Network News

  • Assisted Suicide Gains Support in Massachusetts
  • 9/19/2012
  • (Ballot News) - A s November 6 approaches, new polls show Question 2 and Question 3 with significant and growing support. However, prominent health care providers and other groups continue to fight back, releasing statements of opposition to both measures.
  • Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Monthly Newsletter!
  • 9/19/2012
  • State of Florida Warehousing Disabled Kids in Nursing Homes - (CBS/AP) Federal investigators say Florida officials are violating federal law by unnecessarily warehousing hundreds of children with disabilities in geriatric nursing homes.
  • Lawsuit Reveals Danger of Single Payer
  • 9/18/2012
  • (First Things) - This may seem counter intuitive, but a lawsuit filed in California against HealthNet Insurance, for allegedly denying coverage for life-saving medical treatment, illustrates the danger of single payer health coverage. First, the story from the L.A. County Medical Association Press Release, and then my reasoning:
  • Euthanasia Campaigner Faces Another Challenge
  • 9/17/2012
  • (ABC News) - An inquiry into Dr Nitscke's (pictured) application to import the euthanasia drug nembutal was launched by the Australian Medical Board last year. He is now facing a second investigation, into his role in promoting and importing nitrogen cylinders that can be used for euthanasia, and his suitability to practise medicine.
  • Pro-Euthanasia Filmmaker: Italy Too Catholic to Legalize Killing of Disabled
  • 9/15/2012
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - An Italian filmmaker responsible for a recently released movie on the starvation of comatose patient Eluana Englaro has given an interview to the French Press Agency lamenting that it's impossible to legalize the killing of the disabled in Italy, because of the influence of the Catholic faith.
  • Medicine or a Miracle?
  • 9/14/2012
  • (Northwest Herald) - Aug. 16 was circled on many calendars of those with children in District 200. It was the first day of a new school year, and not anything new or particularly special for most kids. But for Woodstock High School senior Morgan Hofmann, that Thursday was a milestone and a day his family feared might not come.
  • Sleeping Pill Awakens Unconscious Patient
  • 9/13/2012
  • (First Things) - Some time ago, doctors discovered that Ambien could bring apparently unconscious patients back to awareness, although the effect would sometimes fade as the drug wore off. A case in South Africa has repeated the phenomenon.
  • Eugenics Silently Returns to Germany
  • 9/12/2012
  • (Kurt Kondrich /LifeSiteNews.com) - This week I read a very disturbing article titled "New prenatal test is bringing eugenics back to Germany," and I could not help but think of the famous quote from American philosopher George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
  • New Battleground in Doctor-Assisted Suicide Debate
  • 9/11/2012
  • (Stateline) - "Right-to-die" advocates have mounted a high-profile initiative campaign in what might seem to be unlikely territory: heavily Catholic Massachusetts.
  • New Zealand Grants "Rights" to a River
  • 9/10/2012
  • (First Things) - I keep warning that this "nature rights" movement is beginning to bite, and people keep rolling their eyes. But New Zealand just granted rights to a river. From the New Zealand Herald story: