December 2011

Pushing Centralized Control Over Which Patients Receive Life-Saving Treatment

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The current medical resource crisis has placed people in extremis in the cross hairs of rationing or abandonment. We spend too much on end-of-life care, we are told. Often we pour money into treatment and the patient dies anyway, “wasting” the resources. Why pour good […]

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Euthanasia: There is Always A “Next Step”

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Euthanasia is not just a lethal act, but a deadly ideological appetite — one that is never satiated. Once killing is unleashed as a solution to suffering, activists will always want more. Always. As I have written before, they remind me of the man killing […]

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Still Paying the Price for Eugenics’ Evil

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The NYT ran a front page story about the price still being paid for eugenic sterilizations, that in North Carolina’s case, extended into the 1970s! Making NC’s program even more frightening was that social workers were empowered to make the decision as to who should […]

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Assisted Suicide Guidelines Don’t Protect Once Prescribed Death is Legalized

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC This letter to the editor from a physician about the failure of Oregon’s doctor-prescribed suicide guidelines to protect a vulnerable patient is poignant, but ultimately, irrelevant. All that matters is a desire to die by the patient coupled (for now) with a terminal diagnosis. From […]

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Who is my Daddy?

Dear Supporters of Human Dignity, It has been quite a past six weeks and I wanted to share it with you because this month, if you give, your gift will be doubled. You see, in November, I was interviewed by CNN and they aired a two minute news interview with me on the issue of […]

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Forcing People to Die-By-The-Numbers Under Liverpool Care Pathway?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have discussed the “Liverpool Care Pathway” before. The LCP is a procedure wherein patients suffering intractable pain are permitted to be sedated. But the Protocol soon was abused. Rather than being a guidance, some doctors used it as a paint-by-the-numbers kind of approach, resulting […]

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Feminists Warn Against Exploiting Women for Eggs in Biotech

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Pro choice and pro life women have come together in coalition to protect women from being exploited for their eggs by Big Biotech. Reason? Women would take all the risks and the companies could make all the money but for the small payments to women […]

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Announcing the 2012 Paul Ramsey Award Recipient

For Immediate Release November 30, 2011, San Ramon, CA — The Center for Bioethics and Culture and the Paul Ramsey Nominating Committee are pleased to announce Professor Mary Ann Glendon as the recipient of the 2012 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Prof. Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law […]

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