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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Countering Physician Assisted Suicide: A How To Guide Ashton Ellis, one of our Paul Ramsey Institute Fellows, wrote a very insightful article on the ways in which proponents of physician assisted suicide have engaged in an active, and sadly very successful, campaign to spread the word that doctors in California may now legally kill […]

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Belgian Euthanasia Designed for Disabled

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We knew that euthanasia’s prime (but not only) targets are — and always will be — the disabled. But it is refreshing to see a zealot for doctor-administered death admit it. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition international chair, Alex Schadenberg, and others debated Belgian euthanasia advocates. Schadenberg reports that during the discussion, an author of the Belgian […]

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Phony “Disability Rights” Pro-Euthanasia Scam

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Disability rights activists are among the most implacable and effective opponents of legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia. In the USA,

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NHS “Quality of Life” Kills Disabled Patients

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I keep saying that if you want to see what the USA will look like in ten years under Obamacare, just look at the mess that calls itself the National Health Service in the UK. It isn’t that the NHS is socialized medicine per se — although that is part of it. More importantly in […]

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We Already “Put Down” the Disabled!

Social Darwinism/eugenics is making a comeback. In the UK, a local politician said that disabled children should be “put down” due to the expense of their care, and created a furor! From the This is Cornwall story: A CORNWAL councillor has apologised but refused to resign after telling a disability charity that all disabled children […]

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That Unrepentant Bigotry

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have a piece out in the Human Life Review decrying the “unrepentant bigotry” that allows people with profound disabilities to be denegrated as “skin bags” (as one example), or if profoundly cognitively disabled, as mere flora. From “That Unrepentant Bigotry”(citations omitted): “Stop the hate!” […]

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“Second Thoughts” Disability Rights Group Opposes Assisted Suicide in MA

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Disability rights activists are indomitable opponents of legalizing assisted suicide and an essential constituency in the diverse and broad-based coalition that opposes the death agenda. Now, a new DR organization has been founded to fight against the pending Massachusetts initiative that could bring legalized assisted […]

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Yes to Organ Transplants for Developmentally Disabled

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC About a week ago, I was contacted privately about a situation that has since hit cyberspace very hard. A developmentally disabled girl, I was told, was being denied an organ transplant solely because of her disability. I made some private suggestions about what the parents […]

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Shameful State Care of Developmentally Disabled

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The New York Times has a sickening story on how badly helpless and vulnerable people with develomental disabilities are treated in state care. (This is an issue I have seen first hand, once caring for a developmentally disabled man who was terribly abused while in […]

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Dehydrating the Cognitively Disabled To Death — The Never Ending Road

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC We dehydrate profound cognitively disabled people to death in the USA — a death that comes slowly over about a two week period, often resulting in tissue cracking and even bleeding. We dress it up in nice clothes by claiming we are merely withdrawing unwanted […]

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David Brooks’s “Bag of Skin” Language Promotes Anti Disability Loathing

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC NYT columnist David Brooks often disappoints, but he has an awful column out that not only exhibits (I hope an unintended) loathing of people who are living with serious disabilities, but which could also be fairly construed as the early spade work for establishing a […]

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Why All The Fuss About Russian Journalist’s Call for Infanticide?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A Russian journalist set off a firestorm in calling for infanticide of developmentally disabled babies, using extremely crass and dehumanizing language. From the story: The author, Aleksandr Nikonov, used the word “debil” — a deeply offensive term in Russian — to characterize such children. He […]

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Mother Jailed for Murdering Disabled Son

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I reported a bit ago about the case of Francis Inglis, the mother, who while out on bail for trying to kill her seriously disabled son Tom, went to his hospital room and murdered him. In the UK, as here, such cases often generate “mercy” […]

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