Archive for February 2018

Wesley Smith on the “Gerber Baby”

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.

“Unwelcome Guests: Disabled People and the New Eugenics”

Here is a link to a recently published essay by my colleague Steve Mikochik who explains why disabled people are so considered about the legalization of assisted suicide.

“Beyond Roe: A Global Roadmap for the Pro-Life Movement”

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 […]

Wesley Smith on Death with Dignity

Here is a link to a good column by Wesley Smith on true death with dignity

Germain Grisez, R.I.P.

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.

“Echoes of Charlie Gard”

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 […]