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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

A new poll in Germany reveals that over half of Germans would rather commit suicide than be dependent on nursing care. The head of the organization that commissioned the poll, Deutsche Hospiz Stiftung, a foundation for the terminally ill, blames this on a failure of German nursing care policy. I’m not so sure that’s exactly […]


Posted at: December 21st, 2012 - 10:40 am - Number of Comments » 0

In ten days the legality of assisted suicide will be voted on in the state of Massachusetts. One of these days I will get my act together and write about this myself. In the meantime, check out the following links: 1. 5 Key Facts Bbout the Dangerous Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure in MA — Jennifer […]


Posted at: October 27th, 2012 - 12:05 am - Number of Comments » 0

A very belated 7 Quick Takes Friday. THE GOOD: 1. Earlier this week I talked about the many athletes with disabilities who have competed in the Olympics throughout the years. The Orlando Sentinal has a story about a teenager in Orlando, FL who, despite missing most the lower half of his right arm, is proving […]


Posted at: September 15th, 2012 - 5:53 am - Number of Comments » 0