data, which leads to fake drugs and related products for consumers. A concurrent epidemic of physical and psychological harm, diseases, and even death has resulted. Criminal liability for such fraud and misconduct should also be considered.
Date posted: 2016-11-15
If Islamic human embryology as found in the Qur'an is empirically accurate and true, then abortion up to 9 weeks post-fertilization (or even beyond), IVF, artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) which include IVF but also many genetic engineering and cloning techniques, human embryo research, human embryonic genetic engineering, human embryonic stem cell research, legal and illegal surrogacy, human trafficking, etc., are all ethical.
Date posted: 2016-07-30
Under ordinary circumstances, most people would consider this "Glossary" on Planned Parenthood's website as not just mis-informative, but grossly scientifically erroneous and pornographic as well -- and the U.S. Government is paying for it?! How many curious girls, women, men, educators and professionals are thus "educated" simply by trying to check out some "relevant" definition?
Date posted: 2016-06-28
Like it or not, know it or not, Transhumanism is now global -- and at least your children and grandchildren are being flooded with it. So what's to worry about? A whole lot! It is essentially Gnosticism all dressed up in a new "name".
Date posted: 2016-05-21
Given that the March For Life has achieved some great successes over the years to protect human life, it has done so only for some human life (those embryos and fetuses sexually reproduced/fertilization) -- not all human life (including those a-sexually reproduced through cloning, genetic engineering, etc.). And given the current hype surrounding human genetic engineering and "gene editing", the March For Life might need to worry that these a-sexually reproduced human embryos will likely be implanted into women for experimental purposes as well as for supposed "infertility" purposes.
Date posted: 2016-01-12