December 2010

Compassion and Choices Compiles Oregon Assisted Suicide “Official” Statistics!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC This should be huge, because it exposes the entire charade that is the Oregon “oversight” over the act of legalized physician-assisted suicide. Here’s the story: Recently when Scotland was considering legalizing assisted suicide — which failed in the Scottish Parliament — two Oregonians very close […]

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Merry Christmas

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Finnish Nurse Murders Elderly Patients: What Could Possibly Be the Motive?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Euthanasia is in the air. We see stories of disabled people in the UK being assisted in suicide. and the prosecutors look the other way. The Dutch are debating whether the elderly “tired of life” should allowed access to assisted suicide. The Swiss Supreme Court […]

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Don’t Let Electronic Treatment Decision Registries be Used To Make Responders Complicit in Suicides

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Oregon may be about to pass a law that puts a patient’s end of life desires into a computer registry. From the story: Oregon is making it easier for the seriously ill to voluntarily make their wishes known about end-of-life care by creating an electronic […]

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Michael Kinsley Doesn’t Know What He is Talking About on the Bush Stem Cell Policy

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The NYT Book Review gave the liberal columnist, Michael Kinsley, the job of reviewing President Bush’s book Decision Points. What a shock! He didn’t like it. (Having Kinsley review Bush would be like having PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk review my book A Rat is a Pig […]

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Partisan Science Hurts Science

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I just read an interesting article in Slate that should disturb anyone who truly supports science — as opposed to supporting an ideological agenda that masks as science. Daniel Sarewitz writes that most scientists are Democrats. From “Lab Politics:” A Pew Research Center Poll from […]

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Obamaethics: Disappointing Bioethics Commission Report Punts on Regulating “Synthetic Life”

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC President Obama’s bioethics council, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, has been kept out of the most intense bioethical controversies, such as the Obamacare debate. But, after scientists announced the creation of the first “synthetic life,” Obama wisely tasked his commission with […]

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The Daily Mail Covers Eggsploitation

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager This week, The Daily Mail published an excellent article on egg donation, “The brutal fertility factories trading on British mothers’ dreams.” The article begins with Nastya’s story: she donated eggs six times, from which three children were born. “In dark moments, I feel a sense of loss about […]

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Predictions in Bioethics for 2011

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBCMy, how time flies. It seems only yesterday that I issued my predictions for 2010. That turned out pretty well. But the prediction business is never done. Time marches on, after all, and eventually old predictions become about as interesting as yesterday’s newspaper.So, once again and […]

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New South Wales, Australia, to Ban Overseas Surrogacy

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The problem of biological colonialism, in which the rich exploit the bodies of the destitute — for organs, as surrogate gestating units, and for eggs, etc. — has got to be stopped. It is exploitation of the most crass kind. And now, New South Wales, […]

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