By Dave Andrusko Why could/would/should it surprise you that Planned Parenthood, which corrupts everything it touches, also leads the galaxy in hypocrisy? When you read that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is announcing that it is now a “safe haven” for newborn babies up to one month old, you wonder if you’re just having …Continue reading "Shamelessly, Planned Parenthood touts itself as “safe haven” for newborn babies"
“It has not been widely published, but Vermont proponents of the law to allow doctor-prescribed suicide (Act 39) were almost defeated or soundly defeated in the November 2014 elections,” stated Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. • Incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin made passage of the Vermont law to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide …Continue reading "Vermont Legislative Leaders Who Pushed Legalization of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Lose Seats in 2014 Elections"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On June 26, 2014, the New Jersey Assembly adjourned without voting on a proposal to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide “after the sponsor said he could not find enough votes to get it passed,” according to an article in the State Ledger. The reporter noted that …Continue reading "Despite a Loss in NJ and Pushback in Vermont, Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Advocates Forge Ahead"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Although assisting suicide is only legal for a small fraction of the world’s population, advocates remain focused on promoting this dangerous legislation. Currently, doctor-prescribed suicide is legal in only Oregon, Washington, and Vermont –and may have some legal protection in the state of Montana, due …Continue reading "Doctor-Prescribed Suicide – Battle on Two Fronts: New Jersey and Vermont"
By Jennifer Popik, JD Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update. After a decade-long and hard-fought battle, the Vermont …Continue reading "Vermont passes most dangerous assisted suicide bill in United States"
By Edward J. Mahoney Editor’s note. This first appeared on July 5, 2013 in the Burlington Free Press. Vermont legislators should be mortified that they have enacted a law to allow and promote “aid-in-dying” with virtually no protections for vulnerable patients. One might contend that they have committed legislative malpractice by cutting-and-pasting together a law …Continue reading "My Turn: Legislative Malpractice"
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an “alarming trend nationwide” after Vermont legalized physician-assisted suicide, May 20. He called for “all people of good will to fight the future passage of such laws.” “I echo Bishop Matano of Burlington in …Continue reading "CARDINAL O’MALLEY: NEW VERMONT ASSISTED SUICIDE LAW REVEALS SLIPPERY SLOPE"
Editor’s note. The following summary of what took place Wednesday in the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee was provided by “True Dignity Vermont: Vermont Citizens against Assisted Suicide.” The first two witnesses were legislative counsels, the lawyers who work on drafting the bills. They simply went through the bill, section by section. The next witness was …Continue reading "Vermont’s proposed assisted suicide bill “is very flawed and does not protect patients”"
By Dave Andrusko Thanks go out to Mary Hahn Beerworth, executive director of Vermont Right to Life, without whose vigilance Vermonters would not know that “Planned Parenthood is now performing surgical abortions up to 18 weeks after the start of a woman’s last menstrual period at their Burlington facility – a full two weeks further …Continue reading "Vermont Planned Parenthood to abort babies even later in pregnancy"
Editor’s note. This appeared on the webpage of “True Dignity Vermont: Vermont Citizens Against Assisted Suicide” We were on vacation when newly re-elected governor Peter Shumlin made a widely-reported statement last week that he believes so-called “death with dignity” legislation will pass in Vermont in the next legislative session (http://www.vermontpressbureau.com/pot-decrim-and-death-with-dignity-according-to-shumlin-were-going-to-get-them-done/). The same article reported that …Continue reading "Shumlin Notwithstanding, Vermonters Will Not Allow Assisted Suicide to Pass in 2013"
By Alex Schadenberg, executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition If assisted suicide is good for Vermont then why is the suicide lobby needing to attach the assisted suicide bill to a bill that regulates the use of tanning beds in Vermont? If the Vermont assisted suicide bill is allowed to be attached to a tanning bed …Continue reading "Vermont – Assisted Suicide bill may get attached to tanning bed regulation bill"
Editor’s note. The following is from True Dignity Vermont: Proponents of assisted suicide are using a sneaky backdoor tactic to force a full Senate vote on assisted suicide! As you likely recall, the assisted suicide legislation, S103, had a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee in February, but proponents failed to persuade the members of …Continue reading "Vermont introduces assisted suicide bill through the back-door"