A leading voice in American bioethics peers into the future in his new book Wesley J. Smith is one of America’s leading commentators on bioethical issues, especially assisted suicide and euthanasia. His columns are published in the National Review and he is the author of 14 books. MercatorNet interviewed him about his latest, Culture of …Continue reading "Dissecting the age of ‘do harm’ medicine"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story appeared in the April 2001 edition of National Right to Life News, talking initially about the specifics of the upcoming annual NRLC conference. The story then segued into a discussion of bioethicist Wesley Smith’s then new book, “Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America,” where …Continue reading "A Human Rights Bioethics"
By Wesley J. Smith The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine was sold to a gullible public on the promise of developing embryonic stem cell and therapeutic cloning CURES! CURES! CURES! that the eeeevilll Bush was thwarting. But, when that didn’t work out–-and desperate to show some progress for all the money CIRM has sucked up …Continue reading "First California Institute for Regenerative Medicine FDA-Approved Trial Adult Stem Cells!"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The following appears on Wesley’s terrific blog. The World Health Association has warned media not to positively depict suicides, or even, air actual self killings, quote suicide notes, etc. because it could lead to copy cat deaths and/or create a suicide positive atmosphere. And yet, we see the BBC, …Continue reading "What We Are Becoming: Dying Man Paid to Live Stream His Assisted Suicide?"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appears on Wesley’s great blog. I told you so. I have said for almost as many years as I have engaged in anti assisted suicide advocacy that eventually killing (ending life) would come to be seen as a splendid way to save money in health care. …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide and Rationing Pushed As “Pragmatic” Way to Pay for Vermont Single Payer"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The appears on Wesley’s terrific blog. The so-called “duty to die” has been quietly discussed in bioethics for more than a decade. Now, a major British Medical Association leader proposed an implicit duty to die by stating that terminally ill people may have to be denied life-extending treatments due …Continue reading "Duty to Die Gains Traction in UK"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appears on Wesley’s terrific blog. As I watch Compassion and Choices (once the Hemlock Society), it appears to have a couple of long term goals. First and foremost, of course, is the complete legalization of assisted suicide throughout the country, supposedly restricted to the terminally ill under guidelines. …Continue reading "More Than Raw Information Checklists Needed for Good Palliative Care"