Archive for May 2018

Rachel MacNair on “Our Pro-Life Future”

Rachel MacNair, a frequent speaker at University Faculty for Life conferences, has just published a very good piece in the June/July 2018 issue of First Things. Her essay is entitled “Our Pro-Life Future.” I can’t locate an on-line version but I encourage readers to find a copy. MacNair focusses on positive trends–declines in the number of abortions and in […]

Iowa’s Governor Signs Heartbeat Law

Here is a link to a story about Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signing a law that prohibits abortions after the unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat.

AMA Ethics Committee Affirms Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

Here is a link to a piece by Wesley Smith reporting on the good news that the AMA Ethics Committee has reaffirmed its opposition to the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. This is important news because changes by medical associations on this issue have been relied upon in jurisdictions that have legalized assisted suicide. This action […]

“The Push to Starve Dementia Patients Appears in the New York Times”

Here is a link to a good piece by Wesley Smith. Here is his conclusion: “It is a sign of our times that acts and omissions that only a few years ago would have epitomized elder abuse, now receives the full-court bioethical press in the Establishment ‘paper of record.’  This is precisely how radical proposals […]