By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee this morning passed “Simon’s Law” by voice vote. It is anticipated that the bill will be debated by the full House of Representatives soon. As NRL News Today has explained in prior posts, “Simon’s Law” is named for a …Continue reading "Kansas House committee passes “Simon’s Law”"
By Wesley J. Smith According to a medical study, since 2006, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Bioethics Committee has imposed unilateral DNRs to force people to not receive wanted resuscitation. And apparently, it’s all done in Star Chamber secrecy. From Thaddeus Pope’s blog (quoting from a medical symposium presentation): “Unilateral Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) orders are a specific …Continue reading "Unilateral Non Resuscitation at Mass. General!"
By Wesley J. Smith Over in the UK, doctors tried to withhold resuscitation from a terminal cancer patient without discussing the matter with her or close family members. From the Daily News column by the victim, Sally Farmiloe: The instruction on my medical notes was unequivocal: if I fell unconscious, if my heart stopped …Continue reading "You Can’t Have Resuscitation!"
By Wesley J. Smith On one hand we hear clarion warnings about elder suicide–and I share the worry. On the other, suicide for the elderly is sometimes promoted as beneficial in mainstream media outlets. Talk about mixed messages! Latest example of pro suicide advocacy: Salon has published a piece by a columnist who writes on …Continue reading "Promoting Suicide for Elderly in Salon"
By Dave Andrusko Good news from the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF). 55-year-old Daniel Sanger, who became temporarily unconscious after suffering a heart attack and a seizure, has been saved from being starved to death after an ADF-allied attorney obtained a temporary restraining order “from Frederick County Circuit Judge Theresa Adams instructing Frederick Memorial Hospital to …Continue reading "TRO Saves Maryland Man from Starvation Death"
By Wesley J. Smith So much for “choice:” The Telegraph is reporting that some UK hospitals secretly apply DNR orders–without patient/family knowledge or consent–against elderly patients. From the story: “Elderly patients are being condemned to an early death by hospitals making secret use of ‘do not resuscitate’ orders, an investigation has found. The orders – …Continue reading "Secret Do Not Resuscitate Orders in UK"