Wesley J. Smith

Embryo value debated in Europe too

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by Wesley J. Smith Wed Apr 16 12:29 EST Comments (3)

Pro embryo-destructive research activists are often so irrational. They claim than an embryo isn’t an embryo but merely a “bunch of cells.” Well, for the reductionist minded, so are they.

They claim that an embryo is no…

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Another healthy UK woman flies to Switzerland for euthanasia

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by Wesley J. Smith Wed Apr 16 12:25 EST Comments (2)

The UK media has reported the case of a third healthy elderly woman in the last several weeks having flown to Switzerland to be made dead. From the Express story:

ANOTHER British woman has been helped to die at a Swiss…

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Belgian docs give selves OK to kill ICU patients

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by Wesley J. Smith Thu Apr 10 11:31 EST Comments (2)

The Journal of Critical Care Medicine has published a statement by the Belgian Society of Critical Care Medicine giving ICU docs the right to kill patients–even though euthanasia in the country is supposed to only be consensual.

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How to drive the dying to assisted suicide

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by Wesley J. Smith Tue Apr 01 10:29 EST Comments (1)

Hey kids! I have an idea to cut health care costs: Let’s legalize assisted suicide and also ration care to the elderly and dying! Then we’ll still call it “choice.” Genius!

Think that’s alarmist? Assisted suicide is on the front burner in the…

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Death on demand coming to Canada?

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by Wesley J. Smith Mon Mar 31 11:48 EST Comments (2)

No more justifications that assisted suicide is about the “terminally ill for whom nothing can be done to alleviate suffering.” That patently isn’t true. Legislative proposals/laws that limit doctor-prescribed death to the terminally…

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The push for assisted suicide is not ‘liberty on the march’

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by Wesley J. Smith Tue Mar 18 12:34 EST Comments (0)

The Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices spends millions a year–much from the culturally subversive George Soros–pushing the legalization of doctor-prescribed death. It is an ideological quest that divides the American people pretty…

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‘Death panels save lives’?

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by Wesley J. Smith Tue Mar 18 12:24 EST Comments (0)

Yes, you read the headline correctly: Thaddeus Mason Pope–with whom I had the pleasure of publicly discussing these issues at the World Affairs Counsel of Philadelphia last week–has taken to the AJOB blog to claim that “death panels…

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To love—or kill—disabled children?

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by Wesley J. Smith Mon Mar 17 11:27 EST Comments (2)

Sometimes life gives me emotional whiplash. On one hand, a little Canadian girl named Emma narrates a sweet short film, embedded above, about her younger brother Teddy, disabled by cerebral palsy.

Teddy is valued and loved. From the New York…

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Bill Gates supports death panels

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by Wesley J. Smith Mon Mar 17 10:19 EST Comments (1)

It is funny–in both the ha-ha and ironical senses–that those who often scream most loudly against the “death panel” meme often follow, sotto voce, ”But we need death panels.” The fact is that most of those in the technocratic classes want to…

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Psychiatrist opens door to “rational suicide”

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by Wesley J. Smith Thu Mar 13 10:32 EST Comments (2)

I have been warning for many years about the “rational suicide” movement within the mental health professions.

The latest thrust to have psychiatrists sanction some suicidal patients’ self-destruction was just published in the Canadian Journal…

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UC feminist studies professor goes ‘berserk’ over pro-lifers, leads mob to steal signs

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by Wesley J. Smith Wed Mar 12 17:37 EST Comments (6)

Ah, college: The free interplay of ideas. Tolerance for differences. Respect for subversive-of-the-status-quo opinions. Professors who want their students to think for themselves.

Not! A UC Santa Barbara “feminist” professor has been accused by…

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Pushing polyamorous genetic-related babies

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by Wesley J. Smith Mon Mar 10 12:08 EST Comments (4)

The bioethics movement grows ever more radical. In the reproductive field, many activists promote a near-absolute right to have a baby, the kind of baby we want, via any means we desire.

The UK’s John Harris is a major voice in…

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85-year-old woman gets assisted suicide due to fading looks

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by Wesley J. Smith Fri Feb 21 11:14 EST Comments (3)

There is no limit to the death culture any more. An elderly Italian woman paid Dignitas 10,000 Euros to be made dead because she had lost her looks and was lonely. From the Daily Mail story:

A healthy Italian woman paid a Swiss right-to-die…

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Belgians surprised at uproar against them for ‘killing children’

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by Wesley J. Smith Mon Feb 17 13:04 EST Comments (10)

The Belgians are “surprised” that much–not enough, but still much–of the world is revulsed by the country legalizing child euthanasia. From the Reuters story:

Bart Sturtewagen, chief editor of De Standaard, one of the…

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They kill sick Belgian children don’t they?

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by Wesley J. Smith Fri Feb 14 12:32 EST Comments (4)

Well, they went and did it: Belgium has legalized child euthanasia. There is no age limitation. 

Here is how it is supposed to work from the Washington Post story:

The child must have a terminal and incurable…

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