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  • Please Step Back From the Assisted-Suicide Ledge
  • 10/09/2012
  • (By Fr. Tad Pacholczyk /Wall Street Journal) - In the November elections, voters in Massachusetts will decide on "Question 2," a ballot initiative to allow physicians to prescribe (but not administer) a lethal dose of a toxic drug to assist their patients in committing suicide. Advocates of physician-assisted suicide assure us that this can be a good choice for someone who is dying, or who wants to die.
  • Patients Starve and Die of Thirst on Hospital Wards
  • 10/08/2012
  • (The Telegraph) - Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today.
  • Woman Who Fought to Die Has Change of Heart
  • 10/07/2012
  • (ABC News) - A terminally ill woman who battled her deeply religious parents in court over her right to die has had a change of heart. Grace SungEun Lee, 28, who is battling brain cancer, signed a healthcare proxy today designating her father, Rev. Manho Lee, as her primary health care decision maker, Lee's court appointed attorney, David Smith, told ABC station WABC-TV in New York.
  • Quebec to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide
  • 10/05/2012
  • (CJAD) - Quebec's new government plans to table legislation legalizing doctor-assisted suicide by this spring. "We really feel that it is necessary to put forward such a possibility for people who, at the end of their life, are suffering in an unbearable manner," says social services junior minister VĂ©ronique Hivon.
  • Good News for Euthanasia Advocates - Deaths Are Up
  • 10/04/2012
  • (Vancouver Sun) - The slippery slope just keeps on get-ting longer and steeper. When the debate about euthanasia began in the Netherlands decades ago, proponents insisted that it should and would only be made available to terminally ill, elderly people, who were suffering and in full control of their mental faculties. Period.
  • Battling Back From a Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 10/03/2012
  • (SFGate) - Much of the recent attention on traumatic brain injury has focused on the increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases doctors think recurrent injuries may lead to. But transportation accidents and falls, particularly among the elderly, are leading causes of TBI, and one serious head injury can be devastating.
  • Lawsuit: Organ Donor Network's 'Shameful Practices'
  • 10/02/2012
  • (silive.com) - The New York Organ Donor Network pressured hospitals to declare patients brain dead to facilitate organ harvesting, including one instance where a patient showed a "clear sign" of brain activity during transplant surgery at Richmond University Medical Center, a lawsuit charges.
  • It's a Joke to Call Obamacare Conservative
  • 10/01/2012
  • (NRO) - Just about the only occasions the New York Times allows conservatives entry into the paper's op/ed pages are when they bash other conservatives or support liberal public policies. We saw that pattern repeated in the 9/30 edition when American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, J. D. Kleinke, wrote in praise of Obamacare as conservative. From, "The Conservative Case for Obamacare:"
  • Psychiatric Patients Euthanized in the Netherlands
  • 9/29/2012
  • (NRO) - Rick Santorum got into trouble a few months ago for making some pointed criticisms of euthanasia in the Netherlands. As I pointed out at the time, his details were somewhat off, but the substance of his critique was spot on.
  • Teens Beat 'Mentally Challenged' Woman for Fun
  • 9/28/2012
  • (Washington Post) - Four teenage girls were being held Friday on $50,000 bail on charges they beat a neighbor on her stoop just "for fun" and then posted cellphone video of the attack on Facebook, authorities said.