Topic: sustaining

 They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This story appeared on pa ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Jul 25, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When a fire broke out last week at a Capuchin friary in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, both local Christians and Muslims rushed to put o ... discuss

The above picture is from the Indiana Libertarian Party. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the population of the entire county was 13,402.  Of the towns in the county, Winamac is the largest with a ... discuss

BWesley Smithy Wesley Smith - Published in the Weekly Standard, (Link)July 28, 2014 edition.Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmi ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron saints of the ... discuss

by Jennifer Popik, JD, LifeNews.com: In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did ... discuss

In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car La ... discuss

The last of the Kermit Gosnell co-defendants were sentenced in June, 2014, putting an end to the Philadelphia abortion “House of Horrors” murder saga. Below is a list of charges for which they wer ... discuss

  They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This appears on page one ... discuss

The Bible’s Big StoryWithout a firm grasp on the Bible’s Big Story, its grand meta-narrative, our understanding of the smaller stories and even the Gospel is hindered. Moreover, given how fast ... discuss

The following was previously published in the Western Catholic Reporter, for the Edmonton Archdiocese.Pope John Paul IIOn March 20, 2004, Pope John Paul II delivered an address to an international con ... discuss

 Final Two Gosnell Employees Sentenced By Dave Andrusko Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin LernerLast week, on the first day of the National Right to Life Convention, a conclusion, of ... discuss

It’s been over three years since the release of a Grand Jury report documenting the horrors of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic, and since he and his wife and several workers were charged. ... discuss

Baton Rouge, LA (LiveActionNews) — Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill yesterday which will protect the pre-born children of women who are declared “brain dead” in Louisiana. Earlier this month, ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. Forty-six years ago this July, Pope Paul VI issued his most controversial and, as it turned out, his last, yet most enduring encyclical.  I believe that Humanae vitae is a ... discuss

Earlier this month, for the second year in a row, a statement composed by pro-life and pro-family civil society organizations (including Human Life International) was read before the country ambassado ... discuss

Last Friday, Terry Dean Martin was admitted to Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Beaumont Campus due to complications associated with his kidneys.  On Sunday night at approximately 11 ... discuss

Rape in Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood ‘Gets Even’By Raymond Ibrahim, June 17, 2014 (hat tip Inexion)Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers recently went on a sexual assault and rape spree in Egypt as a w ... discuss

Text: Matthew 28:16-20In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.In today’s Gospel reading Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ... discuss

by Wesley J. Smith Pick your cliche: Give them an inch and they will take a mile; in for a penny in for a pound, etc. In bioethics, there is never a permanent boundary beyond which the utilitarian imp ... discuss

The following news release was issued on June 11, 2014.MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization, today celebrates 46 years of ... discuss

Text: John 17:1-11In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Glory: it is a word that communicates beauty, splendor, majesty, and nobility. The word glory is typic ... discuss

A college student was declared brain dead and discussions began about harvesting his organs. Thankfully he began to respond to questions before it was too late (from ABC News): Two years ago, Sam Sch ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 4, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler In all the accounts of the Resurrection, there is surprise. If it had been expected, future generations might have said it was an hallucination. Th ... discuss

"And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming."1 John 2:28In the Name of Jesus. Amen. Confirmation Student ... discuss

 This photo was taken back in the states at my friend Anthione's birthday party.   There was a lot more of me to love.This was taken last week at a restaurant outside Mall of Asia with ... discuss

Husband of pregnant woman wants her off life supportBy Elizabeth Landau, CNNupdated 4:11 PM EST, Tue December 24, 2013(CNN) -- Erick Munoz wants to see his wife's wish fulfilled this holiday season, b ... discuss

CNN) -- A brain-dead pregnant woman lies on a hospital bed. Doctors want to keep her on life support until they can deliver her baby. An anguished husband waits.At first glance, the case of Robyn Bens ... discuss

Such a tragedy and sad end to this story. While reports now say the baby was not "viable'' and was deformed likely led to the reason the judge may have decided in favor of the husband, I find it ... discuss

  Pro-life women under 40 know that abor ... discuss

Last year, I was encouraged to read that the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Health Care was expected to release a revised/updated Charter for Health Care Workers, this year  (cf., Carol Gl ... discuss

  Canadian Association for Community Living Relieved at Dismis ... discuss

I read an obviously instigative Alternet.org article entitled, "10 Reasons Why the Tea Party is so Unpopular.” It got my attention.I believe that the Radical Leftist Establishment and Leadership abs ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORSeptember 29, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler   The Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael on September 29, is quickly followed by the Feast of the Guardian Angels on ... discuss

I received an obviously well-thought out comment from a reader on an older post that I wish could have been on a different post (it was left on Gay Marriage: The Irony of Liberal Intolerance from ba ... discuss

I came across a headline that posed a bold idea: “Killing MS Patients VIA Assisted Suicide to Harvest their Organs?” As a theoretical question for provocative bioethicists to ponder or advocate, ... discuss

  What is a POLST, and why should you oppose it? by Julie Grimstad August 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form ... discuss

Here is the homily that Pope Francis gave at Castel Gandolfo today, August 15, 2013:Dear Brothers and Sisters!At the end of its Constitution on the Church, the Second Vatican Council left us a very be ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek. ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Author of Walk Me to Midnight I wrote “Thirty Logical Reasons to Vote No on Assisted Suicide” when the issue was on the ballot in Washington state.  It’s now on th ... discuss

A New Theory of Secularization by Mary EberstadtEberstadt's basic argument is that religious decline doesn't just lead to family decline, but rather in some ways also causes it. While I realize this i ... discuss

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of NY and USCCB President Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of PhiladelphiaYour Eminence and Your Excellency: As per Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, representing the H ... discuss

by Robert ColquhounCallum Brown's book, "The death of Christian Britain" challenged the conventional belief that secularisation was a process that started with the Industrial Revolution. It noted the ... discuss

In yesterday's Bucks County Courier Times, a self-identified non-religious individual asked us to imagine ourselves incapacitated and our resultant vulnerability to abuse:"Imagine that you are lying o ... discuss

A Meditation on Transfiguration, Lent, and Easter Today, Ash Wednesday, marks a time when those who follow a liturgical calendar of the Church year change seasons. From the time of Christmas (Jesus, ... discuss

In Book 3 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses we find a version of the story of Narcissus.  Son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope, Narcissus was stunningly handsome but haughty, breaking ... discuss

The Colorado Independent is one of numerous news outlets reporting on the tragic case of Lori Stodghill, her preborn sons, and Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives.... "Lori Stodghill was 31-years ... discuss

A widely reported item about Denver Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives has received some confirmation by Colorado's Catholic bishops."A Catholic hospital in Colorado is arguing in court docum ... discuss

Futile Care Theory claims that doctors and hospital bioethics committees should be empowered to refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment based on their beliefs that the patient’s life is not wort ... discuss

Monopoly?Six "Catholic" hospitals operate within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Organizationally, 1) Holy Redeemer stands alone;  2) Mercy Fitzgerald, 3) Mercy Philadelphia, 4) Mercy Subur ... discuss

Monopoly?As you know, six "Catholic" hospitals operate within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Organizationally, 1) Holy Redeemer stands alone;  2) Mercy Fitzgerald, 3) Mercy Philadelphia, 4 ... discuss

Greetings:On page A11 of the 12/12/12 Bucks County Courier Times, an ad appeared for St. Mary's maternity services.  Noting "24 OB/GYN specialists" and "high-risk pregnancy management e ... discuss

Your Excellencies:Inarguably, there are hospitals for whom the label "Catholic" seems tantamount to false advertising.  Such mislabeling endangers the physical and spiritual h ... discuss

Your Excellencies:There is at least one hospital within the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, for which "Catholic" is a mislabeling that endangers the physical and sp ... discuss

The following article was written by Sun Newspaper Columnist, Michele Mandel and published in the Toronto Sun on December 7, 2012 under the title: Sunnybrook doctors' ability to cut off life support g ... discuss

I've had a few events of late where I have been very conscious of Grace and her presence in my life, and her absence, in the here and now.  I've learned that it's up to me to choose which of thes ... discuss

Your Eminence:I would like to call to your attention Holy Redeemer's Making Your Own Health Care Decisions and its accompanying Advance Directive Form.  These documents fail to specify  ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. (Zenit.org) – Caleb Beaver died at age 16 on Christmas Day in 2011 due to a previously undiagnosed congenital malformation of his blood vessels. His devastated parents a ... discuss

The National Science Teacher’s Association compiles a list of outstanding science books each year. Click on this link to see their titles from years past. Here were their criteria for selection ... discuss

Futile Care Theory (aka medical futility) permits doctors and/or hospital bioethics committees to unilaterally withdraw wanted life-sustaining treatment based on cost and/or quality of life. This isn& ... discuss

I think my entire adult life American public culture has been in a state of moral decay that invites comparison with Weimar Germany or pagan Rome: decadent cultures in decline and about to topple over ... discuss

Commentary Roundup posts are a series of short reviews or overviews of Bible commentaries. I’m working my way through a variety of commentaries, new and old, and hope to highlight helpful resour ... discuss

An article in the New York Daily News, in an article entitled: Grace Sung Eun Lee says she wants to remain on ventilator, explains that Grace SungEun Lee (28), who has a brain tumour and had stated th ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: Faith, family and freedom: it’s a formulation FRC uses all the time, with good reason. Each one of these key components ... discuss

Brothers and sisters, Peace be with you. We are approaching another general election in which we will decide questions of great import to our Nation, and elect the leaders that will carry t ... discuss

A questão da regulação legal do chamado “testamento vital” está entre nós na ordem do dia. Depois de na 11ª legislatura terem sido apresentados quatro projectos de Lei e de a dissolução ... discuss

The HHS mandate associated with the Affordable Care Act nullifies the legal protection of Catholic health care providers to practice in a manner consistent with Catholic teaching on medical ... discuss

Just when you think you have heard every sick & twisted justification for abortion, something like this comes along. Ellen Hawley Roddick admitted in her latest Salon post that abortion ... discuss

Almighty God, As we reflect on this Labor Day in fellowship and in hope we call ourselves a people committed to following You to serve the well-being of others. We commit to one another’s dignity a ... discuss

Almighty God, As we reflect on this Labor Day in fellowship and in hope we call ourselves a people committed to following You to serve the well-being of others. We commit to one another’s dignity a ... discuss

The Following excerpts are from Blessed John Paul II’s encyclical on "work" Laborem Exercens (Sept. 14, 1981) :Man is made to be in the visible universe and image and likeness of God himself, and he ... discuss

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All the Jon Jones love in the MMA community drives me nuts. The guy is clearly a very gifted athlete, has an excellent wrestling base, is a quick study and has awesome physical tools, but the guy stri ... discuss

Tony Nicklinson, the totally paralyzed man in the UK who lost his court quest to be legally euthanized, has died of pneumonia. From the Yahoo News story: A man left paralysed but fully conscious and ... discuss

Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system (http://RT.com)Published: 10 August, 2012,  Edited: 11 August, 2012  (http://rt.com/search/?q=trapwire) article sour ... discuss

The shopper may be the center of any enterprise, which is only proper that entrepreneurs and professionals offer computer support perfect customer satisfaction with the quickest and a lot obtainable m ... discuss

I have noticed that my writing seems to flow in patterns.  Much of that is caused by the flow of news, but I think some of it has to do with certain stories getting my attention, after which I conne ... discuss

The issue of when to cease life-supporting medical treatment–and whether it should be done over the objections of patients/families (Futile Care Theory)–are among the most important bioeth ... discuss

Ron Panzer Ron Panzer is the founder and head of the U.S. based Hospice Patients Alliance.  Below is Part 2 of Mr. Panzer's excellent essay Stairway of Life. MDP _______________ Stairw ... discuss

Press Release: Australian and NZ Society of Palliative Medicine6 August 2012Response to TV3 Prime Time program Sunday August 5th:“We should focus on excellence of hospice and palliative care not eut ... discuss

Today, there are two court decisions from two countries both dealing with a similar question, that being, who has the right to decide when to withdraw medical treatment. The first case, decid ... discuss

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) has taken another well-deserved hit. The Wisconsin Catholic bishops have issued a brilliant statement entitled Upholding the Dignity of Human L ... discuss

by Jean McCarthy July 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews) - In a statement issued yesterday, the Roman Catholic bishops of Wisconsin are warning against the end of life care document called Physician (or Provide ... discuss

by Jean McCarthy July 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews) - In a statement issued yesterday, the Roman Catholic bishops of Wisconsin are warning against the end of life care document called Physician (or Provide ... discuss

Mickey Kaus has been writing about it: Obama weakens welfare reform (again):Here are some quick initial reactions to the administration’s apparent surprising (and possibly illegal) attempt to grant ... discuss

Wesley J. Smith Wesley J. Smith wrote an article called "That Unrepentent Bigotry" for the most recent edition of Human Life Review (New York). It was republished by the Discovery Institute (Seatt ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to all of you. This, according to LifeSiteNews: DENVER, CO, July 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) —Days after Personhood USA president Keith Mason’s home was attacked in ... discuss

DENVER, CO, July 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) —Days after Personhood USA president Keith Mason’s home was attacked in the night leaving his wife and children traumatized, a Personhood volunteer, 69- ... discuss

by Angela O’Brien DENVER, CO, July 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) —Days after Personhood USA president Keith Mason’s home was attacked in the night leaving his wife and children traumatized, a P ... discuss

I don’t even see why this is controversial. An anorexic woman was refusing to eat in the UK–and a judge has ordered her force fed. From the court ruling: E is a 32-year-old woman who suffe ... discuss

Totally free SharePoint Computer software Web template for Pursuing and Handling Issues it support services Passes or Help Desk Aid Difficulties Support companies are classified as the critical factor ... discuss

News Alert:Baby at risk of brain damage has crucial op cancelled because of doctors' strike  needs surgery by Thursday!! Please share and help raise awareness, perhaps he can get donations t ... discuss

By David AltonJesuit Institute Conference – June 13th 2012Catholic Culture – an impossible dream?I will divide my talk which is entitled “Catholic culture and Catholic identity – is it wo ... discuss

The following news release was issued today, June 12.MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization, today celebrates 44 years of de ... discuss

Hat tip goes to TheTeaParty.net for this recent audio from conservative talk show host Mark Levin. Levin states that the Tea Party Movement is as strong as ever and is a powerful force in American pol ... discuss

Man’s Relationship with Woman “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” Genesis 2:18 Unlike some believe, woman being a "he ... discuss

This is a very interesting article that is written by Deborah Coddington and published yesterday in the New Zealand Herald under the title: Is euthanasia for the living or the dying? Coddington i ... discuss

Here we go again! The push to transform the most ill and disabled living human bodies into so many organ farms continues among some bioethicists and within organ transplant ethical discourse. Now ... discuss

My name is Cindy, and unfortunately, my story is not unique.  I’m a post-abortion survivor.  I use this term to help others to understand that not only does abortion kill the unborn child; ... discuss

Of the six Catholic hospitals in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, four fall under the Mercy Health System (i.e., Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia, Mercy Suburban, and Nazareth).  Who directs ... discuss

By Stephen Stone, President, RenewAmerica This installment in our series on Mitt Romney and Mormonism takes a look at the moral imperative God requires of all voters. It's an imperative that has spec ... discuss

The Globe and Mail, one of Canada's national newspapers, published an editorial today entitled: The Supreme Court is right to hear life-support case.The Rasouli familyThe Rasouli case asks the questio ... discuss

On May 17, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against a motion from the Rasouli family asking the Supreme Court to Quash the Rasouli case, a case that seeks to determine whether or not physicians have ... discuss

I was pretty teed off about the Canadian doctors trying to force Hassan Rasouli off of wanted life-sustaining treatment. Then, when I found out that even though they were absolutely wrong in their &# ... discuss

This article was written by Wesley Smith and originally printed in The Daily Caller Opinion on May 11, 2012.When a Canadian man named Hassan Rasouli suffered complications after brain surgery, his doc ... discuss

The British Medical Journal reports that Canadian doctors are seeking Canadian Supreme Court authority to withdraw wanted life-extending treatment. From the May 10, 2012 story (abstract only): Can ... discuss

Toon by A.F. "Tony" Branco Bill Smith, Editor: Francois Hollande, the Socialist and Radical Left Party candidate has been elected as the new President of France replacing the more conservative Nico ... discuss

Activity from January 1 through May 4, 2012 OVERVIEW While many states continue their 2012 legislative sessions, 2012 has already seen significant victories for Life throughout the United States.  ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. The title promises a vast discussion, infinite when it comes to God, and huge and multifaceted when it comes to man. Nevertheless, I’ll keep it brief. J I ... discuss

There are not too many stories from the life of Jesus that made their way into all four of the biblical accounts of his life. Each of the authors writes for a different purpose or to a different audie ... discuss

An Oregon jury recently ruled that a child born with Down syndrome was wrongfully born because her mother would have destroyed her had the prenatal testing been properly performed.  Now, Bioedge repo ... discuss

The case of XB in the UK, a case of a man with motor neuron disease who supposedly wants to have his respirator withdrawn, is not a "right to die" case, it does not extend the right to withdraw treatm ... discuss

From Worldview TimesBy Ed Decker  Almost 30 Years ago, the late BYU Professor and LDS author Cleon Skousen founded the Freemen Institute [later to be called The National Center for Constitutional ... discuss

Samuel Adams by Sam Adams MMIV: On its Editorial Page Editor’s Blog, The New York Times complains, “Long before he became the Republican leader, Senator Mitch McConnell had built a career ou ... discuss

Dr Halliday G. Sutherland Top stories:Sheffield pro-lifers hold roadside vigilPro-lifers have held a roadside vigil in Sheffield highlighting the truth about abortion. 30 members of SPUC from ... discuss

The Medical Intelligentsia is bound and determined to devolve medicine into a technocracy. A professional practices medicine, providing optimal care to each patient as individuals. A technocrat is ... discuss

Mid-Atlantic Folklorists’ Retreat and New York Folk Arts Roundtable, May 23-25, 2012 “Sustaining Culture: A Regional Conversation,” will bring together folk and traditional arts prac ... discuss

Mid-Atlantic Folklorists’ Retreat and New York Folk Arts Roundtable, May 23-25, 2012 “Sustaining Culture: A Regional Conversation,” will bring together folk and traditional arts prac ... discuss

Hassan RasouliThe Winnipeg Free Press editorial on Saturday, April 28 looked at the issue of Medical Fallibility in relation to End-of-Life care decisions and the Rasouli case under the ... discuss

Jim Mullen by Jim Mullen, Contributing Author: In the storied history of our nation, in times of crises, the cream of the American populace blessed our country by rising to the top. When great lead ... discuss

You have to be a pretty interesting person to be able to write three short, funny and spiritually wise biographies before you’re terribly old. Heather King is onesuch. She describes herself as & ... discuss

An article concerning the Rasouli case that was written by Lisa Priest and published today in the Globe and Mail under the title: Vegetative Patient now able to give 'thumbs up,' fueling debate over l ... discuss

Herd bound horses can become dangerous if the problem is certainly not nipped in the bud right away. Still it’s among those problems that so many people are struggling to deal with as it takes a ... discuss

Today is National Sign an Advance Directive Day, or something like that. And the stories are out trying to stimulate us to action. As I have noticed when proposals to legalize assisted suicide are r ... discuss

I’m happy to report that the audio is up for the Together For the Gospel conference main sessions. The panel sessions and break out sessions are not yet available. I was unable to attend, so ... discuss

Thanks to Kate Cann, who posted the link to the entire sickening thing at the RealChoice Facebook group.Here is it -- but get some soul bleach -- the Planned Parenthood / Humbolt County Clergy for Cho ... discuss

Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, says Hillary Rosen provided a clear psychological window on women who despise other women when she showed gut-level contempt ... discuss

In researching old newspapers for the Amsterdam war dead of World War II, I stopped on June 30, 1946. I should have kept going, as I now learn that yet another Amsterdam hero has gone unrecognize ... discuss

I've been greatly encouraged by this complementary Kindle review copy from Booksneeze of Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims are Falling in Love with Jesus by Jerry Trousdale. I ... discuss

Dr. Dianne Irving It has been a decade since Dr. Dianne Irving's article "The Bioethics Mess" appeared in the online publication LifeIssues. Her warnings are more poignant today than when they we ... discuss

Text: Mark 11:1-10 vetica, sans-serif;">Podcast Powered By PodbeanToday is Palm Sunday. It is the day that we remember how Jesus came into Jerusalem. It is the day where Jesus steps into the ... discuss

This is a post I wrote last year for the Great Sabbath rest of Holy Saturday.  After having pondered the depths of Christ's Passion, I thought it would also good to ponder God's entire providence ... discuss

Diane Coleman and Stephen Drake have co-wrote this article that was published in the Wall Street Journal today titled: Second Thoughts Grow on Assisted Suicide. The article is reprinted belo ... discuss

I was recently given an opportunity to review Therese Heckenkamp's "Past Suspicion."  The basic storyline centers around Robin, a 17-year old young adult from upscale California.  In the co ... discuss

The MSM is deeply invested in cutting medical costs by reducing the levels of expensive medical treatments provided to the elderly and very ill unlikely to improve or be cured.  Persuasion is one as ... discuss

Theresa Marie Schindler SchiavoDecember 3, 1963 - March 31, 2005Today marks the seventh anniversary of Terri Schiavo's death. She died after her family lost a prolonged, contentious battle for her rig ... discuss

They keep wanting to force very sick patients off of wanted life-extending treatment.  Known as futile care theory, medical futility, “inappropriate care,” and a few other names, the idea ... discuss

.I have a further concern with something we have been assuming in the recent discussions about abortifacient birth control. That is, the definition of a point in time at which "contraception" becomes ... discuss

Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard is one of the best writers writing. Recently, he took on the “after birth abortion” controversy, which we have dealt with extensively, so no need to ... discuss

Instead of providing support for maintaining international order and sustaining global trade, Chinese military capabilities appear to be focused more on countering the U.S. ... discuss

Radical bioethics–and that constitutes much of the mainstream, in my view–continues to push for a wider death agenda.  Last week, we discussed an article in the Journal of Bioethics that ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: The Founders of our country had what historian Ellis Sandoz has called “a paradoxical sense of the dignity and frailty o ... discuss

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)is an advisory body to the European Union. Based in Strasbourg, France, PACE has more than three hundred delegates.Their pronouncements ... discuss

This is a great story of democratic governance.  Awhile ago, I was informed that Idaho was poised to pass a bill explicitly permitting futile care impositions based on quality of life.  It had passe ... discuss

Wesley Smith, a bio-ethicist and expert on issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide, reported in his blog that a bill to protect Georgia citizens from assisted suicide was introduced.A bill t ... discuss

The Georgia Supreme Court threw out a badly written law that made it a crime, essentially, to advertise to assist suicide but not actually do the deed.  Bad law led to an unforunate, but I think corr ... discuss

The Holy Fathers' criticism of marriage tribunals do not seem to be well known - even among clergy. Even in supposedly "orthodox" circles, Catholic lay people who take interest in this matter are susp ... discuss

In this article at ToRenewAmerica, I wrote about the failure of the “Seamless Garment” perspective of Cardinal Bernadin to provide a proper moral compass for Catholics and other Christians ... discuss

Speaking at the first public event to mark her Diamond Jubilee Year, and in contrast with America's own Diocletian, Queen Elizabeth today reflected upon "the importance of faith in creating and sustai ... discuss

The UK rations health care.  In the UK, people who want life-sustaining or extending treatment can be refused under rationing guidelines or physician refusal.  This is the system into which the Brit ... discuss

At Mirror of Justice, Prof. Robert George writes:... This so-called “accommodation” changes nothing of moral substance and fails to remove the assault on religious liberty and the rights of consci ... discuss

The following is a statement signed by more than three dozen religious scholars and leaders on the Obama administration's announcement regarding its contraceptive coverage policy. It is on Notre Dam ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliWe welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.c ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliWe welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.Bryan Kemper upda ... discuss

CTV W5 produced an exposé on the Rasouli case and other cases where the doctors have unilaterally and without consent decided to withdraw treatment from a patient.http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories ... discuss

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)is an advisory body to the European Union. Based in Strasbourg, France, PACE has more than three hundred delegates.Their pronouncements o ... discuss

The sense of entitlement of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and its supporters would choke a cow.  California is about to run out of cash!–and its supporters worry that it m ... discuss

© Eric M Schumacher — Preached January 29, 2012 at Northbrook Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Audio will be available here.A central issue in our passage this morning is unbelief. We are still ... discuss

The President wanted SOTU to cheer us up this year, and it did me in the sense that he looked weak and defeatable. But it was an even worse speech qua speech than last year's (though it was almost th ... discuss

Ace reviews his Kindle.  I also love my Kindle, and mostly agree with Ace's review, except he thinks the 3G feature is not that useful. Totally disagree that the 3G is not that important.Partly ... discuss

Says the Abortion Ganger who goes by the name "Not Guilty": Here’s the thing: no pro-choicer I know denies that a fetus is human; we deny that it is a person. And there is a distinct difference. . ... discuss

The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article by Douglas B. White, MD and law professor Thaddeus M. Pope, arguing that intractable futile care disputes belong in court.  (In a ... discuss

It seems like Ron Johnson, U.S. senator from Wisconsin, has accomplished more in the first year of his first term than multi-millionaire Democrat Herb Kohl did in nearly 25 years in Washington, and Ru ... discuss

Given the premise that good fiction must ring true to life, Robert Knight, writing in The Washington Times, has taken the time to sketch out a few plot elements on what might happen if a man who hates ... discuss

I have written before about how I used to really like a song by Mary Mary called Shackles.  In the song, these women sing about how God has released the shackles off of their feet so that they ca ... discuss

"In the Church God has placed apostles, prophets, teachers, and every other working of the Spirit, of whom none of those are sharers who do not conform to the Church, but who defraud themselves of lif ... discuss

Farhad Manjoo recently wrote a provocative article for Slate in which he argued that we shouldn’t support our local independent bookstores. According to Manjoo, “buying books on Amazon is ... discuss

Tweet This PostCommercialized Christianity is rearing its ugly head once again but with far more serious and deadly consequences. The Susan G. Komen Foundation has come out with pink covered Bibles ... discuss

The current medical resource crisis has placed people in extremis in the cross hairs of rationing or abandonment.  We spend too much on end-of-life care, we are told.  Often we pour money into treat ... discuss

Yesterday I wrote about Christians and money and tried to give an answer to 2 questions: Do I have to give some of my money away? and What should my attitude be as I give my money away? You can find t ... discuss

or: Susan G Koman, blasphemously using the Bible to promote abortion.I kid you not, the Koman Foundation, whose connection to Planned Parenthood is well documented, has come out with an edition of the ... discuss

The US is not far from China's organ trafficking processes - that is - the process of harvesting human organs from a live patient. China has admitted to the harvesting of organs from condemned prisone ... discuss

As a pastor (It’s been three years now since planting Church of the Cross, how long do I really hold on to the idea of calling myself “church planter”? I mean, I know it’s tren ... discuss

 Rasouli Family The Globe and Mail has been featuring articles on end-of-life care and decisions in Canada. An article, written by Lisa Priest on November 29, focused on the Rasouli ca ... discuss

Nancy Pelosi has a bone to pick with pro-life Christians, because “they have this conscience thing.”[1] The Protect Life Act is being bashed upside and down by Nancy Pelosi, a full-fledged support ... discuss

For me, the failure of the so-called “super committee” sharply illustrates the overwhelming and disturbing reality that this country is, indeed,  irreconcilably divided. Many years in the ... discuss

One of the most common ways for social movements to judge the success of their tactics is to examine how their opponents react to them. In regards to the abortion debate, strategies to expose the inhu ... discuss

One of the primary difficulties in raising awareness about the atrocity of abortion in our culture is the fact that most people are simply too concerned with their own personal peace and comfort to ma ... discuss

One of the most common ways for social movements to judge the success of their tactics is to examine how their opponents react to them. In regards to the abortion debate, strategies to expose the inh ... discuss

The latest news from the Land of Oz (not the wizard), is that Dr. Oz, aka Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz, will host an upcoming episode on assisted suicide, on his Dr. OZ Show.  The main focus will be on ... discuss

Sometimes there are significant advantages and benefits to engaging an anti-abolitionist in extended conversation and debate. Respect is important and sometimes difficult to maintain in such interacti ... discuss

Rasouli familyThe following is my response to the Toronto Star article written by Hilary Young concerning the unanimous decision by a three judge panel by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The doctors have ... discuss

Are they out of their minds? I have written in support of the non heart beating cadaver donor method for procuring organs–sometimes called heart death to differentiate it from the “brain d ... discuss

The Honorable William J. Ostrowski, for whom our Faith and Action ministry center in Washington is named, has passed on to heaven. “The Judge,” as we affectionately knew him, was a true g ... discuss

I met my wonderful friend, Mark Pickup, in Vancouver way back in November 1997 at an anti euthanasia conference where we were both speaking.  Ah, we were young!  Over the years we have become closer ... discuss

Yesterday, my husband and I were trudging through the almost surreal and certainly horrific events of September 11th, explaining it to our son for the first time.  We realized that the only way we co ... discuss

"[Tyrannical] power is absolute, minute, regular, provident and mild.  It would be like the authority of a parent if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, ... discuss

online reputation management (ORM) may be the procedure of sustaining a beneficial track record of one’s on the internet presence by minimizing damaging comments or information regarding your co ... discuss

Read this at the source on the Web at http://patriotpost.us/alexander/2011/08/25/ballots-or-bullets/Subscribe to Alexander's Essays in The Patriot Post: click here.Alexander's Essay – August 25, 20 ... discuss

A friend of mine likes to say, “All men marry up!” In other words, all husbands are made better by their wives, whom they don't deserve. I think there's some worldly wisdom in that, but it made ... discuss

Jean Echlin, the founding Vice President of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and a nurse consultant in palliative care and gerontology wrote an article concerning the Rasouli case that was publishe ... discuss

Originally published at Townhall.com on April 3, 2007 Chastity is a misunderstood virtue. It is more than simply refraining from premarital sex. It’s an attitude, a way of life, and open rebell ... discuss

I am worried that we are going full circle around the bioethical issue informed consent.  Where once, patients and families weren’t allowed to decide to stop heroic medical efforts–the dr ... discuss

Every once in a while, I find myself saying “yes” to too many people asking me to look at their books, and I amass a rather slap-dash pile of books I feel like I will never plow through. ... discuss

On June 29, 2011; the Ontario Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the Rasouli decision by Justice Himelrequiring doctors to obtain consent before withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.The three judge ... discuss

Yesterday morning's meeting in Lincoln with several pro-life activists (along with Stop Planned Parenthood's Jim Sedlak present via telephone) was a very stimulating and encouraging time. There is muc ... discuss

One of the most common ways for social movements to judge the success of their tactics is to examine how their opponents react to them. In regards to the abortion debate, strategies to expose the inh ... discuss

Earlier today John Stott went to be with the Lord. He was 90 years old. Or as the Bible says of others, “He was old and full of years.”It is interesting to me that Twitter is today ... discuss

NYT columnist David Brooks often disappoints, but he has an awful column out today that not only exhibits (I hope an unintended) loathing of people who are living with serious disabilities, but which ... discuss

Now it's all about cats: Here's an article from Mother Jones (I'm really bored, can't you tell?)Are Cats Bad for the Environment?— By Kiera ButlerMon Jul. 11, 2011 2:30 AM PDTA little black cat live ... discuss

I am double posting today because I just read through this page from the Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma blog, and thought it was amazing.Here are some highlights (emphasis is mine):One of the primar ... discuss




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