By Wesley J. Smith The culture of death brooks no dissent. In Canada, doctors have been ordered to bend the knee. Here’s the story: The Canadian Charter (Constitution) guarantees “freedom of conscience and religion”— a stronger and more explicit protection of religious liberty than our First Amendment. After the Supreme Court created a right to …Continue reading "Canada Court: Doctors Must Euthanize, Abort, or Refer"
By Wesley J. Smith The New York Times has published an opinion column by cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar that decries the Trump administration’s increased enforcement of medical conscience. But he actually promotes a one-way conscience right that favors protecting the predominate ideological views of the medical intelligentsia, while forcing dissenters to sacrifice their own religious and …Continue reading "Medical Conscience for Me, but Not for Thee"
By Wesley J. Smith The Left once honored conscientious objection, such as the civil-rights movement’s campaign of peaceful civil disobedience (who didn’t?) and men refusing to be drafted during Vietnam. But when conscientious objectors refuse to obey policies with which the Left agrees, the screaming, howling, and name calling could shatter eardrums. Case in point: …Continue reading "Trump Strengthens Medical Conscience, San Francisco Sues"
By Wesley J. Smith Canadian doctors committed thousands of homicides in 2018. According to an interim report published by the government, in the first ten months of last year, doctors lethally injected 2, 613 patients (with one assisted suicide) — and that doesn’t include the homicides committed by doctors in Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and …Continue reading "Canada Medical Doctors Kill Thousands in 2018"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from Wesley’s testimony before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services in favor of legislation to change the state’s 10-Day Rule, which allows hospitals to remove a patient’s life support against their or their family’s will. You can watch the beginning of his …Continue reading "Texas rule allows hospitals to withdraw treatment that keeps the patient alive when the doctor/bioethics committee thinks the patient should die"
By Wesley J. Smith It is an unfortunate feature of the contemporary age that many look at suicide as a human right to be enabled (in some cases, for now) rather than a tragedy to be prevented whenever possible. Now, in Germany, that question is about to be decided by the country’s highest court. From …Continue reading "German High Court to Rule on Right to Suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Not content with assisted suicide, the euthanasia movement wants people with dementia to be able to force caregivers to starve them to death when they become severely impacted — even when they willingly eat. An assisted-suicide advocacy group in New York previously created an advance directive containing such instructions. And now …Continue reading "‘Starve Me’ Advance Directives Would Be Immoral"
By Wesley J. Smith The American Nursing Association has stalwartly supported suicide prevention throughout its history. In 2015, an article in the Association’s Online Journal of Issues in Nursing recognized nurses’ vital role in suicide prevention. From “Suicide Assessment and Nursing” (my emphasis): RNs are in a prime position to detect and prevent suicidal behaviors …Continue reading "Will Nurses Only Prevent Some Suicides?"
By Wesley J. Smith It is a sad fact of contemporary political life in the USA that the Democratic party pushes killing as an acceptable answer to human problems, e.g., the Culture of Death. Consider this very partial list: The New Jersey Legislature, Democratic controlled, just passed legislation legalizing assisted suicide. The Democratic governor promises …Continue reading "A Vote for Democrats Is a Vote for the Culture of Death"
By Wesley J. Smith Assisted-suicide advocates sell their hemlock by promising “strict guidelines” to protect against abuse. The thing is, the guidelines are never really “strict,” and they don’t offer much protection. Convincing people of that can be daunting because it takes a lot of explaining. But something just happened in Maryland that illustrates the …Continue reading "Assisted-Suicide Advocates Oppose Real Protections"
By Wesley J. Smith A Canadian man with diabetes named Dan Laramie, whose illness had advanced to the point he would need amputations, decided to be lethally injected instead. He was killed by his doctor to cheers and applause from family and friends at his euthanasia party — at which photos were taken to commemorate …Continue reading "Euthanasia Party in Canada!"
By Wesley J. Smith During the Great Embryonic Stem Cell Debate, circa 2001-2008, I watched “the scientists” blatantly lie about the supposedly low potential for adult stem cells and the CURES! CURES! CURES that were just around the corner from embryonic stem cells. You remember: Children would soon be out of their wheelchairs and Uncle …Continue reading "Adult Stem Cells Now the ‘Gold Standard’"