In late October 2019, US Senator Jim Inhofe introduced the Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act. The Act would prohibit abortion based on an unborn child having Down Syndrome. (Here is a link to press release from Senator Inhofe.) Companion legislation was also introduced in the House. A number of states have passed similar […]
Here is a link to an excellent essay in Public Discourse by Tom Cavanaugh. The title of the essay is “Why the Hippocratic Oath Prohibits Physician-Assisted Suicide.” Here is a brief excerpt: “By respecting this venerable boundary [between killing and healing], physicians can resist society’s chronic tendency to conflate the roles of healer and wounder. […]
Here is a link to story in the Washington Times about the DOJ decision. A decision by the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit requires the government to facilitate abortions for undocumented minors in federal custody. The Department of Justice has decided not to appeal the ruling. It seemed likely that Justice Kavanaugh […]
That’s the title of a good article by Michael Cook. Cook notes the good news that assisted suicide and euthanasia are still illegal in most of the world, and that the World Medical Association has recently reaffirmed its opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.