I hate the terms “ableism” and “implicit bias.” They smack of linguistic and political trendiness. But now comes Britain’s National Health Service to show us what those words mean, and suddenly they’re menacing, not trendy. As I write this, Alfie Evans still lives in spite of the best efforts of the NHS. I hope that … Continue reading Telling the story
This from Instapundit on the death of Stephen Hawking jumped out at me. Stephen Hawking dies aged 76 peacefully at his home — 55 years after the world-famous physicist was diagnosed with ALS and given just two years to live. Hawkins was diagnosed in 1963 the year I was born. Judeo-Christian values were still the … Continue reading How Many Stephen Hawkings Died in my Lifetime?
Jack Kevorkian died yesterday at the age of 83, after complications from pneumonia and kidney problems. (NYT story here.) Kevorkian had been in the hospital for a month, and, despite his failing condition, did not seek unnatural ways of ending his life. By all accounts, the 83-year-old fought for his life until yesterday. Unfortunately, he … Continue reading Losing to death an architect of the culture of death
that 2% of ALL Dutch deaths are now from euthanasia: The number of reported Dutch cases of euthanasia or assisted suicide rose 13 percent last year, the government said on Wednesday, spurring talk of a possible “euthanasia hospital” to help people end their lives. The annual report of the regional commissions that oversee the Netherlands’ … Continue reading Nobody in the pro life movement will be surprised by this story from Holland…