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God's Law and Medical Ethics

It is quite apparent to the astute observer that American society is in a state of great flux with regards to its ethical practices. Certain practices that many Americans would have considered immoral thirty or forty years ago are seen by many today as acceptable behavior.

For example, there has been a revolution in American perspectives concerning sexual behavior. Divorce is a growing problem in our society. Nationwide, one out of every three marriages end in divorce. Years ago it was a social stigma to have a divorce. This is not to say that marriages were necessarily any happier than today; it simply means that people saw divorce as a failure and a disgrace and tried to avoid it. Today, this stigma is no longer present and couples are quick to terminate their marriages.