On Abortion: Child Support

Cross-posted from ProLifeNZ When arguing about abortion, I’ve seen a lot of people claim “sex isn’t a contract.” Other variations of this idea include: Consent to A doesn’t mean consent to B (that is, consent to sex doesn’t mean consent to reproduction). You clearly don’t consent to reproduce if you use birth control. Sex is not

Euthanasia could be option for poor, says Lithuanian health minister

Cross-posted from BioEdge Euthanasia might be needed for poor people who cannot access palliative care, the new Lithuanian Health Minister has suggested. Rimantė Šalaševičiūtėwas sworn earlier this month, but already she has made waves by backing an open discussion of the legalisation of euthanasia. Without making any specific proposals, she told local media that Lithuania was not

Why euthanasia pioneers are changing their minds.

Cross-posted from HOPE Recently, an influential and vocal supporter of euthanasia in the Netherlands changed his mind. Theo Boer, who not only supported euthanasia, but was a member of one of five Dutch regional euthanasia review committees for nine years — which approved thousands of deaths — now admits that he “was wrong — terribly wrong.”

Medical homicide: telling it as it is

Cross-posted from MercatorNet Perhaps in part because of the dwindling birth rates and a steadily ageing and costly population, it is customary now in Britain for the subject of active euthanasia to be revisited every year. Charles (Lord) Falconer is at it again seeking to legalise medical complicity in homicide. The subject comes before Parliament today. Notwithstanding

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