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Today I’m headed up to Louisville, KY to attend the annual National Right to Life Convention. I’m looking forward to several of the workshops on end of life issues and am especially interested in Friday’s general session on Bioethics War On Humans featuring Wesley Smith and a few other folks from the Robert Powell Center […]

Posted at: June 25th, 2014 - 12:13 am - Comments Off

Jack Kevorkian was a convicted murderer who, even after being released from prison, bragged about having “assisted” the suicides of at least 130 people. Unlike most felons once they’re released, his status as a convicted murderer treated Kevorkian quite well. Not only was he several high profile, high paying speaking engagements and interviews to defend […]

Posted at: April 11th, 2014 - 5:18 am - Number of Comments » 1

Since they introduced euthanasia for those aged 18 and older in 2002, Belgium has seen a nearly 500% increase in deaths by euthanasia. Now, Belgium’s Parliament is considering extending euthanasia to children 17 years and younger. The Senate approved a bill last December and Belgium’s lower legislative house will vote on the legislation this Thursday. […]

Posted at: February 11th, 2014 - 2:07 pm - Comments Off

After I wrote this post about an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that I thought responsibly handled disability and assisted suicide, I was informed by multiple people about another episode of TNG that seemed to be a little more pro-suicide. The episode was Half a Life and it involved a planet on which […]

Posted at: October 3rd, 2013 - 2:34 pm - Comments Off

This is good news: Work has begun on a memorial in Germany for the 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. A 30m (100ft) long glass wall is being built in the centre of Berlin, near the former site of the Nazi-era office that organised the “euthanasia” […]

Posted at: July 9th, 2013 - 11:23 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Dearest readers, I’m afraid my writing/blogging has taken a backseat lately to moving preparations (moving back to Florida next week!!!). Besides all the packing on top of trying to keep up with my other work, the past few weeks have been a marathon of lunches, dinners and drinks with good friends of mine here that […]

Posted at: May 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am - Number of Comments » 2

In 1993, Robert Latimer murdered his 12-year old disabled daughter, gassing her to death with fumes from his truck. He was convicted of second degree murder with a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 10 years. For nearly two decades, Robert has received widespread sympathy and support […]

Posted at: April 20th, 2012 - 7:17 am - Number of Comments » 5

At the National Right to Life Convention I went to several presentations that dealt with euthanasia, assisted suicide, and society’s view of people/life with disabilities. It got me thinking about a post I did a while back on the beauty of human weakness, which I sort of re-visited in a post for Creative Minority Report […]

Posted at: July 8th, 2011 - 7:42 pm - Number of Comments » 2

“Authentic love is not a vague sentiment or a blind passion. It is an inner attitude that involves the whole human being. It is looking at others, not to use them but to serve them. Love, in a word, is the gift of self.” – Blessed John Paul II In today’s culture it is considered […]

Posted at: June 24th, 2011 - 9:36 pm - Comments Off

William Oddie has a must-read post at the Catholic Herald UK blog responding to a program that ran on the BBC’s this week which featured fantasy author and campaigner for assisted suicide Sir Terry Pratchet, watching the physician-assisted death of Peter Smedley, badly afflicted by Motor Neurone Disease. Hundreds of complaints have been filed since […]

Posted at: June 17th, 2011 - 6:21 am - Comments Off