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Film makes strong case against assisted dying - Margaret Somerville

End Credits provides an opportunity to understand some of the ways in which people who are pro-euthanasia and those who are anti-euthanasia radically differ in how they view both dying and death, and what euthanasia involves.  Read more...

From Euthanasia to Infanticide - Rev. Joseph Tham, L.C.

The Groningen protocol in the Holland seeks to create the legal framework to actively end the lives of newborns suffering from incurable diseases or extreme deformities.  Read more...

How do we want our great-great-grandchildren to die? - Margaret Somerville

I have spent around thirty years researching and writing on assisted suicide/euthanasia and I believe there are a series of questions we must address and that in answering them many more people will come to the conclusion that legalizing assisted suicide/euthanasia is a very bad idea.   Read more...

How Faith Saved the Atheist - Pamela R. Winnick

A medical resident — we called her "Dr. Death" — at the Intensive Care Unit at Long Island's North Shore Hospital chased us down the hallway.  Read more...

If it's not killing, what is it? - Margaret Somerville

We only manage activities that are ethically acceptable; we prohibit those that are not.  Read more...

Killing Babies, Compassionately - Wesley J. Smith

The Netherlands follows in Germany's footsteps.  Read more...

Life has lost its importance - Michael Coren

This week, the first International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide is being held in Toronto.  Read more...

Life Principles: A Model for Teaching the Philosophy of the Pro-Life Movement - Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.

The Life Principles Program is a project devoted to explaining the underlying philosophy of the pro-life movement to a secular culture. This uniquely rational and commonly accessible approach has had a powerful and overwhelmingly successful effect on the positive education of pro-life issues around the country. Here following is a short-course in the Life Principles by founder Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.  Read more...

Life, Law, and Suicide - NEW YORK TASK FORCE ON LIFE AND THE LAW

This is a clear summary of the dangers involved in the legalization of assisted suicide.  Read more...

Living With Dignity - Alison Davis

17 years ago I decided I could no longer face life. I wanted to die — a strong wish that lasted over 10 years. If euthanasia were legal then, I would no longer be here to write this. But I have changed my outlook on life.  Read more...

Memo to my children - Barbara Kay

Lately, we have witnessed a pernicious cultural trend toward the rebranding of legalized euthanasia as a gift rather than a menace to society’s most vulnerable citizens.  Read more...

New Name, Same Old Euthanasia Story - Wesley J. Smith

What’s not in a name is the question du jour at single-issue advocacy groups. First the venerable National Abortion Rights Action League (or National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League in recent years) officially dropped abortion from its name and became “NARAL Pro-Choice America.”  Read more...

Non-Voluntary Euthanasia - DR. BRIAN POLLARD

Advocates of legalised euthanasia almost always insist that they only want voluntary euthanasia (VE) — a they say they are as opposed to the taking of life without the subject’s knowledge or consent, that is, non-voluntary euthanasia (NVE), as anyone else.  Read more...

Nothing to Die Over - Wesley J. Smith

The news about Monday's 6-3 assisted suicide ruling is not as bad as euthanasia opponents might have feared.  Read more...

On the “Beauty” of Dying - Monsignor Charles Pope

It goes against everything the world believes, but there can be something extraordinary in a Christian death.  Read more...

Peter Singer: Architect of the Culture of Death - Donald DeMarco

The new tradition that Peter Singer welcomes is founded on a "quality-of-life" ethic. It allegedly replaces the outgoing morality that is based on the "sanctity-of-life."   Read more...

Please Step Back From the Assisted-Suicide Ledge - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph. D.

Why should doctors have a monopoly on undermining public trust in their profession by aiding suicides? Police and lifeguards could help out too.  Read more...

Politically Correct Eugenics - Wesley J. Smith

It is a bitter irony that even as we are enlarging our commitment to human equality in many areas, we are turning our backs on it in others.  Read more...

Recalling Euthanasia's Legacy of Death - Father George William Rutler

Where do we draw the line?  Read more...

Ronald Reagan’s Rainbow - Paul Kengor

How could Reagan, obviously knowledgeable of Alzheimer's, describe the onset of his disease as a coming sunset? The answer was Reagan's secret weapon: his optimism. He called it an eternal optimism, a "God-given optimism."  Read more...

Seeing Million Dollar Baby From My Wheelchair - Diane Coleman

Many people have told me that they don't think they could "stand to live" if they needed a wheelchair like me. That's why I felt a little queasy about going to see Million Dollar Baby. But helping plan the first disability protest of the movie, in Chicago, I had a duty to see it.  Read more...

Slippery Slope of Euthanasia for Children - Rev. Gonzalo Miranda

The Netherlands' decision to allow the euthanasia of children could lead to the practice of arbitrarily deciding which youngsters will live or die, warns a leading bioethicist.  Read more...

Some Aspects of the Euthanasia Debate - IAIN BENSON

Iain Benson responds to the arguments of the pro-euthanasia lobby. He begins with a discussion of how we now speak (and think) about “right” and “wrong”, the problem of “values language”.  Read more...

Suicide lessons from Oregon - Kenneth R. Stevens Jr.

After ten years and 300 deaths, what is there to learn from America's assisted suicide frontier?  Read more...

Terri Schiavo - Fr. Frank Pavone

She is not dying. She has no terminal illness. She is not in a coma. She is not on life-support equipment. She is not alone, but rather has loving parents and siblings ready to care for her for the rest of her life. She has not requested death.  Read more...


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