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Bill Saunders on two pro-life heroes

Here is a link to a piece by Bill Saunders (of Americans United for Life) on two pro-life heroes–Pope John Paul II and Terri Schiavo. Richard M.

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Nan Maitland’s assisted suicide

Here is a link (from the National Right to Life News and the blog of Peter Saunders) to a troubling instance of assisted suicide. Richard M.

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“Elderly Belgian couple euthanized together”

That’s the report on Wesley Smith’s blog. See Smith asks: “Why is anyone surprised?  Once we accept killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering, there are no brakes.  Belgium is merely jumping the most enthusiastically off the vertical moral cliff.” Richard M.

Assisted suicide Euthanasia Hospice Philosophy

lecture by John Keown

Professor John Keown (Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University) will be giving a lecture in London (Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster) on May 16, 2011. The lecture, which is entitled “The provision of palliative care: an ethical and legal duty?”, is sponsored by by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. See Professor Keown will also speak on […]

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Bioethics in Clinical Care

Dr. Andrew Trew will conduct a series of five workshops titled “Bioethics in Clinical Care” in the metropolitan Cleveland, Ohio area February 16 and 23 and March 2, 16, and 23.  Participants can earn ten CME/CEU credits.  Topics include bioethics consultations, treatment decisions, competent and incompetent patients, early life and end of life care, advanced […]

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India’s Terri Schiavo case?

On the European Life Network blog, Pat Buckley has an interesting post about a case in India that raises some of the same issues presented in the Terri Schiavo case. The case involves Aruna Shanbaug who has been seriously disabled since 1973. One interesting twist is that the effort to have Ms. Shanbaug’s feeding halted comes from a […]

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Vermont bill to legalize assisted suicide has major flaws

Here is Wesley Smith’s commentary on some of the problems with a Vermont bill that would legalize assisted suicide. Richard M.

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Haas v. Switzerland/ assisted suicide case

Here is a link to a press release from the European Centre for Law and Justice on a recent decision from the European Court of Human Rights on assisted suicide. The decision rejected the claim of a man who claimed a right to obtain a lethal drug without a prescription, as Swiss law requires. Here is the […]

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Wesley Smith’s response to Jack Kevorkian’s lecture at UCLA

Here is Wesley Smith’s response to the news that Jack Kevorkian will be lecturing at UCLA on January 15, 2011. Smith comments near the conclusion of his post: “Few things better illustrate the degradation and degeneration of our culture than the elevation of Kevorkian in the media and popular culture to respectability and adulation. ”  Richard M.

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update on end of life counseling regulations

The Obama Administration has shelved the end of life counseling regulations. Here are links to Wesley Smith’s commentary. Richard M.