Category Archives: Health Care

“Do no harm” medicine is fast becoming extinct

By Wesley J. Smith The Hippocratic Oath is dead. “Do no harm” medicine is fast becoming extinct. Contemporary health care is increasingly under the sway of a utilitarian bioethics that makes the elimination of suffering the prime

Myth meets Reality: End-of-Life Care Is Only 9 Percent of Health-Care Costs

By Wesley J. Smith There is a widely believed myth that the elderly and dying take up a huge amount of the overall health-care budget, and that, by empowering “death panels,” imposing rationing or “futile care” forced

Political efforts of Texas “medical” lobby protects profits over patients

By Texas Right to Life The Texas Medical Association (TMA) PAC and the Texas Hospital Association (THA) PAC are political arms of the leaders of the Texas medical lobby, who are marred by prioritizing policies that protect

Vatican-backed hospital proposes charter of rights for incurable children

By Michael Cook The cases of Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard rang bells around the world, not just in England. From Italy comes a proposal (PDF in Italian), a Charter of Rights for Incurable Children, which will

Parents refuse to abort ‘miracle’ child, now he’s a healthy six-year-old

By Fr. Mark Hodges TORONTO, CANADA– Medical experts insisted abortion was the only option for horribly deformed Kaito Kryvenchuk. A 17-week ultrasound revealed he had a massive tumor larger than his head, attached to his neck and

“Behold, I make all things new”: abortion clinic now a life-affirming general-purpose health clinic for the medically uninsured

By Dave Andrusko I’ve read other stories by the Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer but to be honest I don’t recall anything particularly pro or con about Zauzmer who is a religion reporter for the Post. The first

Thanks to pro-lifers, closed abortion facility becomes free medical clinic

By Cassy Fiano Two years ago, Amethyst Women’s Center in Virginia closed after being open for over 20 years. Why it closed is not clear, but what is known is that the abortion facility had racked up

World Medical Association updates Hippocratic Oath

Is the value of human life slowly being eroded? By Michael Cook A modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath has been approved by the World Medical Association. This is the first revision in a decade and reflects

Judge Right to Order Feeding of Anorexic Woman

By Wesley J. Smith The primary purpose of society is to protect the lives of its citizens–even when they might not want their lives protected. That is why suicidal people can be involuntarily hospitalized for treatment–except for

When doctors gave up on Beatrice, her husband fought for her: “He saved my life”

By Texas Right to Life Pro-Life Texans have long known the danger of giving hospital administrators power over life and death decisions. Under the anti-Life Texas 10-Day-Law, countless vulnerable Texans have been denied life-sustaining treatment against their

Vote Possible Next Week on Pro-Life Graham-Cassidy-Heller Health Care Bill

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, Federal Legislation According to a spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this afternoon, “It is the leader’s intention to consider Graham-Cassidy-Heller on the floor next week.” Time is running short as

Defying prognosis, Canadian man wakes from coma and returns home

Doctors did not expect him to survive car crash at 124 MPH By Dave Andrusko When a friend who was driving the car Don Brunelle was a passenger in plowed his brand new Corvette into a cement