By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. 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 ten months. It’s …Continue reading "The Culture of Death’s Love Story"
Editor’s note. The following was distributed by the disability rights organization “Not Dead Yet.” Disability rights advocates who protested the film “Me Before You” in cities across the United States are calling on Warner Brothers to add a public service announcement to further releases of the film to help prevent copycat suicides. In a letter …Continue reading "“Me Before You” Protesters Call For Public Service Announcement to Prevent Copycat Suicides"
The British rom-com wraps a poison pill in sparkly cellophane By Xavier Symons It’s rare to find a film about euthanasia as euphemistic as the new British film Me Before You. This romantic odd-couple comedy about a small-town girl and a rich, paraplegic guy topped the UK box office in its second week and is …Continue reading "Me Before You: life, disability and ‘inspiration porn’"
Dodge this romantic drama with a depressing pay-off. By Kevin Yuill Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at spiked-online.com. Why do we celebrate (and in some places, actively assist) what can only rationally be regarded as a self-centred and cowardly decision to destroy oneself? The film Me Before You, released last …Continue reading "“Me Before You”: An informercial for assisted suicide"
Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Campaigners for the rights of disabled people are strongly criticising the new film Me Before You, branding it a “disability snuff movie” and objecting to its pro-euthanasia message. The film, which stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin, was released …Continue reading "Pro-euthanasia’ film “Me Before You” panned by disability rights campaigners"
By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Kevin Yuill, a history professor at Sunderland University, is an academic who has written extensively on assisted suicide based on his secular perspective. His book and articles are well written and worth reading. Yuill wrote an excellent article that was published in the Telegraph Saturday. Yuill’s …Continue reading "“Me Before You” is fiction, but so are most arguments for assisted suicide"
Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has urged its supporters to boycott the movie, “Me Before You.” The disability rights group, Not Dead Yet has urged people to protest “Me Before You.” Stephanie Gray wrote an excellent blog article [reproduced below] on the book that …Continue reading "“You Before Me” is Better than “Me Before You”"