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Do you call this a life?
Paul Russell | 03 March 2015
tags: Belgium, disability rights, euthanasia, Netherlands
An important new book chronicles the development of euthanasia in the Netherlands


When do we become autonomous?
Michael Cook | 16 January 2015
tags: autonomy, medical treatment, minors
When a 17-year-old rejects chemotherapy - with her mother's support - the state should step in.


The Mario that might have been
Robert P. George | 07 January 2015
tags: abortion, Catholic Church, Mario Cuomo, New York
The former governor of New York failed to use his impressive gifts as a politician to defend life.


The debate that never was
Anthony McCarthy | 04 December 2014
tags: abortion, free speech, UK
Oxford canned a debate on abortion after protests by feminists. A pity, because the arguments are worth examining.


Joan Rivers’ final act
Zac Alstin | 12 September 2014
tags: obituaries, plastic surgery, show business, US
America's icon of plastic surgery was a popular comedian, but success came at great personal cost.


Dawkins, and what to do about a baby with Downs
Laura Perrins | 22 August 2014
tags: abortion, Down syndrome, Richard Dawkins
Advice offered on Twitter sounds brutal - and it is.


There’s something very familiar about the UK dying debate
Caroline Farrow | 04 August 2014
tags: abortion, euthanasia, UK
Lords and celebrities endorse choice, others find they have little.


Why are men more in favour of abortion?
Philippa Taylor | 10 June 2014
tags: abortion, gender stereotypes
Polls show that men are more liberal on abortion limits than women.


Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 May 2014
tags: abortion, democracy, embryonic stem cell research, European Union
You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.


Until death do us part
Audrey D. Cole | 29 April 2014
tags: end-of-life issues, euthanasia
I am haunted by the thought of loving intimacy replaced by a lethal injection.


Assisted suicide: the issue we can’t afford to get wrong
Margaret Somerville | 29 April 2014
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia
Good facts are absolutely essential for good ethics.


Could we choose to dialogue?
Megan Hodder | 17 April 2014
tags: abortion, freedom
"Anti-choice", "pro-abortion" -- let's stop the name calling and talk about principles.


Philippines population control law gets judicial green light
Oliver M. Tuazon | 16 April 2014
tags: contraception, Philippines, population control
A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become so.


The modern hospital and its waste products
Rachael Wong | 27 March 2014
tags: abortion, ethics, hospitals
Aborted and miscarried babies are burnt with clinical detritus to heat hospitals, but why do we care?


Downton Abbey and abortion rights
Michael Stokes Paulsen | 25 March 2014
tags: abortion, Downton Abbey
The popular TV series provides a lesson in how people deal with a "crisis pregnancy".


Quebec should beware of euthanasia
Margaret Somerville | 18 February 2014
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
Respect for life is more than a Christian bias. It is a foundational value of all human societies.


Will China be first to learn its ABC?
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 February 2014
tags: abortion-breast cancer link, China, one-child policy
Recent breast cancer studies from China point to abortion as a cause, but the West remains in denial.


Teasing out the facts in the latest abortion report
Priscilla K. Coleman | 04 February 2014
tags: abortion, Guttmacher Institute, US
US rates have hit a 40-year low -- but not because of restrictive laws, says the Guttmacher Institute. Does that make sense?


A slow slog toward success
Andrew E. Harrod | 04 February 2014
tags: abortion, US
The persistence, inventiveness and grit of their foes is beginning to dishearten pro-abortion activists in America.


Insane conversations: talking to children about euthanasia
Paul Russell | 31 January 2014
tags: Belgium, euthansia for children
Exactly how would Belgians discover that a minor wanted to die?


Defending human dignity and democracy in Europe
Sophia Kuby | 09 January 2014
tags: abortion, democracy, Estrela report, European Parliament
The defeat of a radical report in the European Parliament has encouraged the pro-family alliance across Europe.


Tasmanian ban on abortion protests may not be constitutional
Michael Stokes | 26 November 2013
tags: abortion, Tasmania
A legal expert argues that the new law provision breaches the freedom of political communication.


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