Protecting the vulnerable: Why we must fight for the inviolability of life

Concerns growing as Canadian Supreme Court set to rule on assisted suicide

The right to die in Belgium: An inside look at the world’s most liberal euthanasia law

The historical Kevorkian

Europe’s euthanasia craze

Should a Belgian murderer be allowed euthanasia?

Doctor euthanizes this man’s mother, he had no idea until the morgue called to claim her body

Doctors killed his mom because she was depressed; now he speaks out against euthanasia

Killing has taken its toll: Abortion’s slippery slope has turned into euthanasia

Bioethicists debate should severely disabled infants be euthanased?

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

10th Circuit to hear Christian universities’ challenge to abortion-pill mandate

Pope Francis deplores ‘false compassion’ of abortion and euthanasia

    Catholic Voices Comment: There is no doubt that, in our time, due to scientific and technical advancements, the possibilities for physical healing have significantly increased; and yet, in some respects it seems the ability to “take care” of the person has decreased, especially when he is sick, frail and helpless. In fact, the achievements of science and of medicine can contribute to the improvement of human life to the extent that they are not distanced from the ethical root of these disciplines. For this reason, you Catholic doctors are committed to live your profession as a human and spiritual mission, as a real lay apostolate.

  • Posted: 11/18/2014
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Death with aesthetics

    First Things: We don’t speak plainly in public discourse anymore. Rather, we equivocate and deploy euphemisms to sanitize our debates. Take the passing of Brittany Maynard by her own hand, which the media has repeatedly characterized as an act of “dignity.” To be sure, Maynard died with human dignity—but not because she committed suicide. Human dignity is intrinsic. Indeed, to accept the premise of suicide as death with dignity says—or at least strongly implies—that patients who expire naturally die with indignity.

  • Posted: 11/14/2014
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U.K. mother who won case to kill disabled daughter raising international concerns

What happens when euthanasia is legalized: the Netherlands experience

Mother wins case to kill her disabled daughter

    Life News: The ethical problems with euthanasia have been detailed at Live Action News extensively. People with disabilities, people suffering from mental illness, people who were just lonely or old but otherwise healthy, even children — all can be euthanized in countries like Belgium and the Netherlands. That’s not good enough for the assisted suicide lobby though, which continues to campaign for the right to kill increasingly more people, from the disabled to the poor.

  • Posted: 10/30/2014
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The hidden costs of legalized suicide: What we can learn from Brittany Maynard

Non-offending parents’ prerogatives to make medical decisions for their children

Joni Eareckson Tada to Brittany Maynard: God alone chooses the day you die, not you

A right to euthanasia?

Dr. Death opens an office in London

Britain warned, as euthanasia rate in the Netherlands soars

Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands continue their relentless rise

First we killed our unborn children. Now we’re killing our own parents.

Why I want to live long and burden my children

Euthanasia: And they say that people with disabilities have nothing to fear…

When does a life lose its worth?

Have Christians made an idol of life?

Zeke Emanuel wants you to die at 75

Standing against the human “dignity deniers”

How the “right to die” came to Europe (part 2)

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission: Over the past few decades the Dutch have expanded the scope of protected physician killing to include children. With their parent’s permission, a child between the ages of 12 to 16 years old may request and receive assisted suicide. Initially, minors could obtain an assisted death even if their parents objected, but after domestic and international criticism, the law was changed to require parental consent. Even before the Parliament made it legal to euthanize young children, doctors in the Netherlands took it upon themselves to end the life of infants and others who do not have the free will to agree to end their own lives, but whose existence doctors or parents deemed them “unfit.”

  • Posted: 09/19/2014
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How the “right to die” came to Europe (part 1)

View to a Kevorkian kill

Pushing back against human “dignity deniers”

Maine officials back down after mother fights do not resuscitate order on baby

State backs down, won’t euthanize baby whose father shook her so hard he put her in a coma

Maine agency reverses decision to implement ‘do not resuscitate’ order on abused baby

Maine agency backtracks on no-resuscitate order

Mother, 18, fights do-not-resuscitate order for child

Maine mother fighting for baby’s life after officials refuse to lift do not resuscitate order

Governor blasts own agency over baby’s case

Maine mom fights state to keep sick baby

Do-not-resuscitate order for injured infant at heart of Maine court case

Maine bureaucrats, teenage mother in custody battle over infant

Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order

Mom begs state to drop baby’s “Do Not Resuscitate” order

Mom fights for infant’s life, state standing in the way

Maine mom fights state to keep baby daughter alive after she emerges from coma

It wasn’t just the Nazis: Now doctors [in Belgium and the Netherlands] can euthanize sick children, mentally disabled

Her father shook her so hard he put her in a coma, now the state wants to kill her

Maine agency wants to let abused child die

Dutch euthanasia for nursing home living

A deadly conflict of interest: Why euthanasia in Belgium is so out of control

Suicide cult pushes home made suicide kit

Dutch professor who once backed euthanasia warns it leads to surge of deaths

Euthanasia: Don’t make our mistake, says Dutch academic

Euthanasia case rejected by UK’s highest court

Judge grants temporary restraining order to keep man alive

Judge stops Texas man’s estranged wife from starving him to death

Nearly 70 percent of Americans support euthanasia, but opinions vary by religiosity

Kids should get help to kill themselves, say charities

Judge rules Casey Kasem’s daughter can starve and dehydrate him to death

A lethal legacy: Hurricane Katrina and the indignity of euthanasia

    Public Discourse: When Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and devastated New Orleans in 2005, many wondered what would become of the fabled city and its French-and-African fused culture. Katrina was among the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, killing almost 2,000 people, displacing more than 800,000, and causing over eighty billion dollars of property damage. Almost a decade later, the city continues to recover, with tourism on the rise and new artists and hipsters attracted to the idea of rebuilding a city. But the aftermath of the storm’s legacy on debates in medical ethics is just now being fully understood.

  • Posted: 06/11/2014
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Five euthanised every day in Belgium, new figures show

Belgium euthanasia doctor visits Nazi death camp, why? You’ll be as shocked as us