Network News

  • Peers Clash Over Right-To-Die 'Spin'
  • 5/12/2013
  • (Telegraph) - Lord Carlile of Berriew QC said that plans due to be put before Parliament by Lord Falconer on Wednesday to allow doctors to help terminally ill people to die would not "pass the public safety test".
  • Democrat Senators Gave Unanimous Consent to Schiavo Law
  • 5/10/2013
  • (The Corner) - Oh the revisionism! Jeffrey Toobin writes that former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor became appalled by supposed Republican "fanaticism" for passing the Terri Schiavo law that required a federal court to review the questionable state process that led to an order of death by dehydration.
  • Vermont's Coming "No Rules" Assisted Suicide
  • 5/09/2013
  • (NRO) - Vermont seems poised to enact assisted suicide into state law. For the first three years, it will be a law with even fewer "protective guidelines" than the ephemeral Oregon rules. Then, the guidelines sunset and doctors would seem to be able do pretty much as they please. From the Burlington Free Press story:
  • She's Still Fighting For Recovery
  • 5/08/2013
  • (post-gazette.com) - It has been almost 24 years since the night that changed my life forever. On the evening of Aug. 29, 1989, I was the passenger in a car that crashed on McCully Road in Hampton. The seat belt saved my life, but it did not prevent me from sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
  • France's Terri Schiavo Lies Dying While Parents Are Powerless to Save Him
  • 5/07/2013
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - A young man is dying somewhere in France in circumstances similar to those in which Terri Schiavo was starved to death in the United States in 2005.
  • Oklahoma Enacts Law to Protect Vulnerable
  • 5/06/2013
  • (NRLC) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on April 26 signed into law the Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in Treatment Act after it passed the state Senate 41-2 and the House 85-11.
  • Snowboarder Recovery from TBI to Debut at Sundance
  • 5/02/2013
  • (windsorstar.com) - The camera zoomed out as snowboarder Kevin Pearce sank deeper into the leather rocking chair, his voice quivering with every word he whispered to his therapist.
  • Poor NHS Care Drives Assisted Suicide Support
  • 5/01/2013
  • (NRO/Wesley J. Smith) - Here is another cogent warning about the dangers of centralized health care. The people of the UK have apparently lost so much trust in the NHS, that it is driving support for legalizing assisted suicide. From the Telegraph story:
  • Euthanasia Changes Culture
  • 4/30/2013
  • (NRO) - I have a long article out in the current (May 2013) First Things magazine detailing the never-ending expansion of euthanasia in Europe, to the point that there are few medicalized killings that are not allowed.
  • Mild Blast Brain Injury Similar to Those with Alzheimer's
  • 4/29/2013
  • (UPI) - Mild traumatic blast injuries can cause changes in the brain similar to those in Alzheimer's disease and other memory-processing disorders, U.S. scientists say.