The Disabled, PAS and Euthanasia

Every disability rights organization that addresses the difficult topic at hand has issued public statements that oppose physician-assisted-suicide (PAS) and euthanasia. Why? Because anyone who understands basic human nature, as well as cultural trends or public health data can see, … Continued

Depression and Assisted Suicide: A Deadly Combination

Until relatively recently, suicide has been considered a tragic loss of life. Civil societies have been organized in ways that reflect a common belief in the sanctity of human life and the understanding that we individually and collectively have a … Continued

Killing for Organs

By Germaine Wensley, RN Fact: In the United States there are more people waiting for an available organ than there are available organs. And there is also a law that is supposed to prevent the removal of organs from individuals … Continued

“Suffering and Choice”

By Julie Grimstad, President of the Board of HALO The problem of suffering has confronted mankind ever since Adam and Eve lost paradise. Suffering – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – is an inescapable element of human life. Fortunately, modern … Continued

Euthanasia and Dignity

By Miguel A. Endara, Ph.D. On November 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard, under Oregon’s euthanasia law, ended her life.[1] Prior to this event Compassion & Choices International produced a video where she gave her reasons for wanting to commit physician-assisted-suicide.[2] Maynard … Continued

Is it Terminal? Is it Palliative

Just as the English use the word “tea” in a variety of ways, so the medical and ethics professionals use the word palliative or terminal in a variety of ways. The only one sure thing to say about this particular … Continued

The Slippery Slope is Real

An overview: History has numerous instances of a progression following the departure from God-given rights and decrees to devastating unintended consequences. This has been termed the slippery slope. Over 40 years ago abortion on demand throughout a pregnancy became legal in America. At that time … Continued