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"
By Wesley J. Smith The Netherlands and Belgium already permit people diagnosed with dementia to sign an advance directive ordering themselves killed when they become incapacitated. This has even resulted in one case in which such a patient was euthanized despite resisting — and the government responded by changing the law to enable death-doctors to …Continue reading "Canadian Bill to Allow Euthanasia of Dementia Patients"
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 by …Continue reading "Now, an Embryo Is Mere ‘Pregnancy Tissue’"
By Wesley Smith A Canadian woman with a serious neuromuscular condition has been unable to obtain an appointment to see a neurosurgeon for four years. From the CTV story: Ashcraft has something called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or EDS, a group of inherited disorders that affect connective tissue. “It’s bulldozed my life,” she said, adding that it …Continue reading "Disabled Canadian Woman Requests Euthanasia As She Waits For Surgery "
By Wesley J. Smith I have often argued that, as a matter of logic and intuition, the widespread legalization of assisted suicide will increase both the rate of assisted suicides and the rate of unassisted suicides. After all, many people conflate what is “legal” with what is “right.” Once a state gives its imprimatur to …Continue reading "Suicide Contagion"
By Wesley J. Smith Remember when we were told that assisted suicide would only be engaged in as part of an intimate and long-term physician/patient relationship? Of course, the laws never required that. And now, Vermont has legalized assisted suicide by Zoom or Skype. The new law also eliminates the previous requirement that the doctor …Continue reading "Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide by Zoom"
By Wesley J. Smith And another “strict guideline to prevent abuse” bites the proverbial dust. Oregon has just eradicated the requirement — always weak, as Brittany Maynard proved by just moving there — that a patient accessing assisted suicide be a resident of the state. From the AP story: Oregon will no longer require people to be …Continue reading "Suicide: Oregon Becomes America’s Switzerland"
By Wesley J. Smith China has been reliably and repeatedly accused of killing Falun Gong and other political prisoners for their organs. Now, a paper just published in the American Journal of Transplantation — one of the world’s most respected medical journals — lays out a convincing case that Chinese doctors are not only harvesting from executed prisoners, …Continue reading "Study: Chinese Doctors Executed Prisoners by Organ Removal "
By Wesley J. Smith A little while ago I highlighted a shocking Maryland bill that would essentially decriminalize neglecting an infant to death in the “perinatal” period — i.e., through the first 28 days after birth — by preventing investigations and prosecution of such deaths that resulted from “a failure to act.” I was interviewed on several talk-radio …Continue reading "New California bill’s wording appears to allow infanticide by neglect"
By Wesley J. Smith It’s often said that no right is absolute. But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), that maxim doesn’t apply to abortion. Its newly published “Abortion Care Guideline” is the most radically pro-abortion official document ever published (pdf). Indeed, in recommending abortion public policies for all the world’s nations to adopt, …Continue reading "WHO Demands Abortion at Any Time for Any Reason Throughout the World"
By Wesley J. Smith There can no longer be any doubt: The international public-health establishment has gone absolutist on allowing abortion at any time, for any reason, without restrictions of any kind. Specifically, the WHO has issued new guidelines that demand countries legalize abortion without any gestational time limit. From the Daily Mail story: New …Continue reading "WHO Demands Allowing Abortion through Ninth Month "