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Ronald Reagan's Rainbow

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."

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Continent Death: Euthanasia in Europe

Self-delusion is rampant in the euthanasia movement. Most proponents recognize that it is inherently dangerous to legalize killing. But they desperately want to believe that they can control the grim reaper. Thus, they continue to peddle the nonsense that "guidelines will protect against abuse" despite overwhelming empirical evidence to the contrary.

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New Name, Same Old Euthanasia Story

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."

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Death Fundamentalism

In this excerpt from his newly revised book, "Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder", Wesley J. Smith analyses an article published in the New York Times Magazine and exposes some of the many ways in which journalists lead the public to a false understanding of the euthanasia issue.

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Dying Cause

How times have changed. The latest Gallup poll, which measured Americans' views on "morally acceptable" and "morally wrong" conduct, indicates that support for assisted suicide is ebbing.

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Current euthanasia law in the Netherlands

Previously, because euthanasia was prohibited in the Penal Code, the physician had to prove that he/she had fulfilled the requirements. Under the new arrangements, the Public Prosecutor has to prove that the physician has not fulfilled the requirements, in order to start prosecution. This is a significant shift.

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Living With Dignity

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.

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