An Open Letter to President Barack Obama, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Attorney General Eric Holder and Leaders of Congress

Ruth Macklin

Professor of Bioethics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ruth Macklin studied Philosophy at Cornell University then received Ph.D. in Philosophy from Case Western Reserve University. She is Professor of Bioethics at Albert Einstein College of Medicineof Yeshiva University in New York. She has more than 130 scholarly publications and books on AIDS, human reproduction, the ethics of human subjects in research, health policy, etc. She is also adviser to the World Health Organization, chairperson of UNAIDS Ethical Review Committee, an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, co-chair of the National Advisory Board on Ethics in Reproduction, is a member of the American Association of Bioethics, and is a Vice-President of the International Association of Bioethics. Macklin is a fellow of the Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institution