bioethics

Animal Testing

Under the Animal Welfare Act, research using animals is legal as long as it has a legitimate scientific purpose. Researchers are asked to consider non-animal alternatives, to avoid duplication, and to administer pain relief that does not interfere with...

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

A federal statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1531, that bans partial-birth abortion, also referred to as intact dilation and extraction, to terminate a pregnancy. In passing the statute, Congress found that “[a] moral, medical, and ethical...