Experimenters Pay Mexican Women to Get Pregnant and Abort

By Wesley J. Smith Women in Mexico were paid $1400 to be hyperstimulated so their ovaries released bountiful eggs instead of one during their cycle. They then underwent artificial insemination, resulting in early pregnancy with multiple embryos, which were then flushed out of their bodies for study. From the NPR story: Researchers have conducted a …

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Euthanasia Pushed As ‘Boon’ to Organ Donation

By Wesley J. Smith My very first anti-euthanasia column, published in Newsweek, warned that societal acceptance of assisted suicide/euthanasia would eventually include organ harvesting “as a plum to society.” I was called an alarmist and a fear-monger, but alas, I was right. In Belgium and the Netherlands, mentally ill and disabled people are killed in …

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NY Time Pushes Assisted Suicide for Baby Boomers

By Wesley J. Smith We can always count on the New York Times to promote destructive public policies and social agendas. In the latest example, the “paper of record” published a piece that pushes assisted suicide as a solution to the significant challenges we will face from Baby Boomers getting old. First, Susan Jacoby recounts …

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The Economist Swoons over Death Doctor & His Suicide Machine

By Wesley J. Smith The mainstream media mostly went head over heels over Jack Kevorkian’s ghoulish assisted suicide campaign, rarely mentioning that his ultimate goal was to gain the right to conduct human vivisection on people being euthanized. The Australian Kevorkian — Philip Nitschke — hasn’t advocated that. But he has traveled the world teaching …

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Euthanasia Zealots Push Starvation as ‘Death with Dignity’

By Wesley J. Smith It’s getting very dark in euthanasia-land. Not content with legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill in six states plus the District of Columbia — with Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Colombia allowing lethal jab euthanasia — and unsatiated with Switzerland’s suicide clinics to which people from around the world …

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Western Australia Legalizes Lethal Injection Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith The euthanasia darkness seeps into Western Australia. From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation story: Under the scheme, to be eligible a person would have to be terminally ill with a condition that is causing intolerable suffering and is likely to cause death within six months, or 12 months for a neurodegenerative condition. …

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Bioethicist Wants to Morally Cleanse Medical Schools

By Wesley J. Smith Entry into medical and associated professional schools may soon depend on possessing the proper moral views as well as good grades. Say you’re a brilliant student who dreams of becoming an oncologist and saving thousands of lives from cancer. In the not too distant future, if some bioethicists have their way, …

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Dark Anniversary: The State of Assisted Suicide 25 Years after Oregon’s Measure 16

By Wesley J. Smith Proponents of assisted suicide are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Measure 16, the Oregon referendum that, for the first time in the modern era, formally legalized doctor-prescribed death. To open the door to more suicide in a culture that is now roiled by an acute suicide crisis — about 45,000 Americans …

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Ohio Suicide Crisis as State Nurses Support Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Talk about missing the forest for the trees! The Ohio Nurses Association [ONA], a union with 11,000 members, has endorsed legalizing assisted suicide. From the Cincinnati Enquirer story: ONA President Deborah Arms said the proposal recommends “educating the public about medical aid in dying, supporting legislation to protect the rights of …

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Keep Bioethics out of Elementary and High Schools

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at National Review Online. Bioethicist Jacob M. Appel wants the bioethics movement to educate your children about the policy and personal conundrums that involve medical care and health public policy. He claims that “most of us give little thought” to issues …

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