“Every dollar spent on the failed and unnecessary process of embryonic stem cell research steals resources away from the established utility and potential of adult stem cell research. This is fiscally irresponsible and medically unconscionable.” — Michelle Cretella, MD.
The Scholl Institute of Bioethics is a nonprofit, Judeo-Christian organization that addresses bioethical issues including euthanasia, physician-assisted-suicide, the withholding or withdrawing of food and water from non-dying patients, brain death, organ transplantation, genetic engineering, and the rights of disabled or mentally ill persons.
The focus of hospice programs is not curing the underlying lethal disease, but caring for the person’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs while working to control pain and discomfort during his/her last days.
AMERICA’S SHAME: THIRTEEN DAYS OF TORTURE — We all remember one year ago when Terri Schiavo died a painful death only because she wasn’t perfect. Here is a first hand report. Let’s pray the memory of Terri will give Americans the will to keep this from happening again.
Once Mother Theresa was asked how she could continue day after day, visiting the terminally ill, feeding them, wiping their brows, giving them comfort as they lay dying. And she said, “It’s not hard because in each one I see the face of Christ in one of His more distressing disguises.”
Assisted suicide is paid for by tax dollars; while adequate pain management, adequate living assistance for the disabled and some life-sustaining treatments are not covered.