Assisted suicide Death and dying Euthanasia Legislation Suicide

disability rights group opposes assisted suicide law in Massachusetts

Here is a link to a post by Wesley Smith discussing the efforts of disability rights organizations to oppose the assisted suicide initiative in Massachusetts. Smith notes: “Media like to portray assisted suicide opponents as primarily religious or pro life.  But the facts don’t fit that supposed story.  Disability rights advocates–who are mostly politically liberal […]

Abortion Legislation

AP story on impact of state restrictions on abortion

Here is a link to an AP story on the impact of state laws restricting abortions. The article notes that state funding bans have had the greatest impact. Richard M.

Abortion Conscience protection

Midwives lose conscience case in Scotland

Here is a link to an article on the recent decision from the Court of Session in Edinburgh rejecting the arguments of 2 midwives who claimed a right to conscientiously object to being forced to supervise the carrying out of abortions. I have not been able to find a copy of the decision but the descriptions […]

Call for Papers Colleges and Universities Conferences Death and dying Euthanasia Law Schools

Call for Papers on End of Life (March 30 deadline!)

Call For Papers and Presenters Honoring Patients’ Treatment Choices at the End of Life: New Tools, New Challenges, New Limits Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN, November 8-9, 2012 The Health Law Institute at Hamline University and the Hamline Law Review seek proposals for presentations and papers for our all-day fall CLE/CEU Symposium […]