Archive for April 2017

The legalization of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide is a sideshow in end-of-life care

Here is a good piece by Paul Russell discussing an article by Ezekiel Emanuel. Emanuel’s article notes that “legalising euthanasia and [physician assisted suicide] is really a side-show in end-of-life care–championed by the few, extensively covered by the media, but not targeted to improve the care for most dying patients who still suffer.”

John Noonan, R.I.P.

Here is an obituary for Judge John Noonan Jr. from the New York Times. John Noonan was a great advocate for the pro-life cause. In an article I wrote some years ago, I noted that Noonan had written with eloquence about the dignity of the human person and about the need for natural law to […]

good essay by Hadley Arkes

Here is a link to an excellent essay by Hadley Arkes in the May 2017 issue of First Things. The essay is entitled “The Moral Turn” and it is a thought-provoking essay on natural law and the judicial role, with considerable focus on abortion. The essay is definitely well worth reading.

“A Reality Check on Assisted Suicide in Oregon”

Here  is a link to Richard Doerflinger’s analysis of assisted suicide in Oregon. Here’s a bit from his conclusion: “In short, despite a thoroughly inadequate reporting system designed to cover up rather than reveal problems, Oregon shows exactly the problems that critics predicted: No meaningful protection against coercion, influence by others on patients with depression and […]

Roe v. Wade is not settled law

Here is a very good piece by Clarke Forsythe (from Americans United for Life) explaining why Roe v. Wade is not settled law, and why there are good reasons to believe that Roe will eventually be  overruled.

Trump Administration to defund UNFPA

Here and here are links (from LifeNews and the National Right to Life News) to stories about the Trump Administration’s plans to defund The United Nations Population Fund, which has been complicit in China’s forced population control activities for many years. In explaining the decision, the US State Department stated:“This determination was made based on […]