This week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a survey on the morality of abortion. The results indicated that 49 percent of Americans found abortion to be immoral. Only 15 percent found abortion morally acceptable and 23 percent felt it was not a moral issue. Religion was a strong predictor of abortion attitudes. White Evangelicals were the religious group most opposed to abortion — with 75 percent indicating they found abortion immoral. Catholics were also statistically more likely to consider abortion immoral. This is in contrast to past surveys which indicated that Catholic views on abortion are very similar […]
A study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management – November 2011 titled: Process and Outcomes of Euthanasia Requests Under the Belgian Act on Euthanasia: A Nationwide Survey found that only 5% of requests for euthanasia in Belgium are refused. The Belgian study on the process and outcomes of euthanasia requests was part of the “Monitoring Quality of End-of-Life Care Study.” The researchers sent an anonymous self-administered questionnaire to 3006 Belgian physicians by mail in March 2009. Euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002. The data in the study is based on 914 returned questionnaires. The 34% response rate […]
August 27, 2013 (National Review) – I have written about this before. In our growing hedonistic culture, pedophilia is in the process of being normalized, downgraded by some from a severe sexual perversion into a mere ”orientation.” The Atlantic–mainstream media!–has two articles that push us in that direction. First, “I Pedophile,” by David Goldberg–a Canadian journalist convicted for viewing child pornography–argues that his obsession with children is a “sexual orientation:” The main query that I am convinced will always be without an answer is why I am a pedophile. It is the equivalent of trying to determine why someone is heterosexual or gay. We don’t choose […]
Unfortunately, we no longer think of home runs and hot dogs when we think of baseball. Thanks to superstars like the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, we think of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and cheating.