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Articles 1999-2012 coming soon…

1999 – How pictures inflamed the abortion row (ACT informed consent booklet)

1999 – Impractical ethics of the heart (Peter Singer: his mother with Alzheimer’s)

1999 – Abortion celebration should be killed at birth (Coolum late-term abortion conference)

1997 – Why we cannot be trusted (Senate vote on euthanasia)

1996 – Time for Action on Baby Killers (Mundingburra by-election)

Quadrant Magazine archive

2011 – Cloning: the Blighted science

1997 – Euthanasia’s ‘Unproductive burdens’ (Senate vote on euthanasia)

1995 – On the Sanctity of Human Life (Peter Singer, Dr Grundmann, Queensland politics on late-term abortion)

Miscellaneous articles

Medical Journal of Australia: Obituary for my father MJA 2006; 184 (2):80

Medical Journal of Australia: “RU486 and limits to abortion” MJA 2006; 184 (3):139

Online Opinion archive

Marriage on the skids
Law & Liberties – 5/06/2012 – 8 comments
A dad does matter to a child, whether gay couples like it or not
Society – 31/08/2011 – 55 comments
‘Unproductive burdens’ still have a right to live
Law & Liberties – 1/04/2011 – 12 comments
Gay marriage – it’s all about the child
Law & Liberties – 24/11/2010 – 73 comments
‘The silent innocence of the unborn’ – on trial
Law & Liberties – 15/10/2010 – 96 comments
Surrogacy: who needs a mother, anyway?
Law & Liberties – 12/02/2010 – 16 comments
Breaking the truce on abortion
Law & Liberties – 12/09/2008 – 77 comments
Obituary for the first human clone
Science & Technology – 8/02/2008 – 17 comments
New science leaves cloning as dead as Dolly
Science & Technology – 2/07/2007 – 9 comments
Embryo cloning claptrap – is there no limit to public gullibility?
Science & Technology – 1/05/2007 – 8 comments
The slippery slope to reproductive cloning
Science & Technology – 8/11/2006 – 167 comments
Charlatans of science
Science & Technology – 23/08/2006 – 8 comments
To clone or not to clone
Science & Technology – 16/01/2006 – 46 comments
Political will or safer pill?
Health – 9/12/2005 – 6 comments
Abortion Distortions
Society – 15/11/2004 – 1 comment
Homosexuality is not biologically determined – latest research
Health – 8/06/2004 – 9 comments
There are parallels between Tolkien’s myth and the ‘true myth’ of Christ
Religion & Spirituality – 14/04/2004

News Weekly Archive

5 – 03 Dec 2005 – ABORTION PILL: Part of the disease, not part of the cure, Dr David van Gend
The abortion pill RU-486 may be more traumatic for women than surgical abortion under anaesthetic warns medical practitioner Dr David van Gend.

18 – 14 Aug 2004 – DOCUMENTARY: ‘My Foetus’ prompts abortion re-think, Dr David van Gend
Dr David van Gend is a Toowoomba GP and Queensland secretary for the World Federation of Doctors Who Respect Human Life.

21 – 05 Jun 2004 – OPINION: Shuffling deck chairs on the gay ‘Titanic’, Dr David van Gend
Recent findings that gays can go straight radically alters the debate on gay marriage says David van Gend.

24 – 22 Mar 2003 – MEDICINE: Leading specialists reject destructive embryo research, Dr David van Gend
Dr David van Gend is spokesman for DO NO HARM an association promoting stem cell research but opposing human embryo destruction.

26 – 13 Jul 2002 – BIOETHICS: Tell the truth about adult stem cells, Dr David van Gend

27 – 15 Jun 2002 – EUTHANASIA: Nancy Crick – what is the real story?, Dr David van GendDr David van Gend is Queensland spokesman for TRUST a national alliance of doctors and lawyers opposing euthanasia and promoting palliative care.

28 – 15 Dec 2001 – BIOETHICS: There is no scientific need to clone embryos, Dr David van Gend
David van Gend explains why developments in the United States will actually be bad for medicine.

29 – 21 Oct 2000 – Bioethics: RU 486 – part of the disease, not part of the cure, David van Gend
Dr David van Gend of the World Federation of Doctors who Respect Human Life outlines why.

30 – 6 May 2000 – LIFE ISSUES: Anzac, Easter, and Baby J, Dr David van Gend
Dr David van Gend is Queensland Branch Secretary of the World Federation of Doctors Who Respect Human Life.

Human Life Review Archive (New York)

Nancy Crick’s death not in vain
APPENDIX G Nancy Crick was not dying. She was not terminally ill, she did not have cancer, she was almost twice the body weight stated on her web site … Human Life Review, 7/1/02

Keep stem cells adult-only
The stem cell debate needs to get over its fixation with embryonic cells, which remain both useless and dangerous, and focus on the dramatic but safe achievements using these precious stem cells from… Human Life Review, 1/1/02

The first clone: Nobody’s child
The first of a race of laboratory human beings has been created, the first absolute orphan. The cloned embryo, unlike its IVF cousin, has no mother or … Human Life Review, 10/1/01

RU-486: Poisoning the springs
There is a line to be defended in human relations, the inviolable line between one human existence and another. The threat of RU-486 reminds us that this line is routinely violated, and at its most… Human Life Review, 4/1/01

Herod 2000
[The following appeared in slightly different form in News Weekly the week of October 18. In response to the International Society of Abortion Doctors … Human Life Review, 10/1/99

Putting feelings aside: The predicament of Peter Singer
The recommendation to “put feelings aside” in the killing of unwanted infants or senile old people recurs in the writings of Professor Peter Singer, the … Human Life Review, 10/1/99

The hollow men
Human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons. Hence their lives would seem to be no more … Human Life Review, 10/1/98

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