Belgian Docs Give Selves OK to Kill ICU Patients

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The Journal of Critical Care Medicine has published a statement by the Belgian Society of Critical Care Medicine giving ICU docs the right to kill patients–even though euthanasia in the country is supposed to only be consensual. Under the document, futile care impositions of withdrawing or withholding care are up to the medical team–whatever a patient […]

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Elite Egg Donors

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Over at The New Inquiry, Moira Donegan offers a compelling look at the realities of young women who choose to sell their eggs to infertile couples trying to get pregnant. Of particular interest in this article is how these donors aim to emphasize their education levels in order to appeal to the wealthy couples looking […]

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Quebec Safe from Euthanasia—For Now

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Quebec’s Parliament came close to legalizing a very radical euthanasia bill, but then the fat was pulled out of the proverbial fire at the last minute, and new elections were called. Boom! The political party pushing so hard for doctor-administered homicide lost the election big-time, perhaps putting euthanasia on hold in Canada’s French province. From the […]

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Feeding Tube Removed Despite Court Order

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Texas has a medical futility–what I call Futile Care Theory–law permitting doctors to remove wanted life-support that works from a patient based on their views about quality of life. Before that is done, patients/families are supposed to receive due process–such as it is–e.g., a hearing before a bioethics Star Chamber committee. Then, if the committee […]

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Recently @ CBC-Network.org

We are in a very busy season here at the CBC. I am traveling extensively, showing Breeders and Eggsploitation, speaking on surrogacy and egg donation, attending and speaking at conferences, and meeting with allies and supporters. Below is just a sampling of the terrific content that we are regularly posting on the CBC website. We […]

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The Eleventh Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner

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I may be biased, but I think this Ramsey Dinner may be the best one we’ve had. Dr. William Hurlbut, a Scholar of our Paul Ramsey Institute, presented the 2014 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics to Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy of the University of Chicago. Dr. Sulmasy spoke of Paul Ramsey’s method of […]

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How to Drive the Dying to Assisted Suicide

Hey kids! I have an idea to cut health care costs: Let’s legalize assisted suicide and also ration care to the elderly and dying! Then we’ll still call it “choice.” Genius! Think that’s alarmist? Assisted suicide is on the front burner in the UK, with the PM personally opposed to assisted suicide but still planning to allow  a free vote […]

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Eggsploitation in Japan

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I was interviewed for an hour yesterday by two journalist from Japan who are working on a feature piece for Japanese news on egg donation. The Japanese are considering expanding the egg donation ‘market’ there. Currently, altruistic donation is legal, but it is not widely practiced. We have been working with a professor at the […]

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Cloning Succeeds Using Destroyed Embryos

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I have long believed and argued that stem cell research is merely the opening stanza of a longer planned biotechnological symphony. What “the scientists” are really after is a reliable way to conduct human cloning. Without cloning, and you might get effective medical treatments from all kinds of stem cells–both ethical and unethical. With cloning, it […]

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“Team Oz” Helps Woman Starve to Death

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I remember early in my anti-euthanasia activism being approached by a Hemlock Society member after a speech. “How do you envision your death, Mr. Smith?” she asked sweetly. I could only shake my head. “Ma’am,” I replied. “I’m trying to envision my life. My death will take care of itself.” That experience taught me that […]

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