Archive for October 2016

“Life Worthy of Life: Down Syndrome, Equality, and My Son Silas”

Here is a link to a very good essay by Robert McFarland written to mark National Down Syndrome Awareness month. Here’s his conclusion: “Those of us blessed by the love of someone with an extra twenty-first chromosome look forward to October. It provides us with an opportunity to push beyond clinical diagnoses. Our message is […]

Belgium and euthanizing the mentally ill

Here’s a very good blog post from Alex Schadenberg on the welcome criticism of the all-too-common practice in Belgium of euthanizing the mentally ill. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2016/10/criticism-of-belgium-policy-of-euthanizing-the-mentally-ill/#.WBC4q_zrvIV

Two good editorials opposing Colorado proposal to legalize “aid-in-dying”

In the National Right to Life News, Dave Andrusko reports on two recent editorials opposing Proposition 106.  Here’s the conclusion of one of the editorials: “Death with Dignity” sounds like compassion. Evil is often disguised as good. Few among us want dying patients to suffer needlessly against their will. This ill-conceived proposal is not the […]

9th Circuit upholds California law that forces pro-life resource centers to promote abortion

On October 14, 2016 the 9th Circuit upheld a California law that forces pro-life resource centers to promote abortion. Here’s a report from Lifesitenews, https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/court-rules-california-pregnancy-centers-must-promote-abortion Here’s a quote from Matthew Bowman from Alliance Defending Freedom, who argued the case for the pro-life centers: “It’s bad enough if the government tells you what you can’t say, but a […]

Conference at BYU on Assisted Suicide

Here’s a link to an upcoming conference at BYU Law School. The conference is this Friday October 14, 2016. The conference, which will address “Assisted Suicide: Impacts Upon Families and Society,” is sponsored by the Marriage & Family Law Research Project of BYU’s law school and by the Ave Maria Law Review.  Selected papers will be published by […]

Great profile of Teresa Collett!!!

Here’s a link to a great profile of Teresa Collett. http://www.stthomas.edu/news/the-lone-voice/