Pence's Essays in National Newspapers and Magazines

Pence's essays published in national newspapers and magazines can be found in the list below.

1.      "The Value of a Life," New York Times, December 4, 1974, 23.

2.      "Everyone's Entitled to Blame for Soaring Health Costs," Wall Street Journal, December 22, 1983, 24.

3.      "Prevention Is So Much Spinach," My Turn, Newsweek, August 26, 1985.

4.      "Medical Students Need Perspective, Hope," American Medical News, November 7, 1986, 54.

5.      “A New Parable about Life, Humane Medicine Magazine, November 1986,   134-135.

6.      "On the Road" (Guest Essay), Journal of the American Medical Association, 260:13, October 7, 1988.

7.      “Can They Pull the Plug on a Patient Who’s Not Able to Fight it?” Sunday Birmingham News, December 3, 1989.

8.      "As I Lay Dying," Sunday Birmingham News, November 9, 1991.

9.      “In Case of Terminal Illness: Call Your Lawyer,” Sunday Tuscaloosa News, November 15, 1991.

10.   "Ethics and AIDS, " Sunday Birmingham News January 4, 1992.

11.   "Brave New Babies," February, Sunday Birmingham News, 1992.

12.   "Brave New Genetics," Sunday Birmingham News, April 4,1992.

13.   "Two Decades of Bioethics," Sunday Birmingham News, November 12, 1992.

14.   "Who Gets Health Care? Make a List," The New York Times, June 14, 1993.

15.   "A Prescription for Health Care Reform?" Sunday Birmingham News, September 26, 1993.

16.   "Discovering Drugs and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," Sunday Birmingham News, February 18, 1996.

17.   "Dolly and Cloning," Sunday Birmingham News, March 17, 1997.

18.   “McCaughey Septuplets: God's Will or Human Choice?" Sunday Birmingham News, December 1, 1997.

19.   Reprinted in Bioethics: An Anthology, ed. Peter Singer and Helga Kuhse, Blackwell, 2005.

20.   "World's Authority on Ants Marching to Birmingham," (on E. O. Wilson's visit to UAB), Sunday Birmingham News March 1, 1998.

21.   "Happy 20th Birthday, Louise Brown," Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 25, 1998; Reprinted in Knight-Ridder newspapers nationwide.

22.   "Does Size Matter?" (On the city of Hoover’s vision of itself), Sunday Birmingham News August 30, 1998.

23.   "The Ethics of Cybermedicine," (with Jason Lott), Sunday Birmingham News July 3, 1999.

24.   “AIDS and Africa,” Sunday Birmingham News January 2, 2000.

25.   “Cloning Michael’s Embryos,” Sunday Birmingham News June 4, 2000.

26.   “A Hero for our Time: Norman Borlaug” (with Joyce Hsu) Sunday Birmingham News, July, 2000.

27.   “Don’t Criminalize Human Cloning,” Insight magazine, September, 2000.

28.   Myths about Human Cloning,” Sunday Birmingham News Nov. 25, 2000. 

29.   “West Wing and Norman Borlaug,” Sunday Birmingham News January 2001; Reprinted in Des Moines Register, 18 January 2001.

30.   Crafting a Careful Policy in Bioethics,” Chronicle of Higher Education, January 12, 2001. 

31.   “Cloning is Just Another Way to Start a Family,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 27, 2001.

32.   Medical Ethics is Whatever You Say It Is,” Newsletter on Medical Ethics of the American Philosophical Association, Fall, 2001.

33.   Future Shifts Reproduction to New Level,” Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2, 2001, Philadelphia, Pa. 

34.   “Putting ‘Science’ Back in Science Fiction: Cloning in Science Fiction,” Future Orbits Magazine, I: 2, January, 2002.

35.   “Is President’s New Bioethics Council: Dead on Arrival?” Birmingham Post-Herald, January 24, 2002; Reprinted in the Chicago Tribune, 25 January 2002.

36.   Why Greenpeace Should See Green on GM Food,” Sunday Birmingham News, February 24, 2002. 

37.   Organ Donors Risk Health” Los Angeles Times April 9, 2002, B1; Reprinted in the St. Paul Register, Miami Herald & St. Louis Dispatch. 

38.   “Food Activism: A Tree with Deep Philosophical Roots,” Philosopher’s Magazine, June, 2002.

39.   “Is Ban on Cloned Tissue Research Attack on Biotechnology?” Sunday Birmingham News, July 21, 2002.

40.   “Commission to Michael J. Fox: Wait 4 Years,” (with Pooja Aggarwal). Sunday Birmingham News, July 18, 2002

41.   “Good Family Doctors Deserve More Thanks” Sunday Birmingham News, January 3, 2003.

42.   Time to Pay for Organs?” Sunday Birmingham News, June 29, 2003. 

43.   “Too Bad U.S. Won’t Fund Embryo Studies,” Sunday Birmingham News, February 13, 2005, C1.

44.   After 15 Years, Is it Time to let Terri Schiavo Go?” Sunday Birmingham News, January 23, 2005. 

45.   “Medicine’s New Heroes Have Old Values” (with Emily Taylor), Sunday Birmingham News, August 7, 2005.

46.   “The Ethics of Disclosing Medical Mistakes,” Sunday Birmingham News, February 19, 2006, B1-5.

47.   “Controversy’s Children: Cloning Represents No Threat to People,” Orange County (CA) News, April 30, 2006.

48.   “Psychiatric Patients Deserve Access to Treatment,” Sunday Birmingham News, June 4, 2006.

49.   Let’s Think Outside the Box of Bad Clichés,” My Turn, Newsweek, August 6, 2007; Reprinted in Models for Writers, 11th edition (2013), Bedford/St. Martin’s Press (167,000 copies), as well as on many on-line sites. 

50.   “Newborn Genetic Testing,” Sunday Birmingham News, November 16, 2007.

51.   Free-Market Baby Making,” Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2008, A17; Reprinted in Miami Herald, The China Times, Akron Daily, and ten other national newspapers.

52.   “Is Alcoholism a Disease?” Sunday Birmingham News, October 24, 2008.

53.   “Does the World Owe You a Great Job?” Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2008; Reprinted in William & Mary Alumni Magazine.

54.   “Re-creating medicine: Need to Reform more than Health Insurance,” Sunday Birmingham News, July 19, 2009.

55.   End-of-Life Decisions are Heart-Wrenching: Killing My Father,” Sunday Birmingham News, November 15, 2009. 

56.   Should We Test for Genetic Diseases that Can’t be Cured?” Sunday Birmingham News, January 9, 2011; Reprinted in weekly news of American Journal of Bioethics News Digest; Replied to in Reason magazine by Ronald Bailey, “Bioethicists Can’t Handle the Truth,” February 1, 2011.

57.   Schizophrenia: Like Living With ‘Your Brain on Fire’,” Sunday Birmingham News, January 29, 2012. 

58.   You Can Teach Neuroethics in Prison,” Sunday Birmingham News, October 10, 2013.

59.   UAB’s Pittman’s Legacy is Rich, Memorable,” Sunday Birmingham News, January 19, 2014.

60.   Saving Alabama’s Bookstores,” Sunday Birmingham News, March 5, 2014.

61.   Oregon Provides Lessons for Rights of Terminal Patients,” Huntsville Times, August 14, 2014.