By Wesley J. Smith When assisted-suicide mongers promise strict guidelines to protect against abuse, rest assured, it’s nothing but a con. It won’t take long before these same advocates denigrate the very “protections” they promoted as “barriers” or “obstacles” to a good death. Assisted-suicide-movement camp followers in the media eagerly promote the new message without a mention that …Continue reading "Assisted-Suicide Mendacity: Today’s ‘Strict Protections’ Become Tomorrow’s Unjust ‘Barriers’"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at National Review Online Medicine isn’t just about wellness and curing illness anymore. It is also a central resource facilitating lifestyle enablement and the fulfillment of subjective personal desires. Cosmetic surgery — as distinguished from restorative procedures — is an obvious example. At …Continue reading "‘Anything Goes’ Reproduction Gathers Steam "
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia is showing its fangs in places such as Canada and Spain. First, in Spain, a criminal who shot four people and was, in turn, shot in the spine by police and paralyzed, was granted death by euthanasia. From the EuroNews story: Since December, he has been bedridden at the Terrassa …Continue reading "Two Tales from the Euthanasia Dystopia "
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, …Continue reading "Pro-Abortion MDs Want Media to Cancel Pro-Life Voices "
By Wesley J. Smith Canada has gone all in for euthanasia, and it is going to get worse now that the “strict guidelines to protect against abuse” — in the movement’s parlance — have expanded to people with chronic and disabling conditions, and will soon expand to those with dementia and mental illnesses. The statistics …Continue reading "10,000+ Canadian Euthanasia Killings in 2021 "
By Wesley J. Smith Children are being indoctrinated into everything that subverts traditional values these days, and in Canada that includes bringing children along when a loved one is being euthanized — which goes by the euphemism MAID for medical assistance in dying. Children are introduced into the medical killing fields by Canadian Virtual Hospice with its Medical …Continue reading "New Canadian children’s book tries to convince kids that euthanasia is acceptable"
By Wesley J. Smith The California legislature has placed a proposal on the November ballot that would elevate and expand the existing legality of abortion to a state constitutional right. Of course, abortion is already legal in California, as the resolution makes clear. From SCA 10: Existing law, the Reproductive Privacy Act, declares that every …Continue reading "California’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Guarantee Right to Abortion through Ninth Month"
By Wesley J. Smith A seriously disabled man was allowed by an Italian court to commit assisted suicide. From the New York Times story: For more than a year, media reports kept Italians up to date on the travails of a 44-year-old man known only as “Mario” as he sought to end his life through physician-assisted suicide. Paralyzed 12 …Continue reading "Disabled Man Commits Italy’s First Legal Assisted Suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Bioethicists are looking for ways to eliminate people diagnosed with dementia when they become incapacitated. Belgium and the Netherlands permit advance orders to be euthanized. Another proposal gaining traction in bioethics would force caregivers to starve patients to death. And here’s a new idea: Writing in the Hastings Center Report — the world’s most prominent bioethics journal …Continue reading "Propose Time-Delayed Suicide Implant for Dementia Patients"
By Wesley J. Smith Back in the ’90s, the assisted-suicide movement tried to convince the Supreme Court to impose a Roe v. Wade–style decision for their cause that would circumvent the democratic process by imposing doctor-hastened death as a constitutional right. (Full disclosure: I wrote and filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court against that effort as …Continue reading "How Assisted Suicide Euthanized Roe v. Wade"
By Wesley J. Smith Abortion politics has corrupted medical science. The establishment is so obsessed with promoting abortion that it is apparently willing to subvert scientifically accurate descriptions in the discussion. For example, get this. Rather than call an embryo an embryo — which is a medical term — an article in JAMA Insights (published …Continue reading "Now, an Embryo Is Mere ‘Pregnancy Tissue’?"
By Wesley J. Smith A seriously disabled man was allowed by an Italian court to commit assisted suicide. From the New York Times story: For more than a year, media reports kept Italians up to date on the travails of a 44-year-old man known only as “Mario” as he sought to end his life through …Continue reading "Man Commits Italy’s First Legal Assisted Suicide"