Archive for the ‘End of Life Issues’ Category

The Baby-Face of Bioethics

“I don’t know.” This was the advice Dr. Mark Mercurio, director of the Yale Pediatric Ethics program, gave to a room full of Yale University bioethics students in a lecture on how neonatologists should find their way through ethical quandaries. It is not that he is unqualified. Quite...
July 8th, 2009 | Bioethics, End of Life Issues, Family Issues, General Bioethics | Read More

Calling All Tripe:
A Response to Elizabeth Whelan

In a recent TCS article on the Terri Schiavo case, Elizabeth Whelan, president of The American Council on Science and Health, says we should call “call tripe when tripe is served.” I wholeheartedly agree which is why I believe we should start by calling Ms. Whelan on the tripe — and...
March 25th, 2005 | End of Life Issues | Read More

Still in the World:
A Pro-Life View of Death and Dying

I was in Okinawa when I got the call. “Mom’s not expected to live much longer,” my younger brother said. “You might want to come home.” I had just arrived on the island a few days before and had to fly back to mainland Japan. As I waited another three days for the next plane...
March 22nd, 2005 | End of Life Issues | Read More

Lebensunwerten Lebens:
When Is Life Not Worth Living?

Over the past few weeks, the events related to Terri Schiavo have generated thousands of posts throughout the blogosphere. Unfortunately, many of the discussions — on both sides of the issue — reveal a complete ignorance about the actual facts in the case. As happens all too often in the...
March 21st, 2005 | End of Life Issues | Read More

When Judges Play God:
Civil Disobedience and the Terri Schiavo Case

A hearing is sought the lawyers are bought the court won’t let him eat the papers applaud when judges play God this child is getting weak — ‘
March 18th, 2005 | End of Life Issues | Read More

Sympathectomy of the Soul:
Dutch Euthanasia and

After a three-year investigation, the Royal Dutch Medical Association has concluded that Dutch doctors ought to be able to kill patients who are not ill but who are judged to be “suffering through living.” The report, which contradicts a Dutch Supreme Court ruling that euthanasia should be...
January 14th, 2005 | End of Life Issues | Read More

Sympathectomy of the Soul:
Dutch Euthanasia and

After a three-year investigation, the Royal Dutch Medical Association has concluded that Dutch doctors ought to be able to kill patients who are not ill but who are judged to be “suffering through living.” The report, which contradicts a Dutch Supreme Court ruling that euthanasia should be...
January 14th, 2005 | End of Life Issues | Read More

The Groningen Protocol:
Infant Euthanasia and the Substance View of Personhood

The recent news that doctors in the Netherlands have been administering lethal doses of sedatives to terminally ill newborns has received little notice in the U.S. Neither the mainstream media nor the blogosphere seems to have taken much interest in the ‘
December 1st, 2004 | End of Life Issues | Read More

Suicide Tourism

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March 15th, 2004 | End of Life Issues | Read More
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