HOW CAN IT BE BOTH GOOD AND BAD?
On the one hand, we declare suicide a human right. On the other, we set up hotlines and billboards to prevent people from exercising this supposed right.
In the Netherlands an increasing number of patients now seek assisted dying because of dementia, psychiatric illnesses, and age-related complaints — in other words, non-terminal medical conditions.
UNEXAMINED ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE
Disability advocates like those at Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts find their own lives well worth living and filled with dignity.
The elderly and the under-pressure organ donor have reason to distrust the falsely compassionate, as advocates of legalized euthanasia threaten to undermine the foundation of
medical care as we've known it.
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
In "Incapacity and Care" we find a powerful and unanswerable defense of the dignity of the most helpless and vulnerable among us.
In light of the trend toward legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the U.S., might some reconsideration of the funeral ban for suicides be in order?
Timothy P. Collins
Her cause of death was starvation and dehydration. Her manner of death was euthanasia. If I were to euthanize my cat the way Mrs. Schiavo was euthanized, I could be jailed.
IS IT STILL CATHOLIC?
Alice von Hildebrand
Have professors at the University of Louvain lost sight of the abysmal difference between a sin and a non-moral evil — such as poverty, sickness, a natural disaster?
John Allen insists that while the Dutch tolerate vice, they don't necessarily approve of it.
David C. Stolinsky
We would do well to heed the lesson of Deuteronomy 30:19 (Choose life…"), rather than the teachings of "ethicists" who cannot distinguish human babies from fish.
ON SUFFERING & ITS VALUE
Psychology does not live up to expectations of theoretical discussion. Catholic doctrine is sound and actually “fills gaps” left by psychology.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ASSISTED-SUICIDE MOVEMENT
Wesley J. Smith
Assisted-suicide guidelines are ignored routinely or have been expanded to the point where they are ephemeral.
This interesting sin, based on Proverbs 6:18, means embracing evil enthusiastically instead of being drawn into it reluctantly.
HELL TO PAY
Sin and crime, no matter how legalized, how euphemized, how tolerated, will always in the end reveal their association with loathsomeness and horror.
CRIMES COVERED UP
THE SARANDON SYNDROME
Mark P. Shea
A DECADE OF DETERIORATION
Gregory F. Aloia
Wide-scale prenatal screening procedures brought about a “free-fire zone” on the defective child throughout all three stages of gestation.
- Karl Keating