human dignity

GG Bridge Suicide Barrier Violates Right to Death

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We are told continually by the “right to die” crowd that suicide/euthanasia is the “ultimate civil liberty.” Indeed, these purveyors of suicide argue that we all of the RIGHT to determine the time, manner, method, and place of death. If that is so, the Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors are civil rights abusers! […]

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Wisconsin Democrats Endorse Assisted Suicide

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Disability rights activists are, generally speaking, part of the Democratic coalition. They also, generally speaking, are the country’s most effective opponents of assisted suicide. I hope my disability rights activist friends take note that the Wisconsin Democratic Party has now explicitly endorsed assisted suicide. From the 2014 Wisconsin Democratic Party Platform: We believe in freedom […]

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Dutch MDs: Prepare to Kill More Alzheimer’s Patients!

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A Dutch report shows that Alzheimer’s disease will cause more deaths soon than lung cancer. From the story: Dementia will be the biggest cause of death in the Netherlands by 2030, overtaking lung cancer, the public health institute RIVM says in a new report… Lung cancer accounted for 8% of deaths in 2012, followed by […]

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Active Euthanasia Comes to North America

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The poison has jumped across the Atlantic from Netherlands and Belgium: Quebec has legalized active euthanasia. I have discussed the contents of new law at length previously and I don’t want to repeat myself.  However, the bill did undergo some changes since I wrote about it, and there are certain sections of the new law that need to be […]

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Free Jailhouse Assisted Suicider!

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It’s time to stop the suppression of autonomy and allow cruel and unusual death with dignity. The “ultimate civil liberty” says that we have the absolute right to choose the time, manner, reason, and method of our death. So why is this man being charged with a crime? From the Fox Carolina story: A Charleston County […]

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Junk Science Attack on When Human Life Begins

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Utter drivel. The left is trying to prove the GOP to be “anti-science.” As part of that effort, Amanda Marcotte, writing in Salon, makes another in the ongoing attempts among liberal media types to disprove the truth of Mark Rubio’s assertion that human life begins at fertilization—-which is what Rubio meant when using the popular […]

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The “Quality of Life” Slouch Toward Infanticide

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I have long argued that our neurotic obsession with eliminating suffering–we should, of course alleviate and mitigate it–leads very quickly to eliminating the sufferer. Many mainstream bioethicists push this meme as part of their attempt to convince society to permit infanticide for the same reasons that we allow late stage abortion. Always, these efforts are couched […]

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Australia Pro Life Legislation Sparks Firestorm

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A Victoria MP is creating major storm waves because he wants to bring the state’s abortion law into some measure of reason. From the Herald Sun story: Opposition leader Daniel Andrews said maverick MP Geoff Shaw was “off the reservation” and Labor would not support a debate on his radical proposed changes to abortion legislation… […]

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NYT “Chimp Attack” on Human Exceptionalism

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The New York Times is on an anti-human exceptionalism crusade. Other than columnist Ross Douthat, when was the last time the “paper of record” allowed arguments to be made in favor of the unique dignity of human life in its pages? I can’t recall a single time in recent years. But take actions to subvert […]

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Assisted Suicide Frees Doctors’ Inner Kevorkian

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Pathologist Jack Kevorkian infamously assisted the suicides of people he had not actually treated, or even examined. He would look at medical records, speak to the victim, and bring on the carbon monoxide or suicide machine. Similarly, a Swiss doctor assisted the suicide of a man he did not physically examine, and took umbrage that authorities […]

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Alabama Supremes Accept Unborn Child Rights

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This will not impact the abortion issue because of federal preemption. But the Alabama Supreme Court has accepted that fetuses and embryos “from the earliest stages of development,” qualify as a “child” under Alabama law. The case involves a law that criminalizes exposing a child to harmful chemicals. Sarah Janie Hicks took cocaine while pregnant, […]

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Soylent Green is Fetuses

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I reported here a bit ago about how some hospitals in the UK were using the bodies of aborted and miscarried fetuses as fuel for the heating system. Now, dead fetuses are being incinerated to create electricity in Oregon and Canada. From the Lifesitenews story: The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of […]

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Embryo Value Debated in Europe Too

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Pro embryo-destructive research activists are often so irrational. They claim than an embryo isn’t an embryo but merely a “bunch of cells.” Well, for the reductionist minded, so are they. They claim that an embryo is no different than the cells you kill when you brush your teeth. But embryos are organisms and mouth cells are […]

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Killed Fetuses Incinerated to Heat Hospital

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Aborted and miscarried fetuses have been used to heat hospitals in the UK. From the Telegraph story: The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two […]

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Suicide Push Not “Liberty on the March”

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The Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices spends millions a year–much from the culturally subversive George Soros–pushing the legalization of doctor-prescribed death. It is an ideological quest that divides the American people pretty much down the middle. Regardless of polling numbers–which can vary based on how the questions are asked–legalizing assisted suicide is definitely not a high agenda […]

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New Hampshire Euthanizes Assisted Suicide

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The media and assisted suicide ideologues continually tell us that assisted suicide is unstoppable–the ultimate civil right. But America is not leaping off the cliff. True, Vermont became the third state to legalize last year, but Massachusetts voters rejected assisted suicide in 2012. Now, the New Hampshire legislature overwhelmingly euthanized “death with dignity.” From the […]

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Judge Says No to Hospital “Pull Plug” Demand

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Futile Care Theory (medical futility) permits strangers–doctors, bioethicists, etc.–to overrule a patient’s advance directive or decisions by family to maintain a patient’s life. Boiled down to its essence, it is a sign over the hospital ICU stating, “We reserve the right to refuse service.” Texas law explicitly permits futile care. But apparently not Florida’s. A […]

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“A Place for Mom” Blog Pushes Assisted Suicide

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We have all heard the advertisements of A Place for Mom, in which former news star Joan Lunden pitches the business that helps families find assisted living facilities and other senior services. Well, imagine my dismay to see the organization’s blog gushing over the assisted suicide advocacy group Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices–in a column ostensibly about […]

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