Archive for February 2018

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 […]

Senate Fails to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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.