mercy killing

Why Can’t Deacons Mercy Kill Like MDs?

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A Catholic deacon has been arrested for killing hospital patients in Belgium. I am puzzled why: His motive was mercy! From the Bioedge story: News reports are sketchy, but it appears that Poppe was reported to the police. When they investigated, he admitted his responsibility. According to one report, he smothered the patients, some of whom were […]

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Murder Not the Answer to Alzheimer’s

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC David Brooks rarely gets it right, I find. But he mostly did in his last column about a man named Charles Darwin Snelling. Brooks had earlier extolled Snelling’s essay about how caring for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife had “humanized” him. But then, Snelling murdered her and […]

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Mercy Killing to Prevent Child Abuse

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Society is oozing “compassion” as a reason to kill these days. Self starvation is being promoted in the NYT. Assisted suicide is treated by many commentators and advocates as a necessity. And now a mother who killed her healty 8-year-old says she was justified in […]

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Media Assisted Suicide Pimping is the Real Story Behind UK Assisted Suicide False Confession

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The UK is in the grips of an assisted suicide propaganda blitz, promoted, abetted, and encouraged by its often tabloid media. It was in this context that last February, a famous UK activist stepped forward with a shocking claim that he had assisted the suicide […]

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