By Peter Stockland Editor’s note. This article was published by Convivium. You might think the middle of a global pandemic is less than an ideal time to disrupt the operations of a hospice where palliative care patients receive comfort as they approach death. If so, you would not share the apparent thinking of the B.C. [British …Continue reading "MAiD Muscles into the Delta Hospice"
Shuttered for Refusing Euthanasia By Wesley J. Smith I have written here before about Delta Hospice in British Columbia, which has been under unremitting pressure by the government of the province — including a funding cutoff — only because it refuses to participate in euthanasia. It is now being forced to lay off clinical workers …Continue reading "Canadian Hospice faces eviction"
Editor’s note. This statement was issued by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of the Delta Hospice Society expresses its dismay at the November 13th B.C. Appeal Court ruling that denied the Society’s ability to protect itself from a hostile takeover via a mass membership drive. This ruling now puts our membership and …Continue reading "Delta Hospice Society Will Fight On in Face of a Disappointing ruling from British Columbia Appeal Court"
By Wesley J. Smith Mom died of Alzheimer’s disease in my home after receiving months of excellent and truly compassionate hospice care that alleviated her physical, mental, and existential symptoms significantly. Mom even had a slight smile on her face at the end. Dad died naturally of cancer in a Veterans Hospital hospice after receiving …Continue reading "Dying Naturally with Loving Care True “Death with Dignity”"
By Dave Andrusko When you read or hear about parents being told their unborn child has a life-threatening chromosomal disorder, your heart goes out to them. Kylie Gunn’s sad, sad story of aborting her child at 24 weeks is both specific in some areas and vague enough in others to make you grapple with why …Continue reading "“My body did not want to let him go”: A far better solution to a “non-viable pregnancy” than aborting a baby at 24 weeks"
By Tracy Winsor Editor’s note. This is Part Two of a series on Perinatal Hospice which appears on the webpage of the Georgia Life Alliance, NRLC’s State Affiliate. Part One was reposted previously here. Sometimes the happy occasion of a prenatal ultrasound suddenly isn’t. South Carolina expectant parents, Keith and Katherine Brown, learned that their …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice: When an Ultrasound Leads to Heartache instead of Happiness"
Perinatal Hospice Series Introduction By Kristina Twitty Editor’s note. This appeared today on the webpage of the Georgia Life Alliance, NRLC’s state affiliate. Sunday’s Washington Post article on this subject has brought more attention to the care available for women facing the unknown of a medical diagnosis for their unborn baby. The public comments on …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice – Caring for a frail child in utero and those who love them"
By Dave Andrusko We were very glad to be able to post yesterday about a story that actually treated perinatal hospice with (relative) fairness. Based as it was on a news story that appeared in last Sunday’s Washington Post, it was doubly satisfying. Perinatal hospice is a deeply humane movement that is spreading. As the …Continue reading "Unexpected (and pleasant) fallout from a story on perinatal hospice"
By Dave Andrusko What are the odds that a large “mainstream” newspaper would ever carry a story even marginally sympathetic to the growing perinatal hospice movement? If you would have asked me prior to yesterday, I would have said, “zero.” And then I read, “Perinatal hospice care prepares parents for the end, at life’s beginning,” …Continue reading "Perinatal hospice offers alternative to abortion in cases of babies unlikely to live long after birth"
By Mathew Wagner, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. This post is definitely the most personal…and probably the most painful…I will write. One of the reasons I am so ardently pro-life is because of my experience with our second child. Early in the pregnancy, there were complications…bleeding etc. but nothing prepared us for the news when …Continue reading "Support When it’s Needed Most"
By Dave Andrusko As I have written before, my extended family has faced just about every difficult situation you could imagine yet to the best of my knowledge has always rejected the “option” of abortion. I mention that only because when I write about “Abortion wasn’t part of my birth plan” that I believe I …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice: a better response for all concerned to a tragic diagnosis"
Editor’s note. This guest blog appeared at Life Institute. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the International Perinatal and Hospice Care Conference held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. Going into the conference, I was prepared to hear typical medical conference fare – long and technical presentations albeit about an …Continue reading "First perinatal care conference hears of revolutionary new treatments and perinatal hospice care"