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The 'real' Reagan - Colleen Carroll Campbell

With so many Americans affected by Alzheimer's, you would think our view of its sufferers would have matured since Ronald Reagan's supposedly stigma-shattering revelation in 1994.   Read more...

The Case of Terri Shiavo - Fr. William Saunders

A friend of mine and I had an argument over Terri Schiavo as to whether food and water should be stopped to allow her to die. I said that to do so would really be like killing her. She said that she is going to die anyway. Is there any Church teaching on this matter?  Read more...

The catastrophe of suicide - Emily Esfahani Smith

How suicide hurts us all.  Read more...

The Mercy of Sickness before Death - D.G. Myers

Just so you understand: I am dying.   Read more...

The role of death - Margaret Somerville

Approval for euthanasia muffles our proper emotional response to a person's passing.  Read more...

We can help those suffering to find meaning beyond human limitations - Dr. Rene Leiva

As a response to the challenge of euthanasia, Dr. Rene Leiva explains how he helps patients who suffer from "depression of the soul".  Read more...

We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia - Theo Boer

In 2001 The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia and, along with it, assisted suicide.  Read more...

What is Euthanasia - DR. BRIAN POLLARD

Even though euthanasia is a common topic for general discussion, its real nature and significance are complex and, not surprisingly, it is therefore often misunderstood.  Read more...

What's love got to do with it: The ethical contradictions of Peter Singer - Peter Colosi

Utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer says some humans -- particularly fetuses, newborn babies, and elderly people suffering from dementia -- should be killed if their deaths will reduce overall suffering. Never mind that Singer broke all of his own rules when his mother became ill with Alzheimer's disease.  Read more...

When Death is Our Physician - WESLEY J. SMITH

The most effective weapons in the pro-assisted-suicide arsenal are fear-mongering, distortion, euphemism, half-truths, and lies, all deployed to the drumbeat of “choice.” False arguments are gladly spread by the contemporary media, which avoid depth and context, preferring 30-second sound bites, tabloidism, and soap-opera shallowness.  Read more...

When is euthanasia justified? - Margaret Somerville

Will euthanasia and assisted suicide need any moral justification at all if they are ever legalised?  Read more...

Who decides when care is ‘futile’? - WESLEY J. SMITH

Throughout the U.S.and Canada, hospitals and medical associations are quietly adopting formal "futile care" policies which are nothing less than the modern equivalent of exposing unwanted infants on hills and abandoning the infirm and elderly by the side of the trail.  Read more...

Why we're debating euthanasia now - Margaret Somerville

Deep changes in society have created a growing demand for the legalization of euthanasia -- but that doesn't make it right.  Read more...

“Cast Me Not Off in Old Age” - Eric Cohen & Leon R. Kass

There is no solution to the problem of debility and death, but there are better and worse ways of thinking about them.   Read more...

“We never say no.” - Wesley J. Smith

The right-to-die movement abandons pretense.  Read more...

“Words, Words, Words” - Rita L. Marker and Wesley J. Smith

The success or failure of political or social revolutions often depends on the terms used in the debate. But what if the existing lexicon and traditional understanding of words and phrases hurt the cause and bog down the movement? The answer is simple: If the people don't want to follow where you want to take them, make the destination appear more attractive. This is precisely what proponents of the "right to die" have done.  Read more...


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