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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 […]

Alfie Evans, R.I.P.

Here is a story on the death of Alfie Evans. Here is a good essay by Carter Snead on the whole situation. Here is an article from a few years ago by Prof. Laura Hoffman entitled “Hospital Medical Futility Policy & the Severely Disabled Child: Is Disability a Death Sentence?”  

“Alfie Evans and Our Moral Crossroads”

Here is a link to a good piece by Charles Camosy on the Alfie Evans case. Here is Camosy’s conclusion—“Enough with the deference to the medical and legal establishment and its judgements about which lives are worth living. Now is a time for choosing. The most vulnerable require our clear and uncompromising support.”