Reagan Alters Makeup of Ethics Panel
Culliton, Barbara J.
Science. 1982 Aug 20; 217(4561): 715-716.
Biographical sketches are provided for the Reagan appointees to the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Although the Reagan appointees tend to have strong Republican Party ties, their opinions diverge on bioethical issues such as abortion. The President's Commission, currently scheduled for termination at the end of 1982, is involved in writing reports on sustaining the lives of the terminally ill, genetic screening, informed consent, genetic engineering, and access to health care. (KIE abstract)