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Justice, marriage and religious liberty
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 February 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Defense of Marriage Act, Obama Justice Dept., Prof. Robert George
The Obama administration made the incoherent declaration last week that it will no longer defend in court a federal law it must enforce. And thus the Justice Department signaled the likelihood that injustices may lie on the landscape for a…

Philip Nitschke is a joke. Seriously.
Michael Cook | 28 February 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Philip Nitschke
Jim Carrey. Ricky Gervais. Adam Sandler. Steve Martin. All well-known comedians. How about adding to the list Philip Nitschke?

The age of ageing
Vincenzina Santoro | 28 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, demography, elderly
The proportion and sheer numbers of the elderly are unprecedented in the history of humanity.

Guys v. men
Mariette Ulrich | 28 February 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: emerging adults, feminism, men
“Where Have the Good Men Gone?” asks the title of a Wall Street Journal essay adapted from Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up.

Gorbachev at eighty
Archie Brown | 28 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Communism, history
On Wednesday, the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrates his 80th birthday. A leading British scholar salutes a man who changed Russia and the world for the better.

When a baby is dying, what should parents do?
Mariette Ulrich | 28 February 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parental rights, withdrawal of treatment
A fatally ill baby, parents who want to do the best for him, a hospital system that has its own timetable for his death, lawyers, courts, security guards... A heartbreaking story.

Most locked-in patients are happy, study finds
Michael Cook | 27 February 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, Julian Savulescu, locked-in syndrome
What medical condition would definitely make life not worth living? At the top of most people’s lists would be locked-in syndrome: complete paralysis and inability to communicate other than by blinking. It was made famous in The Diving Bell and…

A victory for truth: the life of Bernard Nathanson
Carolyn Moynihan | 25 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Bernard Nathanson, obituaries, Roe v. Wade
An unlikely hero of human dignity died this week, a doctor who once performed thousands of abortions.

Live Action’s act: a critique
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 25 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Live Action media, moral absolutes, Planned Parenthood
For all the good that may come of the expose of Planned Parenthood, the means used are extremely troubling.

Live Action’s act: a defence
Christopher Kaczor | 25 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Live Action media, moral absolutes, Planned Parenthood
Is it always wrong to lie? What if there is a serious reason?

Stop killing the disabled
Sheila Liaugminas | 25 February 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Baby Joseph, euthanasia, nutrition & hydration, Terri Schiavo
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…

Union battle is out of hand
Sheila Liaugminas | 24 February 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: rights of workers, state budget battles, union bargaining, Wisconsin standoff
Protests over budget bills and their impact on unions have grown and spread from Wisconsin to other states, and will continue to erupt. Americans are getting increasingly involved and passions are flaring, aided in one way or another by popular…

Your Constitutional right to be crazy
Theron Bowers | 24 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, insanity, law
The man who killed six people and seriously wounded a Congresswoman in Tucson was crazy. But not crazy enough to be locked up.

Is “Yuck!” a good enough reason?
Zac Alstin | 24 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: bestiality, ethics, incest, Peter Singer, Yuck factor
Do taboos on incest and infanticide have a rational basis?

E-Readers and Kids
Mariette Ulrich | 24 February 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: media, reading
I'd never considered that technology could be my ally...

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