• Hope for Vincent Lambert As Court Orders Life Support to be Restored

    A severely disabled French man, who has been artificially fed and hydrated in a hospital in northeastern France for over 10 years, was taken off life support Monday, hours before the hospital was ordered by a French court to return the support. A French court had ruled in favor of euthanizing... Read more
  • Canada Court: Doctors Must Euthanize, Abort, or Refer

    The culture of death brooks no dissent. In Canada, doctors have been ordered to bend the knee. Here’s the story: The Canadian Charter (Constitution) guarantees “freedom of conscience and religion”— a stronger and more explicit protection of religious liberty than our First Amendment.... Read more
  • Belgian tug-of-war over euthanasia for mental illness and dementia

    Belgium’s leading advocate for euthanasia liberalisation is campaigning vigorously for euthanasia for people with dementia. According to the current euthanasia law, patients are only eligible if they are fully aware and competent. This can lead to distressing situations and must change, says... Read more
  • What does the Catholic Church teach about vaccines?

    More than 760 cases of measles have been reported in the United States this year, the CDC says. Currently, 23 states have been affected, with 60 new cases reported in the last week. The majority of cases have been concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York, with outbreaks in New... Read more
  • China Genetically Engineering Monkeys to be More Human

    When a Chinese scientist known as JK genetically engineered two children a bit ago, outrage was (temporarily) expressed. “The scientists” wrung their hands about the ethics of it all — but I suspect it’s all a con. They weren’t upset about what was done, but when, that is, before... Read more
  • This Belgian Nurse Watched Euthanasia Turn Pain Management Into A Death Prescription

    Upon administering a lethal dose, the doctor left the room. But the patient was not dying. For Sophie Druenne, a palliative care nurse working under the Belgian physician who had approved the euthanasia request, this was a breaking point. “The situation was so absurd that we were... Read more
  • ‘I don’t want assisted suicide ads to make me feel unworthy of care’

    A mini-documentary launched today by #DefendNZ, a movement giving voice to New Zealanders opposed to all forms of euthanasia, features a young woman who lives with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an incurable connective tissue disorder. Kylee Black, 32, has had the genetic condition since childhood... Read more
  • Euthanasia Party!

    A Canadian man with diabetes named Dan Laramie, whose illness had advanced to the point he would need amputations, decided to be lethally injected instead. He was killed by his doctor to cheers and applause from family and friends at his euthanasia party — at which photos were taken to... Read more
  • The Least of These

    There has been much righteous criticism of the forty-four Democratic senators who thwarted a bill that would have protected babies who survive abortion from death-by-neglect and infanticide. In a nutshell, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have required simply that all... Read more
  • Memo to New York State Senators: Commercial Surrogacy Undermines the Child-Parent Relationship

    On November 9, 1980, Elizabeth Kane (a pseudonym) gave birth to a baby boy, in the first legal traditional surrogate contract pregnancy in the United States. Kane went on to write a book in which she laments her decision to be a surrogate mother. Until the mid-1980s, surrogacy was... Read more