By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A 43 percent rise in doctor-prescribed suicides in Washington State in 2013 was motivated not by pain, but by feared loss of autonomy and “dignity,” according to the official state government report. Washington State’s annual report covering 2013 states that 91 percent reported to …Continue reading "Reasons for increase in Washington State suicides highlight death advocates’ “Bait and Switch”"
By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide is on the rise in Washington. From the Seattle Times story: “More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington’s Death with Dignity law, the state’s Department of Health reported Wednesday. “Officials said that 173 people requested and received …Continue reading "More Than 100 Washington Assisted Suicides"
Editor’s note. This comes from Human Life of Washington, NRLC’s state affiliate. Sen. Mike Padden was among a majority of Senate Law and Justice Committee members who yesterday endorsed legislation to require that an underage girl’s parent or guardian is notified before she can have an abortion. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, said the vote on …Continue reading "Protecting Daughters Bill Passes Out of Committee"
By Dave Andrusko The bill that would make Washington the first state to require insurers that cover maternity care (which all must do) to also pay for abortions has stalled for the second year in a row. “The fact is that at this point, House Bill 1044 [the Reproductive Parity Act] is a solution in …Continue reading "“Reproductive Parity Act” appears stalled in Washington State for second year in a row"
By Dave Andrusko Just as we were about to post National Right to Life News Today, a story came across the wire described as an “AP Exclusive.” I have just a few minutes to encapsulate the story, the gist of which was captured nicely by the headline: “DC paid for 300 abortions for low-income women …Continue reading "District of Columbia Paid for 300 Abortions, Thanks to Obama and Democratic Congressional Leaders"