January 2010

Pushing a Dangerous Anti-Human Exceptionalism, Undignified Bioethics

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A bioethicist named Alasdair Cochrane, who is, ironically, a deep thinker at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights in the UK, argues against intrinsic human dignity as a basis for establishing bioethical policies. He attacks various theories that promote human dignity, e.g., “as […]

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Undignified Bioethics

A new article, “Pushing a Dangerous Anti-Human Exceptionalism, Undignified Bioethics” by CBC Special Consultant Wesley Smith has just been posted at www.CBC-Network.org. The article, along with the latest announcements from the CBC Network, will be rolling out in our E-Newsletter today. If you’re not already subscribed, click here to sign up.

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Futile Care Theory: Canadian Parents Fight in Court for Life of Baby Isaiah

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC There is a futile care case in court in Canada involving an infant named Isiah, whose parents want to continue life support, versus the hosptial that seeks to unilaterally remove treatment. From the story: When Isaiah was born in Oct. 2009, he suffered severe oxygen […]

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A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy On the Air

Note: We are hosting a reception & book signing with Wesley J. Smith, Friday, February 5, in San Ramon, CA. For more information visit CBC-Network.org. By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I was interviewed a few weeks ago by NRO’s John Miller about my forthcoming book, A Rat is a Pig […]

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Martin Luther King — Human Exceptionalist

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Martin Luther King was one of the three primary inspirations in my formative years (the other two being Ralph Nader and JKF). He was all about expanding inclusion in the human community, and alas, we now see many in bioethics and in other disciplines seeking […]

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When Suicide Becomes a Verb

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Philip–let disturbed teens have access to suicide pills–Nitschke constantly reveals the death cult obsession that permeates the suicide/euthanasia movement. In the current episode, he warns his cult followers that helium as a death agent may no longer be undetectable upon autopsy. Note, how he makes […]

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New Hampshire Defeats Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I just received private word that the New Hampshire Legislature rejected assisted suicide 242-113. Excellent. Let’s keep holding the line as we push back with medical non cooperation in Washington, Montana, and Oregon. The battle continues.

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California’s Proposition 71 a “Failure”

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Investor’s Business Daily opines that Proposition 71 has been a failure. From its editorial: California’s Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of […]

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CBC 2009 Winners and Losers

CBC’s list of winners and losers in 2009 has just been posted.

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CBC 2009 Winners and Losers

Winners: Dr. Darwin J. Prockop, a worldwide leader in adult stem cell research, has moved his research lab from Tulane University to the Texas A&M Health Center which has pledged $40 million over the next 5 years towards his research. Lawmakers in Texas have invested $5 million towards adult stem cell research as have other […]

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