Here is a link to an excellent essay by Chris Kaczor. The essay, which is entitled “The Ostrich Defense of Abortion,” is a critique of a recent law review article by Chemerinsky and Goodwin. Here is a portion of Kaczor’s conclusion: “In sum, Chemerinsky and Goodwin’s defense of legal abortion does not take into account, let […]
That’s the title of a recent article by Fabian Stahle, a Swedish researcher. The article was noted in a recent post by Alex Schadenberg. Here is the abstract of Stahle’s article: “The international movement that promotes the legalisation of euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is propelled by highly potent psychological mechanisms to overcome the resistance to its agenda. […]
Here is a link to essay by Deidre Cooper and Kody Cooper discussing a Texas law requiring the humane disposition of fetal remains. The essay also critiques a recent federal court decision enjoining the Texas law. Here is the conclusion of the essay: “[The federal judge] dredges up the tired bad-faith argument, that Texans are just trying to […]
Here is a link to an excellent piece by Wesley Smith on the selection of Lucas Warren, a baby with Down syndrome, as the Gerber Baby of 2018.
Here is a link to a recently published essay by my colleague Steve Mikochik who explains why disabled people are so concerned about the legalization of assisted suicide.
Here is a link to a very good piece by Stefano Gennarini published by Public Discourse. Here are his concluding paragraphs— “We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the history of the pro-life movement internationally. And it requires President Trump to once again challenge the status quo. His willingness to defy the seemingly unassailable orthodoxies of […]
Here is a link to a good column by Wesley Smith on true death with dignity
Here is a link to a very good essay by John Finnis on Germain Grisez. Grisez passed away on February 1, 2018. Grisez was a prolific scholar who contributed important work on many topics, including abortion and euthanasia. Here is a link to a comprehensive website (The Way of the Lord Jesus) detailing Grisez’s work.
Here is a good article by John Burger discussing several cases in the UK involving disputes between doctors and parents about the medical treatment that ought to be provided to children. In the cases discussed, doctors have decided to discontinue treatment they regard as futile. The parents want to have treatment provided or want to seek […]
On January 29, 2018, the Senate, by a vote of 51-46, failed to invoke cloture and thus prevented a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. Here and here are news items about the Senate’s action.