By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Tomorrow, January 20, pro-life Donald Trump will become our 45th President. We’ve been writing about this transition from pro-abortion President Barack Obama on a daily basis since November 9. We will again today. And tomorrow. And throughout the next four years. I’m reposting a story we wrote on January 28, …Continue reading "“Please change the law about killing babys when they are still in mommy’s tummys”"
By Sarah Terzo From Mary Ann Warren, ethicist and textbook writer: “It remains true that, on my view, neither abortion nor the killing of newborns is obviously a form of murder.” Mary Ann Warren, “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion” from Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed., T.A. Mappes and D DeGrazia, eds (New York: …Continue reading "Ethicist: Neither Abortion nor killing newborns is murder"
By Paul Stark During the 19th century, scientists and physicians came to understand that the life of a human being (an individual member of the species Homo sapiens) begins at conception. The old idea that “quickening” was relevant to the nature of unborn children had been shown to be biologically mistaken. “The true scientific position,” …Continue reading "Restoring our lost common sense about the killing of human beings"
Editor’s note. This update was provided by WeNeedaLAW.ca Ottawa, September 28, 2016 – A private member’s bill put forward by Cathay Wagantall is receiving pushback from Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada. Arthur has initiated a petition calling upon the House of Commons to oppose Bill C-225. The petition is …Continue reading "Opponents of a bill to protect women who’ve chosen to carry their babies to term are endangering women"
By Wesley J. Smith The Netherlands considers itself oh, so rational. Its laws around controversial social issues involve the concept of harm reduction. Harm reduction? Once the country accepted killing as an answer to suffering, it was sure to include the mentally ill. Now a new study reveals the law’s cruelty. From the Reuters story: …Continue reading "Killing the Mentally Ill in Netherlands"
By Paul Russell, Executive Director, Hope Australia I have written a number of times now about the situations where doctors ‘go public’ claiming to have flaunted the law by killing a person in an act of euthanasia and almost (and sometimes, actually) daring the Police to act against them. Such doctors seem always to be …Continue reading "Don’t make heroes out of doctors who kill"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. Philip Dreisbach is one of six physicians who joined with the American Academy of Medical Ethics to legally challenge the California assisted suicide law. He written an important article that was published in the Wall Street on July 24 titled: Why are they trying to …Continue reading "Killing is never medical care"
By Wesley J. Smith Words matter. The terminology we employ not only reflects our values but helps to define them. Language is particularly important in bioethical debates, in which dehumanizing verbiage can distance us from our fellow human beings. When embryonic stem-cell research was in the news, we were told constantly by scientists and the …Continue reading "Euphemisms for Killing"
By Dave Andrusko The attorney for a California woman convicted of murdering g her three children in 2014 said he will appeal the judge’s decision Thursday that Carol Coronado was sane when she slashed and stabbed 3-month-old Xenia, 16-month-old Yazmine, and 2-year-old Sophia to death. “Compton Superior Court Judge Ricardo Ocampo’s decision means Carol Ann …Continue reading "Judge finds that mother was sane when she killed her three young daughters"
By Paul Stark Editor’s note. Yes, it is amazing. Even though Thanksgiving is weeks away, you already see Christmas decorations and ideas for presents. The following remains my favorite advice how to promote the cause of life in an effective and non-offensive manner. My only suggestion might be to move (7) up to (1). The …Continue reading "A pro-life conversation guide for the holidays"