The ‘Pregnancy Tissue’ Deflection

By Wesley J. Smith The last thing that abortion-rights activists want is an accurate description of what a pregnancy termination destroys. According to embryology textbooks — that’s science — the terminated life is a nascent human being. It used to be that the medical terms for gestating babies such as “embryo” (first eight full weeks of development) or “fetus” (ninth …

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“Baby Farms” are Already Here as Scientists Move Towards Creating Babies in Artificial Wombs

By Wesley J. Smith Will artificial wombs replace natural gestation? Until very recently, that notion was a far-fetched conjuring out of futuristic novels such as “Brave New World.” But research that could make this dystopian prospect a reality is fast advancing. Scientists have already gestated premature lambs in artificial wombs and brought mouse fetuses halfway through …

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Legalizing Assisted Suicide Increases Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Whether legalising EAS [Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide] encourages suicide or helps prevent suicide is an empirical question. We need to look at the evidence. There have been several studies published on this topic in peer review journals in recent years. These studies have found that, after EAS is introduced: No study has found a …

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Court Finds No Constitutional Right to Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts

By Wesley J. Smith The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled 4–2 that the state constitution does not compel allowing physician-assisted suicide. From Kligler v Attorney General:  Although we recognize the paramount importance and profound significance of all end-of-life decisions, after careful consideration, we conclude that the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights does not reach so far as to …

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Washington Post Boosts Suicide by Self-Starvation

By Wesley J. Smith   We aren’t an anti-suicide culture anymore. Oh, sure. We bemoan those of veterans and teenagers — still — but the elderly, ill, and disabled? Not so much. The assisted-suicide movement boosts suicide in many forms. One of the most insidious is known in euthanasia parlance as VSED, which stands for “voluntary stop …

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Legalizing Assisted Suicide Increases Suicide 

By Wesley J. Smith Another study — actually, a study of other studies — has concluded that legalizing euthanasia and/or assisted suicide leads to more suicide. From “Does Legalising Assisted Suicide Make Things Better Or Worse?” published by the Anscombe Bioethics Center: Whether legalising EAS [Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide] encourages suicide or helps prevent suicide …

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Canadian Doctors Urged to Suggest Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith What would it feel like if your doctor suggested euthanasia as a “treatment” for your medical problems? It would enervate hope, to say the least, and suggest that the doctor does not think your life worth living. Well, this kind of seed-planting is exactly the approach that Canadian M.D.s are being …

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Pro-Abortion MDs Want Media to Cancel Pro-Life Voices

By Wesley J. Smith The media already mostly ignores anti-assisted-suicide voices in its biased reporting on that issue. Now, Physicians for Reproductive Health — an organization of pro-abortion medical and non-medical activists — is pushing the media to ban all pro-life voices from its reporting on abortion. From the organization’s open letter to the media, “Stop Giving Airtime …

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