Suicide Machine Sparks Euthanasia Debate

Suicide Machine Sparks Euthanasia Debate

(The Independent) — Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine,” which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke. The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”. Having developed machines in the past that could be used by individuals […]

Appeals Court Rules Ohio Can’t Exclude Planned Parenthood From Funding for Federal Health Programs

Appeals Court Rules Ohio Can’t Exclude Planned Parenthood From Funding for Federal Health Programs

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A federal appeals court has ruled that officials in Ohio cannot exclude the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood from receiving funding for federal health programs, opining that it would hurt women whose “major abortion providers opted to protect women’s abortion rights rather than yield to unconstitutional conditions.” “If Plaintiffs are excluded from the federal […]

‘Rapidly Worsening Epidemic’: Flesh-Eating Disease Strikes Australia, Scientists Don’t Have Answers

‘Rapidly Worsening Epidemic’: Flesh-Eating Disease Strikes Australia, Scientists Don’t Have Answers

(Washington Post) — The spread of a flesh-eating ulcer in parts of Australia is being described as a “rapidly worsening epidemic” and, to make matters worse, researchers say they don’t know exactly where it comes from or how it is transmitted. Known as Buruli ulcer, the infectious disease initially appears as a small, red lump […]

Church Leaders Write Open Letter Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide Proposal in Guernsey

Church Leaders Write Open Letter Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide Proposal in Guernsey

(The Christian Institute) — Legalizing assisted suicide in Guernsey would be dangerous for everyone on the island, church leaders say, and politicians should instead focus on caring for the vulnerable. Representatives from dozens of island churches took the “exceptional” step of writing an open letter to citizens, warning, “As a community we need to celebrate […]

Another UK Couple Fighting for Son’s Life After Judge Rules Life Support Should Be Removed

Another UK Couple Fighting for Son’s Life After Judge Rules Life Support Should Be Removed

LIVERPOOL — Another couple in the UK is fighting for their son’s life after a judge ruled on Wednesday in favor of the hospital’s wishes to remove live support. Tom Evans and Kate James took their then six-month-old son Alfie to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool in December 2016 due to a chest infection. […]

French Evangelicals Decry ‘Fatherless Assisted Reproduction’ That Turns Children Into ‘Products’

French Evangelicals Decry ‘Fatherless Assisted Reproduction’ That Turns Children Into ‘Products’

(Evangelical Focus) — France will approve a new bioethics law later this year which is expected to shape the future relationship between technology and human life. It is with this horizon in mind that the National Ethics Advisory Committee (CCNE in French) has opened a broad consultation to let citizens and social groups have their […]

Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Terminally Ill to Obtain Prescription to Die

Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Terminally Ill to Obtain Prescription to Die

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Lawmakers in Hawaii have passed a controversial bill that would allow the terminally ill to obtain a prescription from their doctor to end their lives. H.B. 2739, also known as the “Our Care, Our Choice” bill, passed the Senate on Thursday 23-2 after also clearing the House earlier this month 39-12. Gov. David Ige […]

Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood: ‘We Need a Disney Princess Who’s Had an Abortion’

Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood: ‘We Need a Disney Princess Who’s Had an Abortion’

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania chapter of Planned Parenthood tweeted on Tuesday that Disney should create a storyline about a princess who has had an abortion, or has gender dysphoria, or is an illegal immigrant. “We need a disney princess who’s had an abortion. We need a disney princess who’s pro-choice,” Planned Parenthood Keystone wrote. “We […]

‘Put an End to the Genocide’: Woman With Down Syndrome Asks UN to Condemn Abortion of Babies With Extra Chromosome

‘Put an End to the Genocide’: Woman With Down Syndrome Asks UN to Condemn Abortion of Babies With Extra Chromosome

GENEVA — A woman with Down syndrome recently addressed the United Nations in Geneva to decry what she sees as eugenics against those who have an extra chromosome. “The future of Down’s syndrome is in grave danger. Around the world, more than 9o percent of babies found to have Down syndrome are aborted up to […]

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Abolish Abortion in State

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Abolish Abortion in State

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two lawmakers in Ohio have introduced a bill that would completely abolish abortion in the state without exceptions. H.B. 565, also known as the “abolition of abortion” bill, was officially filed on Monday by Rep. Ron Hood, R-Ashville, and Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana, with the backing of 18 sponsors. “We are declaring […]

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