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  • [Today's] Moral Issues

    04/12/2014 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    CatholicsComeHome.org ^ | not given | CatholicsComeHome.org
    Moral Issues Making moral choices in our modern world can be confusing and difficult. With so many temptations and influences pulling us in all directions, and the pressures of life driving us toward the seemingly “easy” path, it is comforting to know that Jesus Christ, through His Church, has blessed us with clear moral framework to guide us toward a happy, fulfilling life.It makes perfect sense that our Creator, who made us and designed us to work in a certain way, would know what’s best for us. Fortunately, He gifted the Church with His advice on how to live...
  • Retired art teacher committed suicide because of frustration with modern life

    04/07/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:32AM BST 06 Apr 2014 | Claire Carter
    A retired art teacher committed suicide at the Dignitas clinic because she was frustrated at the lack of interaction in modern life, because of our reliance on computers and the Internet. The 89-year-old, who asked only to be identified as Anne before her death, was frustrated with the trappings of modern life, including fast food, consumerism and the amount of time people spend watching television. Anne, a former electrician with the Royal Navy, was not terminally ill or seriously handicapped and traveled to Dignitas in Switzerland last month. Before her death she told the Sunday Times: People are becoming more...
  • Russia Bans Belgium From Adopting Kids Because They May be Euthanized

    03/20/2014 1:15:28 AM PDT · by kathsua · 26 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/19/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Cheryl Eckstein, the leader of the Compassionate Healthcare Network sent out an important news story from Russia concerning Belgium extending euthanasia to children. The Voice of Russia reported on March 9, 2014 stated that: Russian officials have come up with a proposal to ban child adoption by citizens of countries where child euthanasia is permissible. The report states: Russian MPs have proposed to put a ban on child adoption by citizens of countries where the euthanasia of underage children is allowed. A lawyer, Larisa Pavlova, the Chairwoman of the board of Directors of the Parents Committee (a public organization) shares...
  • After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? [2012 peer reviewed article]

    02/23/2014 5:56:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Journal of Medical Ethics / British Medical Journal ^ | March, 2012 | Alberto Giubilini, Francesca Minerva
    Abstract Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call after-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled. Previous SectionNext Section Introduction Severe abnormalities of the fetus...
  • Catholic Caucus: Euthanasia in Belgium - Its True Name

    02/21/2014 7:31:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    theBeacon ^ | 02.20.14 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    In the English language, the word Spartan has come to mean austere. The culture of ancient Sparta was so harsh that mothers would send their sons off to war with the warning, Return with your shield or on it. Spartan austerity began at birth. New-born infants were examined and if they were not fit, they were left to die. Infanticide was not unusual in the ancient world. But, in Sparta, it was managed by the state with chilling efficiency. What mattered most was not the individual, but the nation. Weak individuals were not allowed to drain the strength of one...
  • Belgium's humane stance on dying kids (True Colors of Liberalism Alert)

    02/20/2014 10:21:21 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/20/2014 | Meghan Daum
    It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in dying. Adults there have been able to do that since 2002, and a few other European countries have similar measures. But last Thursday's action, which is expected to be signed into law by King Philippe, will make Belgium the first to extend the right to minors faced with "constant and unbearable suffering." International headlines ensued, including some rather aggrieved...
  • Recalling Euthanasias Legacy of Death

    02/19/2014 1:03:22 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    During a debate on the Senate floor in 1996, at the time of President Clintons veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion, there was an incident reported in an article in the Washington Post: Not five feet away, Republican Senator, Rick Santorum turned to face the opposition and in a high, pleading voice cried out, where do we draw the line? Some people have likened this procedure to an appendectomy. Thats not an appendix, he shouted, pointing to a drawing of a fetus. That is not a blob of tissue. It is a baby. Its a baby. And...
  • Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors....

    02/15/2014 8:59:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    mail online ^ | Damien Gayle
    FULL TITLE: Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors in illegal mercy killings, claims retired GP British doctors have secretly killed terminally sick children by giving them 'huge' overdoses of painkillers, it was claimed yesterday. Hours after Belgium became the first country in the world to allow the euthanasia of children, a retired GP suggested it was already happening, informally, in Britain. Dr Michael Irwin told an LBC Radio debate: 'It has happened in this country, very quietly. I know of one or two children over the last few years.'
  • Belgium Child Euthanasia 'Opens Door None Can Shut'

    02/14/2014 3:23:08 PM PST · by xzins · 28 replies
    CBN ^ | February 14, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    The decision by Belgium's parliament to legalize euthanasia for children of any age has opponents warning the European nation has crossed a dangerous threshold. Pro-life protestors were out in force before the vote, with Marie Schwarz, a mother of four, saying that euthanasia is a "failure." "It is death," she said. "It is not a pain killer." Supporters called Belgium's euthanasia law necessary and compassionate. But critics said it's a dangerous, slippery slope. Under the new law, if both parents agree their child should be killed, three doctors and a psychologist would then have to certify that the child was...
  • Belgium Parliament passes law allowing children to be euthanized

    02/14/2014 9:01:23 AM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | February 13, 2014 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    BRUSSELS, February 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Belgium has become the first country in the world to approve euthanasia for children of all ages after the country’s parliamentarians passed the controversial bill today in a vote of 86 to 44, with 12 MPs abstaining. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, called the move a “form of abandonment.” “Belgium has abandoned the elderly, and now they are saying they will abandon their children,” he told LifeSiteNews. Schadenberg said the new law is not about ending suffering for children with disabilities, but about expanding the “categories that are eligible...
  • Belgium's parliament votes through child euthanasia

    02/13/2014 1:07:21 PM PST · by Cronos · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | BBC
    Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions....Opponents argue children cannot make such a difficult decision. It is twelve years since Belgium legalised euthanasia for adults. In the Netherlands, Belgium's northern neighbour, euthanasia is legal for children over the age of 12, if there is parental consent.Under the Dutch conditions, a patient's request for euthanasia can be fulfilled by a doctor if the request is "voluntary and well-considered" and the patient is suffering unbearably, with no prospect of improvement. One man in the...
  • Dutch euthanasia minister, 81, found dead in mysterious circumstances in her garage

    02/11/2014 10:37:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:24 EST, 11 February 2014 | Damien Gayle
    The former Dutch health minister who drafted the Netherlands law legalizing euthanasia has been found dead in her garage. Police in Utrecht say an initial post-mortem examination to determine the cause of Els Borsts death was inconclusive, but they have ruled out natural causes. A spokesman said that investigators suspect that she died as a result of an accident or possibly a crime, but they will not know until a full examination has been completed.
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • Family promise gave life to man in 31-year coma

    01/26/2014 4:30:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    AP ^ | January 25, 2014
    As his 7-year-old son Mikey lay in a hospital bed on life support, the victim of a drunk driver who had smashed into his family's car, Paul Cortez took the boy's hand and made a solemn promise to God: If his son survived, no matter in what condition, he and his family would always be there for him. It was a promise the family would keep for 31 years ... Although he would never emerge from the persistent vegetative state his father had found him in that night, Mikey's family was not only there for him but also gave him...
  • Brain Death: Making the Distinctions

    01/22/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 22, 2014 | Matthew Hanley
    Hundreds of thousands of people will be marching around the country today to protest the wholesale slaughter of life in the womb. Catholics and others have kept that fight alive, to good effect, for decades. But as a faith that values both faith and reason, Catholicism makes careful distinctions on other life issues as well.Most people, for instance, are not familiar with what, specifically, constitutes brain death. It is not the most pleasant of topics to ponder. And, thank God, few of us have a pressing reason to do so. But the tragic case of a 13-year-old Oakland girl, Jahi...
  • Judge: Docs can prescribe meds for aid in dying (Rules self-euthanizing a fundamental right)

    01/13/2014 2:17:35 PM PST · by xzins · 100 replies
    ABQ Journal.com ^ | 13 Jan 14 | Scott Sandlin
    State law provides a fundamental right to a terminally ill, competent patient to choose a physicians aid in getting prescription medications that will allow a peaceful death, a state judge ruled Monday in a seminal case. Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash said Drs. Katherine Morris and Aroop Mangalik, both oncologists at the University of New Mexico Hospital, could not be prosecuted under the states Assisted Suicide Statute, which is defined as the act of deliberately aiding another in the taking of his own life. The practice recognizes that the patient is dying from his or her underlying disease and...
  • In Munoz Case, CBSs Norah ODonnell A Lone Media Voice for Life

    01/08/2014 1:04:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/8/2014 | Katie Yoder
    In bioethical matters of life and death, the liberal media can generally be counted on to come down on the side of death. But once in a while, exceptions arise. CBSs Norah ODonnell joined a panel with her This Morning co-anchor Charlie Rose and legal analyst Jack Ford on January 6 to discuss the heated controversy of brain dead Marlise Munoz, a Texas woman who remains on life support because of her unborn baby. Predictably, many liberals believe Munoz should be taken off life support and allowed to die along with her now 18-week-old unborn infant. But ODonnell argued...
  • Terri Schiavo family becomes involved in Jahi's case [Oakland Teen Facing Death]

    01/02/2014 5:48:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/1/14
    The family of Terri Schiavo, a comatose woman who died in 2005, has become involved in helping the family of a comatose California teenager. Jahi McMath's family hopes to transfer the 13-year-old from Children's Hospital Oakland to New Beginnings, a New York facility dedicated to Schiavo's memory, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Jahi's family has gone to court to force Children's to keep her on a ventilator, while the hospital contends she is brain dead. Schiavo was the focus of a lengthy legal battle between her husband, who wanted to remove her from a feeding tube and allow her...
  • Do Propagandists from Klanned Parenthood Control Margaret Sanger Wikipedia Page?

    12/24/2013 4:21:02 PM PST · by Diago · 11 replies
    The discussion board over at 4chan.org seems to be on to something: Holy sh** have you people read the Margaret Sanger wikipedia article? It's like Planned Parenthood themselves wrote it. It makes light of her racism and eugenics beliefs, and even says under 'Legacy': >''Many who are opposed to the legalization of abortion frequently condemn Sanger by questioning her fitness as a mother and criticizing her views on race, abortion, and eugenics.[61][62][note 8] In spite of such attacks, Sanger continues to be regarded as an icon for the American reproductive rights movement and woman's rights movement.'' Yes, because if...
  • Insanity: Belgian Senate passes bill permitting doctors to euthanize children

    12/13/2013 4:11:30 PM PST · by DBCJR · 13 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Thu Dec 12, 2013 15:16 EST | by John-Henry Westen
    In 50-17 vote today, the Belgian Senate approved a bill that would allow euthanasia for children. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for final approval before being sent to the King to be signed into law. Most political observers are predicting the passage of the bill. Currently the law in Belgium allows euthanasia requests for those over 18 and of sound mind, although it is acknowledged that these restrictions are widely ignored. The bill allows euthanasia, with parental consent, for children experiencing intolerable physical pain and who are suffering from a terminal medical condition....
  • Belgium: Senate Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

    12/13/2013 10:19:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | 12/12/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The Belgian Senate voted today 50-17 to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The vote today in the full Senate comes after a Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. There is still a chance to stop the bill in the House of Representatives, though pro-life campaigners fear it will become law. Currently the Belgian euthanasia law limits euthanasia...
  • Parents plead to be able to help terminally ill children die [G-d help us]

    11/29/2013 8:27:20 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2013 | Diana Magnay
    Brussels, Belgium (CNN) -- As little Ella-Louise faded away, her tiny, frail body wracked with pain, her heartbroken mother was left to look on, feeling powerless. Linda van Roy says she could do nothing to help her terminally ill baby in the last hours of her life. "In that period, they tell you it's best not to give any fluids, because babies survive on little drops of liquid," she said. "So we stopped feeding her. In the end, it was bones and skin and no more baby left." Ten-month-old Ella-Louise died two years ago with Krabbe disease, a rare and...
  • Belgium expands use of euthanasia to children, if parents agree

    11/27/2013 12:28:39 PM PST · by AstralisLux · 18 replies
    Spero News ^ | 11/27/2013 | Martin Barillas
    A committee in Belgium's senate has approved today by a wide margin a bill that would allow euthanasia for minors, so long as they have the approval of their parents and a team of medical experts. The bill is intended for children who are experiencing 'unbearable' pain, thus expanding Belgiums laws on euthanasia that are already on the books.
  • Belgium: Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia

    11/27/2013 10:29:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Laura Smith-Spark and Diana Magnay
    CNN) -- A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Belgian Senate committee Wednesday. The panel voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions, the communications director for the Senate, Patrick Peremans, told CNN. The vote is one stage in a legislative process -- the bill must clear other hurdles before it becomes law. Belgium passed legislation in 2002 allowing voluntary euthanasia for adults.
  • Contraception, Abortion, and now Euthanasia: Demographics is Destiny

    11/22/2013 10:55:45 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 7 replies
    Pro-life Healthcare Alliance ^ | 11/22/13 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Contraception, Abortion, and now Euthanasia: Demographics is Destiny.by Brian Kopp, DPM The historical and universal Christian prohibition on contraception, which dates back to the Apostles, was first shaken by the Anglican Church's 1930 Lambeth Conference, the first Christian body ever to condone contraception. Although the Anglicans limited contraception to what they termed exceptional cases, they cracked open a door that had previously been tightly shut. Within three decades, most Protestant denominations had abandoned the universal Christian prohibition against contraception and, by the early 1970s, much of Eastern Orthodoxy had dropped its prohibition on barrier methods. The connection between the...
  • All Of President Obamas Pardoned Turkeys Are Dead

    11/19/2013 11:42:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    US News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nikki Schwab
    Its that time of the year again folks, when two lucky turkeys come to Washington, spend time at a swanky hotel, get some facetime with President Obama at the White House, before spending the rest of their days at a historic Virginia farm. But those days are always short. Gobbler and Cobblerlast years set of turkeys who attended the annual Presidential Turkey Pardonhave both died, Whispers has learned. Gobbler, Cobblers understudy, died in February. Cobbler, 2012s official pardoned turkey, lived through the summer and was euthanized on Aug. 22.
  • Hemlock Society Founder Pushes for Euthanasia of Mentally Ill People

    11/05/2013 7:50:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 49 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 11/5/13 | Wesley J. Smith
    Hemlock Society Founder Pushes for Euthanasia of Mentally Ill People by Wesley J. Smith | LifeNews.com | 11/5/13 10:37 AM It really is astounding how the media continue to assume that assisted suicide/euthanasia is only for the terminally ill.Here’s the latest example: Hemlock Society founder Derek Humphry was in Arizona advocating for assisted suicide for the mentally ill, and Arizona Star columnist Tim Steller is shocked!From the article: If you think the idea of assisted suicide is controversial, welcome to the farthest frontier in the debate. Announcing his visit to Tucson for two Nov. 23 presentations, Derek Humphry, a pioneer...
  • Belgium Considering New Euthanasia Law for Kids

    10/31/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | Maria Cheng
    <p>Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?</p> <p>In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.</p>
  • Quebec Takes First Step to Legalize Euthanasia

    10/29/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | October 29, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The Quebec National Assembly voted today on Bill 52 (An Act respecting end-of-life care) that takes the Canadian province once step closer to legalizing euthanasia.The vote comes as an opinion poll indicates most Quebec residents do not favor the bill’s provisions for “medical aid in dying.”In an online survey of almost 500 residents conducted October 23-28 by Abingdon Research, 47% said Bill 52 requires further study, while another 14% expressed opposition. Only a minority – 35% – were in favour of the bill.Natalie Sonnen, executive director of LifeCanada, said the poll also highlighted problems with the bill’s use of the...
  • Culture of Death: Belgium Eyes Child Euthanasia

    10/21/2013 6:26:27 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    CBN News ^ | Oct 21, 2013 | Dale Hurd
    BRUSSELS -- Since euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002, Belgians have been euthanized for blindness, depression, anorexia nervosa, and a botched sex change operation. Now, Belgians want to allow euthanasia for children. Under legislation currently being debated in the Belgian Parliament, terminally ill or suffering children under 18 could be euthanized if they request it, their parents consent to it, and an expert deems the child capable of understanding their decision. The bill is widely supported and is expected to become law. ***snip*** Not only do two thirds of Belgians favor the new euthanasia bill, but in a controversial...
  • Australian March for Babies turns violent: U.S. pro-life activists, MPs assaulted by pro-abort mob

    10/12/2013 8:06:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10-12-13 | John Jalsevac
    American pro-life activist Bryan Kemper says he is bruised and sore, but recovering, after a mob of pro-abortion counter-protesters attacked him and his team of pro-life activists during the March for the Babies in Melbourne, Australia. Kemper, the founder of Prolife Stand True Ministries, told LifeSiteNews.com today that he was thrown to the ground and repeatedly kicked. Several other members of his team were also roughed up. Pro-life Victoria Member of Parliament Bernie Finn also told the press that he was belted in the head and pelted with eggs, and that fellow pro-life MP Andrew Elsbury was thrown to the...
  • 'Painless death' or 'precipitous cliff'? Transsexual chooses euthanasia after failed operation

    10/05/2013 2:54:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/04/13 | Alexander Smith
    A high-profile case of a Belgian transsexual who chose to be killed by medical euthanasia after a sex-change operation turned him into a "monster" has highlighted the soaring number of people in the region electing to die this way and has raised fresh questions over the controversial practice. Nathan Verhelst, born Nancy, gave an interview to a local newspaper hours before his death this week citing his "unbearable psychological suffering" rather than a terminal or degenerative physical illness as his reason for dying voluntarily. "When I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new...
  • For the anti-humanist group Church of Euthanasia, abortion is a sacrament

    10/02/2013 4:20:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10-2-13 | Kristen Walker Hatten
    I first learned of the Church of Euthanasia in high school, when a friend of mine gave me one of their bumper stickers. It was years later, when the Internet became a part of our lives, that I finally looked them up. Im telling you about them today because this pro-death cult is the logical end result of our death-obsessed culture. The churchs origin story is both ridiculous and disturbing: The Church of Euthanasia was inspired by a dream, in which Rev. Chris Korda confronted an alien intelligence known as The Being who speaks for the inhabitants of Earth in...
  • Belgian killed by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation

    10/01/2013 3:31:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/1/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst, 44, was given legal euthanasia, most likely a lethal injection, on Monday afternoon on the grounds of "unbearable psychological suffering". Wim Distelmans, the doctor who carried out the euthanasia, is the same doctor who late last year gave lethal injections to deaf twins who were frightened they were also going blind. "I was the girl that nobody wanted," Mr Verhelst told Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper in the hours before her death. "While my brothers were celebrated, I got a storage room above the garage as a bedroom. 'If only you had been a boy', my mother...
  • We dont let animals suffer, says Prof. Stephen Hawking as he backs assisted suicide

    09/17/2013 10:06:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:05PM BST 17 Sep 2013 | Claire Duffin
    Professor Stephen Hawking, the scientist, has given his backing to the legalization of assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Prof. Hawking, 71, who has motor neuron disease, said, We don't let animals suffer, so why humans? In an interview, he said he believed those who helped loved ones die should escape prosecution if they were suffering from a terminal illness and in pain. But there must be safeguards that the person concerned genuinely wants to end their life, and they are not being pressurized into it or have it done without their knowledge and consent, as would have been...
  • National Health Care: Medicine in Germany, 1918-1945

    08/18/2013 12:56:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Freeman ^ | 11/1/1993 | MARC S. MICOZZI M.D.
    Does the modern bureaucratization of medicine risk a return to the horrors of national socialist medicine? NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by MARC S. MICOZZI M.D. Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D., a physician and anthropologist, directs the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C., which recently brought from Berlin the exhibition, The Value of the Human Being: Medicine in Germany 1918-1945, curated by Christian Pross and Gtz Aly. Today we are concerned about issues such as doctor-assisted suicide, abortion, the use of fetal tissue, genetic screening, birth control and sterilization, health-care rationing and the ethics of medical research on animals...
  • Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

    08/14/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/14/2013 | Maggie Fox
    A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing its possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious. Three people tested using a special form of MRI called functional magnetic resonance imaging were able to answer simple yes or no questions, the team at Western University in London, Ontario report. They say their findings dont mean everyone in a coma or a persistent vegetative state is conscious, but it should help doctors...
  • Greedy Obamacare supporters exposed by signing for Mandatory Euthanasia for Senior Citizens

    08/11/2013 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/11/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Mark Dice is back with another great video showing us how Obamas America has created a greedy government dependent nation. Notice the oinker at 3:30 saying Absolutely! to killing old people so she can take their health care coverage.
  • Former CRS head Bishop Lynch says pro-lifers attack Catholic agencies as money raising scheme

    08/09/2013 2:17:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | August 8, 2013 | Patrick B. Craine
    Former CRS head Bishop Lynch says pro-lifers attack Catholic agencies as money raising scheme BY PATRICK B. CRAINE Thu Aug 08, 2013 14:43 EST ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, August 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) A bishop who formerly headed Catholic Relief Services has issued a vigorous defense of the relief agency while at the same time accusing its pro-life critics of attacking CRS as a money raising scheme. Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, who served as chairman of CRS board of trustees from 2001 to 2007, made the charge in a Wednesday post on his personal blog that was co-published...
  • Valuing All of the Facets of Life

    07/22/2013 6:56:12 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 1 replies
    Ignitum Today ^ | 21 July 2013 | Matthew Olson
    ... "We are all complicit in the 'culture of death' that has rocked the world. How many of us can honestly say that we have done our best to ensure the protection of all of the vulnerable, whether they be in a womb, in a wheelchair, or in a coma? I, for one, certainly cannot. And, judging by the poll numbers on life issues, most other Americans cannot, either. Why are we in this predicament? We have far-left media that purport to report the news and cover issues of import, but refuse to cover things like the Gosnell trial. We...
  • The Grim Effects of Liberals' Death-Obsession (repost)

    07/11/2013 7:28:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-11-2013 | Keith Riler
    Question: What do homeless dogs, poor babies, and the infirm elderly have in common? Answer: Liberals want them all dead. Static analysis, the absence of the virtue of hope, and a failure to realize that joy can exist in suffering are the hallmarks of modern liberalism -- the result of which is an inhuman and arrogant callousness. --------- Liberals' reasons for killing animals, children, and the elderly are disturbingly similar. Each should die because of the (liberal's) expectation of the failure of each to live up to (the liberal's) standards. This cold brutality is rooted in the mistaken belief that...
  • The website that records the last word of EVERY prisoner executed in Texas

    07/08/2013 12:59:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:32 EST, 8 July 2013 | Ashley Collman
    A quick Google search can tell you what John Lennons last words were, but for anyone who isnt a celebrity, last words are either forgotten or unmemorable. In the case of death row convicts in the state of Texas, they may not all be famous, but their words are being preserved forever. Ever since the death penalty was reinstated in December 1982, last words have been recorded, and more recently theyve been posted on a penitentiary website. Texas euthanizes more convicts than any other state in the U.S., having reached their monumental 500th execution on June 26.
  • The tragic reality of 'covert euthanasia'

    06/28/2013 12:12:31 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 1 replies
    American Life League ^ | June 27, 2013 | Matt C. Abbott
    The tragic reality of 'covert euthanasia' Thursday, June 27, 2013 - By Matt C. Abbott Pope Francis has spoken about the tragic reality of covert euthanasia.From a May 6, 2013 Catholic News Service :While the fight to preserve life is often centered on abortion and capital punishment, the future Pope Francis also warned against a more subtle form of disregard for human dignitywhat he called covert euthanasia.In this consumerist, hedonist and narcissistic society, we are accustomed to the idea that there are people that are disposable, among them, the elderly, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio said in a recently published book.Citing...
  • Bitter irony: children once again to be euthanized in Belgium/Netherlands 70 years after Nazis

    06/18/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 18, 2013 | PETER SAUNDERS
    June 18, 2013 (PJSaunders) - In this last week both Belgium and the Netherlands have taken major steps towards euthanasia for children. A consensus among members of the Belgian Federal Parliament has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop. If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books formally allowing the practice. Belgium became the second country in the world...
  • Belgian Parliament Posed To Approve Child Euthanasia Law

    06/11/2013 3:56:39 PM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 6/11/13 | Connor Adams Sheets
    A consensus among members of the legislative body has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop. If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books allowing the practice, although the Netherlands has since 2005 not prosecuted doctors who perform euthanasia on some minors as long as the doctors act in accordance with a set of...
  • Euthanasia by the back door: Hospitals 'death pathway' is open to error (UK's NHS)

    06/02/2013 7:16:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03 September 2009 | Daniel Martin
    Terminally ill patients are dying prematurely because of a controversial 'death pathway' being followed by NHS doctors. Medical experts have warned some patients are being wrongly labelled as close to dying when they still have months to live. They say the system used by the Health Service and many care homes could amount to 'backdoor euthanasia'. Under the Liverpool Care Pathway, doctors can withdraw fluids and drugs from patients if they are deemed close to death. Many are then put on continuous sedation so they die free of pain. But sedation can often mask signs of improvement, meaning doctors may...
  • UK Targets Disabled for Euthanasia as a Cost-Saving Measure

    06/02/2013 6:39:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Bobby Schindler
    In a chilling story by Rebekah Maxwell, people with disabilities in the UK are being targeted to be euthanized based on what she claims is the almighty dollar. From Do No Harm: Doctors Killing Disabled People?: But a much more practical motivation also exists, and it goes ka-ching. In a land of nationalized health care, every worker pays into the system, so everybody can access the system. But some people are too weak, too old, too disabled to work. Yet they still need medical treatment, draining the system of resources without contributing to the pot. No longer does the UK...
  • Man, 83, becomes first Briton to choose Dignitas assisted suicide because he had dementia

    05/31/2013 2:56:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:06 EST, 30 May 2013 | John Stevens
    A retired professional man has become the first British dementia patient to end his life at the Dignitas clinic. The wealthy 83-year-old chose to travel to the controversial clinic in Switzerland because he did not want to face the agony of the progressive disease. He is believed to be the first person to use the clinics services solely because of dementia. The unnamed man from England went to the clinic after obtaining a report from a psychiatrist stating he was mentally competent to choose to kill himself.
  • The Coercive Freedom of Choice

    05/03/2013 5:31:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | May 3, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    We are becoming a society in which choice and self-defined identities trump once-common values and traditional beliefs. But contrary to the rhetoric of its defenders, this shift is not a simple advance for freedom. The privileging of choice above all else in fact requires re-engineering the human person and society as a whole, and this will inevitably involve a great deal of coercion. This shift, if it didnt begin with Roe v. Wade, could be said to have been dramatically accelerated by it. Despite continuing opposition by over 50 percent of the American people, abortion is now universally available, in...
  • Shocking 4,620% Increase in Belgium Euthanasia Cases Since Legalization

    04/09/2013 10:21:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/9/13 | Dr. Peter Saunders |
    I have previously highlighted the rapid escalation of euthanasia and assisted suicide cases in the Netherlands, Oregon and Switzerland in recent years but Belgium is eclipsing all of these countries in the race to become the world leader. In 2012, the number of euthanasia cases in Belgium increased by 25%, from 2011 reaching a record level of 1,432 since the practice was legalized in the country in 2002. The Federal Control and Evaluation euthanasia (FCEE), in publishing the data, is now considering to extend the right to citizens who suffer from degenerative mental illnesses like Alzheimers and also children. A...