“Catch The [Dead Aborted] Baby’s Head” Order Illustrates Need For Conscience Law

By Wesley J. Smith Fifty years ago, the Hippocratic Oath’s proscriptions on medicalized killing were generally accepted within the medical professions and society generally.  Today, practioners of what used to be called the “healing arts” sometimes take part in killing (ending life) in performing their professional services–as in assisted suicide, abortion, and if they ever …

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Some “Conscience” Laws Authorize Involuntary Euthanasia

By Burke J. Balch, J.D. Pro-life people are conditioned to think positively of “conscience” laws because we want to protect health care personnel from being forced to participate in abortion or to assist suicides. Indeed, laws that are narrowly drawn to cover such cases, or that have language adequately protecting against denial of lifesaving medical …

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