Euthanasia


Brittany Maynard ends her life
Sheila Liaugminas | Nov 3 2014 | comment  
Prayer vigils and outreach efforts did not fail her. The assisted suicide movement did.

Brittany Maynard as a cause and a person
Sheila Liaugminas | Oct 31 2014 | comment  
One side wants to advance her advocacy for assisted suicide. The other wants to save her life.

Dr. Death meets his
Sheila Liaugminas | Jun 4 2011 | comment  
….maker.

Deny conscience and redefine ethics
Sheila Liaugminas | May 19 2011 | comment  
And still call it health care?

Suicide kits(?!)
Sheila Liaugminas | Mar 29 2011 | comment  
Are we sufficiently jarred? Why would anybody devise a method to help people end their lives? And what in the world drives people to want to do that?

Don’t kill. And don’t make me help you die.
Sheila Liaugminas | Mar 17 2011 | comment  
And don’t make me lie about knowing you’re killing yourself, either.

Stop killing the disabled
Sheila Liaugminas | Feb 25 2011 | comment  
I remember receiving a notice in March 2005, a warning written by a man in the Netherlands, that if America allows Terri Schiavo to die in the manner that was unfolding so dramatically at the time, Dutch euthanasia would soon come to this country and there would be no stopping it. It has happened more than even he may have foreseen.

In…er…Sanctum
Sheila Liaugminas | Feb 4 2011 | comment  
If you’ve seen those gripping previews of the movie “Sanctum” and plan to see the movie, consider this a spoiler alert. At least, consider it an alert because people need one when Hollywood puts out films that as one critic put it, are visually stunning but morally vapid.

Pop media soft-peddling death
Sheila Liaugminas | Nov 29 2010 | comment  
As usual, it’s being done under the disguise of compassion. This storyline is getting mainstreamed, and even if well-intended, it’s dangerous.

A humanist argument against euthanasia
Sheila Liaugminas | May 17 2010 | comment  
The false premise at the center of the ‘right to die’ movement is that it upholds the very progressive ideal of radical personal autonomy. That, however, is a marketing ploy.

More on those ‘mercy killings’
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 8 2010 | comment  
Or, ’shooting fish in a barrel’, as Dr. Mark Mostert so aptly but wincingly puts it.

On a side note…
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 8 2010 | comment  
...that’s how the Dutch News treats the story of euthanasia….or “mercy killing” as they put it….in their country.

Brute law
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 4 2010 | comment  
On New Year’s Eve, the Montana Supreme Court’s Baxter decision came down while no one was paying attention. They ruled that physicians can now legally prescribe drugs to help people kill themselves.

Deconstructing ‘health care’
Sheila Liaugminas | Dec 19 2009 | comment  
Abortion is not health care. Neither is physician-assisted suicide.

Euthanasia pioneer now admits it’s wrong
Sheila Liaugminas | Dec 4 2009 | comment  
Dutch euthanasia laws pave the way for the right to die movement’s campaign in other countries. Now the Dutch minister who originally promoted the law says it was a mistake.

Terri Schiavo’s life
Sheila Liaugminas | Dec 3 2009 | comment  
It began on this day, 46 years ago. Her family, who recently suffered the loss of Terri’s father, is ever-hopeful and grateful for everyone around the world who shares their cause.

‘Death panels’
Sheila Liaugminas | Oct 20 2009 | comment  
Sarah Palin introduced that term into public and political debate over health care reform and now it’s regularly repeated by news analysts, usually scorned but occasionally affirmed.

The face of euthanasia
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 15 2009 | comment  
Seems like everyone would know Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s immense role in spreading the cause of death on demand.
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