Lori Brannigan Kelly is a writer who lives in South Boston.

Battling Physician-prescribed Suicide in Massachusetts

  According to the Centers for Disease Control, more people in Massachusetts die annually from suicide than from motor vehicle accidents (National Vital Statistics Reports, April 24, 2008). In 2007, the state’s suicide rate (8.0 per 100,000 people) was almost three times...
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The Ethics of Fetal Implants

In September 1987, an operation took place at the La Raza Medical Center in Mexico City in which the tissue of a spontaneously-aborted fetus was transplanted into the brains of two patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The recipients, a fifty-year-old man and a...
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