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Young pea (Pisum) sprouts in a sunny vegetable garden

The Fear of Suffering is Driving Us Crazy

But eliminating suffering is impossible. Not only is the goal Utopian, but it leads to ever-more-extreme distortions of decency and a collapse of public policy rationality—which ironically, can cause the very “evil” that suffering abolitionists yearn so desperately to prevent. Read More ›
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Gavel leaning against a row of law books

Court Finds No Constitutional Right to Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts

I just hope that state’s legislators read this decision carefully because, as the paragraph I quoted above demonstrates, maintaining the law against assisted suicide serves and protects the general welfare and is in the public interest. Read More ›
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Wesley J. Smith Discusses Dutch Court Decision to Strike Down Measure that Expands Euthanasia Laws

A court has struck down a measure to expand euthanasia laws in the Netherlands. Activists wanted to make it legal for non-medical professionals to perform assisted suicide procedures. Read More ›
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Male person with gloved hand turns off the intravenous drug system to the unconscious patient

Euthanasia Without Brakes

If we don’t change our current cultural trajectory we will end up in the same dark corner as Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. And the real danger to our cultural wellbeing is that the people who now complacently assume that such warnings are alarmist will be the ones applauding the loudest when that dark time comes. Read More ›
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Busy surgeons over the operating table

Don’t Let Doctors Kill Sick Patients for Their Organs

Some lines should never be crossed. Allowing doctors to kill patients during organ harvesting wouldn’t only be an acute threat to the sanctity of life, but I can think of no better way to sow mistrust in our health care system generally—and the lifesaving field of organ transplant medicine specifically. Read More ›
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Male person with gloved hand turns off the intravenous drug system to the unconscious patient

10,000+ Canadian Euthanasia Killings in 2021

Canada has gone all in for euthanasia, and it is going to get worse now that the “strict guidelines to protect against abuse” — in the movement’s parlance — have expanded to people with chronic and disabling conditions, and will soon expand to those with dementia and mental illnesses. Read More ›
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Pro-choice Planned Parenthood demonstration holding a sign

How Assisted Suicide Euthanized Roe v. Wade

Back in the ’90s, the assisted-suicide movement tried to convince the Supreme Court to impose a Roe v. Wade–style decision for their cause that would circumvent the democratic process by imposing doctor-hastened death as a constitutional right. Read More ›
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Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary

Euthanasia’s Cruel Compassion

Frederico Carboni made international news recently when he died in Italy’s first legal assisted suicide. Carboni was not terminally ill. He was paralyzed from an auto accident. He wanted suicide because he had no autonomy, saying in an interview, “I am like a boat adrift in the ocean.” Read More ›