Editors' Note: This essay is being published simultaneously in French in the Revue d'Éthique et de Théologie Morale.
THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON BIOETHICS—REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Article first published online: 18 MAY 2010
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Journal of Religious Ethics
Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 197–218, June 2010
How to Cite
Green, R. M. (2010), THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON BIOETHICS—REQUIESCAT IN PACE. Journal of Religious Ethics, 38: 197–218. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2010.00426.x
- Issue published online: 18 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 18 MAY 2010
- public bioethics commissions;
- President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)
In mid-June 2009, the Obama administration dissolved the President's Council on Bioethics (PCBE), a group established by President George W. Bush in August 2001 and whose nearly eight-year life was marked from beginning to end by controversy. While some will regret the PCBE's passing, others will regard the Council as a failed experiment in doing public bioethics.