Shaming away obesity

By Frank Wessling

Daniel Callahan is one of our most valuable thinkers in the field of bioethics. He helped establish the Hastings Institute in New York as a center for careful study of developments in medicine and related sciences. His background in the Catholic intellectual tradition provided a base for judging how those developments fit into or threaten the good of human life.
Now more or less retired, and at an age when it becomes easier to say awkward things, Callahan has generated some fury by suggesting a new approach to America’s obesity epidemic: fat-shaming.

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