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Tom Cavanaugh on the Hippocratic Oath and Assisted Suicide

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. […]

“DOJ sidesteps Supreme Court battle over illegal immigrant teen abortions”

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 […]

“Globally, opposition to euthanasia dwarfs end-of-life movements”

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.

Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on a decision from a federal district court judge blocking enforcement of an Alabama abortion law that would have banned most abortions. The ruling was not unexpected. Alabama plans to appeal the ruling. A story on courthousenews.com detailed the reaction of Alabama’s Attorney General: “Alabama Attorney General Steve […]

Rachel Morrison on the June Medical Services case

Here is a link to a very good article on the June Medical Services case. June Medical Services involves the constitutionality of Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The case will be argued before the US Supreme Court later this Term.

“A Chance to Challenge Roe?”

Here is a link to a good essay by Kevin Walsh analyzing the June Medical Services case, which the Supreme Court recently agreed to review. Here is his concluding paragraph: “Instead of expecting anything dramatic, look for Roberts to engage in a careful comparison and contrast of the record on review, which differs significantly for […]