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I was on The Mike Allen Show early this morning to talk about the troubling cultural embrace of 3-parent IVF and euthanasia http://www.reflectionsofaparalytic.com/audio/Mike-Allen-show-02-18-2015.m4a (Can’t see the player? Direct link to the episode here.) I didn’t get a chance to mention it on the show, but I encourage you all to sign this petition to stop […]


Posted at: February 18th, 2015 - 2:07 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Last week Canada’s highest court struck down the Canadian law protecting against assisting suicide. Unlike doctor-prescribed suicide laws here in the states (specifically, Oregon, Washington and Vermont) that are theoretically limited to those with terminal illness, the Canadian ruling allows anyone who “has a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) […]


Posted at: February 11th, 2015 - 5:39 pm - Number of Comments » 0

As he does every year, the CBC’s resident psychic, Wesley Smith, takes a look into his crystal ball (or whatever) and tells us what he sees happening in the world of bioethics in the coming year: I believed last year—and still do—that the Canadian Supreme Court will declare a constitutional right to assisted suicide. The […]


Posted at: January 28th, 2015 - 5:56 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Liz — living with advanced, incurable kidney cancer wants you to know: “The moment we label suicide an act with dignity, we’ve implied that people like me are undignified for not ending our lives, or worse, we’re a costly burden for society. What a lonely, uncharitable and fake world we live in if we think it’s […]


Posted at: January 21st, 2015 - 11:17 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Should you choose to accept it, Zachary Gappa from the Center for a Just Society has a New Year’s challenge for pro-lifers: this new year I beg people to take some time to learn more about bioethics. The stakes are high. Our definitions of life, death, and human dignity are up for grabs, so we must […]


Posted at: January 15th, 2015 - 11:54 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has compiled their list for the “Winners and Losers” in bioethics for 2014. Winners include: Kathleen Sloan, board member for the National Organization for Women and a regular consultant for the CBC. Human biotechnology creates strange bedfellows. Although Sloan is a committed abortion rights advocate, she has also […]


Posted at: January 8th, 2015 - 5:08 am - Number of Comments » 0

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 - Number of Comments » 0

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 - Number of Comments » 0

Warning: it’s about to get mighty nerdy up in here. One of my favorite television shows when I was younger was Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’ve been watching some old episodes of the series on Netflix and recently I was very surprised and impressed with an episode called “Ethics” and the way it dealt […]


Posted at: September 19th, 2013 - 1:00 am - Number of Comments » 1