By Wesley J. Smith It is a sad fact of contemporary political life in the USA that the Democratic party pushes killing as an acceptable answer to human problems, e.g., the Culture of Death. Consider this very partial list: The New Jersey Legislature, Democratic controlled, just passed legislation legalizing assisted suicide. The Democratic governor promises …Continue reading "A Vote for Democrats Is a Vote for the Culture of Death"
By Wesley J. Smith Thousands of medical ethicists and bioethicists, as they are called, professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on its way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as the unexceptionable. — Richard John Neuhaus If you want to see what is likely to go awry in …Continue reading "Promoters of the culture of death never rest on their laurels"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My wife and I are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where the 2017 National Right to Life Convention begins tomorrow morning. One of our featured speakers is bioethicist Wesley J. Smith. For those coming to NRL 2017 or who are wavering, here is a review I wrote about ‘The Culture of Death.” …Continue reading "Wesley J. Smith’s “The Culture of Death”: a second chance to read an invaluable resource"
By Nancy Valko I was honored to be asked to give a talk at the annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference On Life at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. on January 28, 2017, the day after the annual March for Life. To be honest, I believe that I received more from the conference and students than I …Continue reading "My Trip to Georgetown University: The Inspiration of a New Generation"
Coloradans will vote on an assisted suicide measure this November. Those who vote “Yes” are signing their own death warrants. By John Stonestreet In a recent article at National Review Online, George Weigel tells a chilling story about just how far the culture of death has advanced in some parts of the West. Three elderly …Continue reading "A Suicidal Ballot in Colorado"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months. This first ran May …Continue reading "“Culture of Death”: a mother lode of insight and wisdom"
A leading voice in American bioethics peers into the future in his new book Wesley J. Smith is one of America’s leading commentators on bioethical issues, especially assisted suicide and euthanasia. His columns are published in the National Review and he is the author of 14 books. MercatorNet interviewed him about his latest, Culture of …Continue reading "Dissecting the age of ‘do harm’ medicine"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia and the Culture of Death are like the man-eating plant in Little Shop of Horrors: No matter how much you feed it, the beast always wants more! The Netherlands has been expanding the categories of the killable caste for decades. Back in 1991, a psychiatrist named Boudewijn Chabot assisted …Continue reading "Netherlander Suicide Clinic for the Depressed"
By Wesley J. Smith This is how far the culture of death has come. I reported earlier about the controversy in Canada in which a family wants a nursing home to stop spoon feeding their mother because she would not want to be kept alive with Alzheimer’s. But no one has the right to be …Continue reading "Nursing Home Won’t Starve Mother–Family Sues"
By Wesley J. Smith The culture of death is like a cancer sapping the moral health of western society. And, like a cancer, it never stops spreading. Here’s how: I wrote earlier today about Oxford bioethicist Julian Savulescu supporting palliated self starvation as a manner of dying. To get to that conclusion, he uses the …Continue reading "How the Culture of Death Metastasizes"
By Calvin Freiburger In what seems like a lock for Worst Story of the Week, an elderly California woman is dead because one of her nurses feared running afoul of company policy. A 911 operator caught the last moments of Lorraine Bayless’ life on tape. Tuesday morning, the 87-year-old woman collapsed in the dining room …Continue reading "“Um, not at this time”: Culture of death strikes in CA retirement home"
By Dave Andrusko Writing at National Review Online, Charles C.W. Cooke reviews the sad state of affairs in England and Wales. He reminds the reader that abortion was legalized in 1967 using the same over-the-top, no connection to reality arguments. The bottom line was that the law was carried across the finish line by the …Continue reading "A deeply entrenched culture of death"