Euthanasia

A valiant woman’s voice in ‘Humanae Vitae’

A Polish survivor of a Nazi concentration camp foresaw the harm of the contraceptive pill. By Ruth D. Lasseter | Jul 19 2018 | Wanda Półtawska, a Polish doctor, is 97 years old. Her life and work is unknown outside her native Poland and some quarters of the Catholic Church, but her insights... read more

Hospital Killed More Than 450 Patients in Massive Euthanasia Campaign By “Shortening Their Lives”

SPUC, Jun 21, 2018, London, England More than 450 people died in Gosport War Memorial Hospital after being prescribed “dangerous doses” of clinically unjustified pain killers, a damning new report has found. An independent panel led by former bishop of Liverpool James Jones concluded that... read more

Pope Francis: ‘Only’ true family is that of a man and a woman

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, June 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis on Saturday denounced the use of the word “family” to refer to unions that do not consist of a man and a woman, sparking condemnation from homosexual activists, who noted the mixed signals that Francis has sent... read more

Bishops debate Catholic voting guidelines in the ‘age of Francis’

By Christopher White, Jun 14, 2018,  NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - After a robust 90-minute discussion during the second day of their bi-annual meeting, the U.S. bishops voted to advance a proposal to produce new materials to complement their official voting guidelines to... read more

Is euthanasia the next logical step for Ireland after abortion?

Junior minister is already drafting a bill By Michael Cook | Jun 5 2018 Hard on the heels of Ireland’s historic approval of abortion in a constitutional referendum last week comes a bill to legalise euthanasia. Junior minister John Halligan is working on draft legislation which will be... read more

Alfie Evans not alone: Hundreds of patients starved to death in UK every year

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman May 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) tells the public that euthanasia, or the deliberate killing of patients, is “illegal” in Britain and that the “maximum penalty is life imprisonment.” However, the NHS’s handling of... read more

AMA Rebuffs Advocates of Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Cullen Herout, May 8, 2018 Over the past few years, proponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have been pushing the American Medical Association (AMA) to amend its Code of Ethics as it pertains to the practice. In 2016, a delegation from Oregon asked the AMA’s Council on Ethical and... read more

Did Drugs Administered to Alfie Evans in His Final Hours Cause His Death?

By Steve Skojec, May 2, 2018 The battle to save Alfie Evans carried a heavy emotional toll, and his death last Saturday has done little to lighten the burden. If anything, the sense of urgency has been replaced with one of outrage. I can tell you the moment I connected with the story. I was... read more

Alfie Evans, and the value of a single human life

Governments were established to secure human life, not to judge its worth. By James Schall SJ | Apr 30 2018 | To many who can recall it, the on-going drama and death of Alfie Evans in the hospital in Liverpool recalls Burt Bacharach’s plaintiff song: ”What’s It All About, Alfie?” That... read more

Alfie Evans and Our Moral Crossroads

by Charles C. Camosy, 4 . 25 . 18 Physicians have many ways of influencing medical decisions made by the parents of children in their care. Certain studies can be cited in support of what the physician desires, and studies pointing in a different direction can be ignored. Directive, emotive,... read more

Alfie Evans’s—and Britain’s—Dark Hour

A Life not Worth Living? by: John Stonestreet &  Roberto Rivera, Breakpoint, April 27, 2018 Honestly, I’m not sure which hour is Britain’s darkest, the Blitz of 1940 or right now. The recent blockbuster film “Darkest Hour” portrayed Winston Churchill’s gallant effort to save... read more