Until Canada’s radical Supreme Court ruling imposing a positive right to euthanasia on the entire country goes into effect, suicidal ill and disabled people can apply to a court for a license to be killed.
From the “...
Dolphin Females Forced into Gang Intercourse
One of the distinctions between humans and animals is that we are a moral species. Only we create moral codes through rational means–which is one reason they differ from society to society.
Animals are amoral. Whatever morality they appear ...
Euthanasia Virus Stronger Than Anger Over Abuse
Generally speaking, once assisted suicide or euthanasia is legalized, people give a fig about abuses.
The media rarely cover such situations, and even when they do, people shrug. They either don’t care or don’t want to think about ...
2000 Belgian Euthanasia Killings in 2015
The more a population accepts killing as an acceptable response to human suffering, the wider the categories of acceptable euthanasia becomes–and the more people are killed.
Belgium validates that premise. In 2015, a record number of people died by lethal ...
Normalizing Elder Couple Joint Suicides
People keep pretending that assisted suicide/euthanasia are about terminal illness. That’s a clear ploy to get people to accept the premise that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering.
After that, logic will take over. Once a ...
The Deprofessionalization of Medicine
The alarming trend to deprofessionalize medicine continues apace.
Doctors are becoming less physicians and more “service providers.” Patients are now akin to customers. In Canada, this may soon require doctors to kill certain patients on demand.
This has many societal ...
The Texas Advance Directive Act (TADA) allows a hospital bioethics committee and doctors to veto wanted life-sustaining treatment if they believe the suffering thereby caused is unwarranted–with the cost of care always in the unspoken background.
It is a ...
Force Feed, No--Assist Suicide, Yes
The world of bioethics is aglow with righteous outrage that military doctors are ordered to help force-feed Guantanamo inmates who are on hunger strikes.
I have written before that doing so is right and proper. These inmates do not have ...
Prisoners Ask for Euthanasia to Donate Organs
Peter Singer and others in bioethics have opined that assisted suicide should be available to prisoners who would rather die than serve their sentences.
Jack Kevorkian believed that too, and also that anyone being euthanized should be allowed to be ...
Animal Rights Isn't Natural
When I wrote my book, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement, I thought the movement was on the march and its violent arm growing ever more dangerous.
Animal Rights Constitutional Amendment Craziness
The Humane Party, animal rights advocates, have published a proposed constitutional amendment.
I quote it here, not because I think it will be enacted. But because it illustrates the subversive belief system–the absolutist ideology–that drives “animal rights.” From ...
Back during the embryonic stem cell debate, boosters of using embryos that were “going to be discarded anyway” PROMISED that no embryo would be experimented on after two weeks, known as the “14-Day Rule.”
The justification for experimenting on such ...
The Absurd Logic of Assisted Suicide
Canadian journalist Andrew Coyne has written some of the best critiques of legalized euthanasia of which I am aware.
He has another A+ effort out in today’s National Post reacting to the recommendations of an ethics panel for implementing ...
Gun Suicides Bad, Drugs Suicides Sometimes Good
The New York Times has editorialized against guns as a way of reducing suicides. From, “To Reduce Suicides, Keep the Guns Away:”
No policy or education campaign is going to prevent every suicide. But that is no excuse for failing ...
Hospital Files Guardianship Petition for David Dunn
A futile care dispute in Texas involving David Christopher Dunn, which Houston Methodist Hospital is seeking to refuse wanted life support, is beginning to garner national attention.
First, as I noted over at The Corner, a constitutional challenge to the ...
Ecocide "Trial" in the Hague Next Year
Radical environmentalism isn’t content with passing laws that regulate our use of the land and resources.
No, they want to grant nature “rights” to permit lawsuits that would impede human enterprise and stifle human thriving.
Some want to go ...
Outlaw Human Cloning Before Too Late
The head of a Chinese company that mass manufactures cloned animals claims that he could do it with humans. From the AFP story:
The Chinese scientist behind the world’s biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, ...
India Fights Surrogacy Biological Colonialism
It’s about time. Indian women have died being surrogates and children, not wanted, have been abandoned by their biological parents.
Now, the government of India is moving to protect the country’s women from exploitation in the surrogacy industry. ...
Thoughts on "Destroy the Embryos" Ruling
Human life is increasingly commodified, and nascent human beings treated as objects and mere chattel.
We see this in the efforts to perfect human cloning techniques, embryos manufactured as an experiment.
We see it in the increasingly profitable surrogacy industry.
Forcing Doctors to Finish Failed Suicide
Back in 2006, a depressed woman named Kerrie Woolterton, swallowed anti-freeze and called an ambulance.
But she pinned a note on her blouse saying she wanted no medical treatment. And so doctors finished her suicide by standing around and watching her ...
How to Tell If You Are Infected by the Culture of Death
A few months ago, a healthy, depressed 24-year-old Belgian woman named Emily was approved for euthanasia by a medical board. Much controversy ensued.
Alex Schadenberg, head of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, reports that she has changed her mind. From his ...
Germany Opens Door to Culture of Death
If there is one lesson I have learned in 22 years of anti-euthanasia activism, it is that you can’t compromise with the culture of death.
Once it gets its scythe through the door, it becomes like the universe: it never ...
Quebec Palliative Care Clinic to be Killing Center
When a palliative care center in Quebec announced it would not offer euthanasia, the Minister of Health ominously told it, “Yes you will!”
And so it has come to pass. The Center will now be one of the first to ...
Human Cloning Advance: Ban Now or Cry Later!
Human cloning used to make big headlines. But “the scientists” got smart, and just started using the scientific term for cloning–somatic cell nuclear transfer–as a way of hiding in plain sight.
Thus, when the first human embryos were ...
Humans Are MORE Than Mammals
The New York Times dedicated to undermining human exceptionalism, publishing such subversive advocacy regularly.
Today’s example, by English professor (of course!) Randy Laist in the Sunday Review section, says we should identify as mammals rather than humans. From, “Why ...
Death Pushers Just Want to Win
In my 22 years of anti-euthanasia advocacy–I had NO idea what I was getting into–I have noticed that the death pushers don’t give a fig about democratic processes.
They want to win. Exclamation point!
If democracy gets them ...
5000+ Netherlands Euthanasia Killings 2014
The Netherlands killing bureaucracy likes to keep track of who doctors euthanize in that country, and why.
In 2014, the total was nearly 400 a month, for a total of 5306. That’s an increase of 10% over 2014.
And yes, psychiatrists still killed mentally ...
Neuroscience Busts Transhumanist Immortality Fantasy
Transhumanism is a materialist religion.
That’s not an oxymoron. Few transhumanists believe in anything beyond mere materiality, so they look upon SCIENCE! as religionists do to God–as a future bestower of eternal life.
For me, “the trouble with ...
Assisted Suicide Increases Other Suicides
I have long suspected that pushing suicide in some situations, would increase suicides in others.
For example, Oregon has the second highest suicide rate in the country–and that doesn’t include its assisted suicides.
Between 1999-2010, the suicide rate ...
Science Does TOO Know When "Human Life" Begins
The buzz of obfuscation around “when life begins” has reached a crescendo of intensity in the wake of the Planned Parenthood imbroglio.
Such huffing and puffing about the earliest embryo–when the dismember and harvest of PP happens well into ...
Doctor Sued for Saying No to Euthanasia
I have been warning (with increasing intensity) about a pending medical martyrdom–forcing doctors to choose between killing and continuing in their profession–both from the contexts of statutory law and professional discipline.
Now, in the Netherlands, we see a ...
Mouse Experiments Point to Alzheimer's Treatment
Animal rights ideologues really bring out their deep misanthrope by opposing all animal research, no matter the potential human benefit.
They lie, saying that such research never does any good. They claim that lab animals are as important as the ...
Should we Preserve Organs of the Suddenly Dead?
The organ transplantation community is continually on the lookout for ways to increase the organ supply.
Sometimes, unethical approaches are proposed–such as killing the cognitively devastated for their organs.
But a new proposal has potential, and I think, could ...
California Votes for Suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day
A corrupt fixed deal shoved assisted suicide through the California Legislature, ironically on World Suicide Prevention Week and Day.
Only in California, the Suicide State.
Meanwhile, the British Parliament, far wiser than their radical California cousins, overwhelmingly voted assisted suicide ...
Fibbing for God? No, Lying for Death
The medical intelligentsia is increasingly supporting euthanasia–as doctors who actually work with the dying–remain strongly opposed.
Richard Horton, the editor of The Lancet is the latest example. Typically, he doesn’t really grapple with the substantive arguments made ...
Quebec to MDs: THOU SHALT KILL!
You went into medicine to be a healer and not a killer? Tough! Thou shalt kill.
Those are not the exact words, but are certainly the gist of what Quebec’s Minister of Health is threatening in the face of ...
US Euthanasia Steams Toward Anything Goes
The media and many other observers continue to pretend that the euthanasia/assisted suicide movement is only about terminal illness.
But any observer of events in Europe, Canada, and with Kevorkian demonstrate that isn’t true.
Meanwhile, slowly the camouflage ...
The Coming Medical Authoritarianism
Canada’s medical establishment intends to force all doctors to kill patients legally qualified for euthanasia–a radically broad category–or find a doctor who will.
If doctors refuse, they will be punished. I call this authoritarian threat, “medical martyrdom.”
Media Support for Forcing Doctors to Kill
So, you’re a doctor. You go into the profession to heal and alleviate suffering.
You believe in the sanctity of human life, either due to religion or philosophy. You accept the maxims of the Hippocratic Oath. Your beliefs are ...
New Assisted Suicide Push in CA
More corrupt legislating from the pro-death side. As usual.
Having lost fair and square in a California Assembly Committee, the suicide pushers have filed a new legalization bill–AB 15–for a special session intended to grapple with health care costs.
Second California Judge Refuses Assisted Suicide
The suicide forces are 0 for 3 in recent court rulings.
This time, a San Francisco judge refused to overturn California’s law against assisted suicide. From the NBC Bay Area News story:
Goldsmith said he felt that by granting the petition ...
Pushing for Courts to Impose Assisted Suicide
The suicide pushers want to win by any means possible.
Hence, Kathryn Tucker, the lawyer who brought the Glucksberg case, wants judges to impose assisted suicide legalization on us all. From, the ...
Transhumanism is Really Minushumanism
Transhumanism is like a great old Woody Allen joke:
Agnes is having coffee with her friend Pearl. “How was the new restaurant,” Pearl asks. “Awful.” Agnes responds, “The food was terrible–and such small portions!”
Similarly, transhumanists say that humans ...
Science Blog Pushes "Plant Rights" Nonsense
The Genetic Literacy Project’s slogan is “science over ideology.”
Apparently, that’s a crock, as a post on the site pushes “plant rights.” From, “Are Plants Sentient Beings With Rights?” by Jeremy Hance:
Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. ...
Pro-Abortion Defense of Planned Parenthood
I have been warning the pro-life movement that their ideological opponents–forced into a defensive crouch by the clear scientific truth that abortion takes a human life–are now changing their advocacy, from “pro-choice” to definitively pro-abortion.
I have also ...
Chimps Are Still Chimps, Not Persons
Good news on the human exceptionalism front: A New York trial judge has rejected the specious argument that chimpanzees are “persons” and should have human-type rights.
But that shouldn’t make us sanguine as the judge expressed undue sympathy for ...
Suicide Should Not Be Made Easy
Suicide should not be easy to access. It should be difficult. That is how lives are sometimes saved.
I daresay, there may be people reading this post who once wanted to die for enduring and understandable reasons, but who are ...
Jahi McMath Lawsuit Percolates Under the Surface
The law professor and bioethicist, Thaddeus Mason Pope, and I disagree about most issues. But I have to say, he sure keeps up on legal affairs of mutual concern.
Through his Medical Futility Blog and Twitter feed–as far as ...
CA Judge: No Right to Assisted Suicide
Assisted suicide advocates care about results, not methods. If they can’t win in legislatures or in a popular vote, they try to have a judge impose their will.
Two such cases have been filed in California. One trial judge ...
"Smart Mouse" Proof of Human Exceptionalism
The cry is out in the land: Humans are not exceptional!
But if we are not exceptional, why are we the measure of highest moral value?
Latest example, genetically engineering mice to have human brain cells, raising potential ...
Euthanasia Archives Destroyed?
Historian Ian Dowbiggin wrote a splendid history of the euthanasia movement back in 2003. It was thorough, detailed, and objective.
The movement cooperated with Dowbiggin by making its archives available for his use. But now, they may have been destroyed. From, “...
Hillary Clinton Punts on Assisted Suicide
Hillary Clinton has a shriveled moral core. When asked about one of the most important and radical social agendas the other night–the euphemistic, “death with dignity”–she wouldn’t take a position.
From the Politico story:
At the town ...
Let the Human Genetic Engineering Begin!
The West is apparently congenitally incapable of restraining Brave New World.
In the cause of eliminating suffering by any means necessary, no technology–including lethal–is apparently off limits.
Now, the we-never-say-no UK Embryo Authority–which once approved attempts at ...
Canada Losing Right to Call Self Free
Canada is fast transforming into a full-fledged, banshee-shrieking, culture of death.
That requires authoritarian measure, and so efforts are underway to punish provinces that don’t ensure access to euthanasia. From the Ottawa Citizen story:
Provinces that refuse to offer ...
Monkey "Head Transplant" Animal Abuse
This is so probably a hoax, but respectable media are covering it as if it isn’t, so let’s assume that a mad scientist actually did do a head transplant on a monkey. From the Telegraph story:
According to ...
Canadian Doctors Abject Surrender to Euthanasia
The complete and abject acquiescence of the Canadian medical establishment to their Supreme Court’s order transforming doctors from healers into killers is both disheartening and astonishing.
One of the most radical transformations in the role of the doctor in ...
Using David Bowie to Promote Assisted Suicide
From all accounts that I have read, rock star David Bowie died naturally of cancer.
But a writer in The Guardian strives mightily to tie his natural demise to assisted suicide. From, “David Bowie Planned His Death,” by Ann Neumann:
Vexatious PETA Abuses Judicial Process
PETA frequently abuses the judicial processes of this country to file frivolous lawsuits toward the end of garnering publicity.
Latest example: PETA filed suit to grant a copyright to a monkey that unknowingly took its own “selfie.” That case was, ...
Anti-Semitic Rant Proves Absurdity of Animal Rights
An anti-Semitic woman has claimed that killing Jews is, at most, an “animal rights” issue. From the BPR story:
“The people who say that these stabbings are haram are trying to give the impression that they are sensitive, delicate people, ...
Media Always Shocked at Visible Euthanasia Truths
I have been working against euthanasia/assisted suicide since 1993. During that time, I have seen a lot.
But there has been one consistent theme that cuts across Kevorkian, to the Hemlock Society’s Compassion and Choices’ agendas, to the Netherlands: ...
Futile Care Attack Victim Dies
David Christopher Dunn, whom Houston Methodist Hospital tried to deny wanted life-sustaining treatment, has died.
Dunn authorized a constitutional attack on Texas’s odious futile care law. For the sake of future Chris Dunns, I hope that case is not ...
Media Assisted Suicide Pimps
Once again a beautiful woman with brain cancer has been named a person ”of the year” by a media outlet for pursing assisted suicide.
You will recall that CNN named Brittany Maynard an “extraordinary woman of the year” for committing ...
Anti-Animal Research Hurts Humans
“Animal rights” is not the same thing as being nicer to animals. That is animal welfare.
Animal rights is an ideology. Its adherents disdain human exceptionalism and embrace a belief system that what gives a “being” moral value–and hence, ...
The Coming Euthanasia Bureaucracy
They say that evil eventually becomes banal. If that is true, that tells us about the future of euthanasia, which a Canadian writer sees as becoming bureaucratized. From, “A Major Shift is Happening in the Meaning of Death,” by Joseph ...
"Millenials Face Own Funerals" Illustrates Culture of Death
I was once asked by a Hemlock Society member, “Mr. Smith, how do you envision your death?”
I was a bit perplexed by the question. “Ma’am,” I replied. “I’m still trying to envision my life.”
I thought of ...
Quebec Euthanasia: Pause Before the Hurricane
A brief pause before the killing agenda to come in Canada.
A court has restrained Quebec’s euthanasia law from going into effect. From the Globe and Mail story:
The injunction sought by the Quebec-based Coalition of Physicians for Social ...
Don't Allow Government "Certified' Advance Directives
The Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act seeks to promote advance directives. But it does so by having the growing the federal government’s intrusion into our private affairs.
First, it would pay Medicare beneficiaries $75 to fill out an advance directive (...
Your Brain Frozen is You Permanently Dead
Ah, the transhumanists. They mostly don’t believe in anything beyond the nakedly material, but like those who are theistically minded, they hope to live forever.
So, rather than prayer or repentance, they turn to technology.
A company called Humai ...
Never Enough Death for Euthanasia Fanatics
There is a logic to the euthanasia movement. Once becoming dead is transformed into a fundamental civil right, there is almost no limit to the killing/suicide license thereby created.
Case in point. The Voluntary Euthanasia Society in the Netherlands ...
Ten Percent of Elders Abused
There is a phenomenon in assisted suicide advocacy, I call it Euthanasia World, in which a terrible problem is discussed with nary a mention that it could impact decisions for assisted suicide.
For example, one day citizens of Euthanasia World ...
Evolutionist: Humans are NOT Apes
I always tell people who ask, that human exceptionalism does not depend on religion.
Indeed, whether we became human via pure natural selection, intelligent design, Creation, or other means, what matters is not “how,” we got here but “who” we ...
Pushing Validated Suicide in Palliative Care Journal
Well, this is shameful.
Palliative care isn’t the same thing at all as assisting suicide. Yet, the Journal of Palliative Care has an article by assisted suicide promoters on the “clinical criteria” for a doctor prescribing poison to a ...
Medicare to Pay for End-of-Life Planning
I have no objections to paying doctors to help people plan the kind treatment they would want if incapacitated. And now, Medicare is paying for it. From the New York Times story:
Under the rule, officials said, Medicare would pay $86 ...
Horrible UK End-of-Life Care Pushes Assisted Suicide
A Netherlander death doctor once notoriously said he had little need for palliative care because he had euthanasia.
Negligence and lousy medicine can also push desperate people into assisted suicide rather than face awful conditions. That is apparently what is ...
Cow Cloning Disaster a Warning Against Human Cloning
Dolly was manufactured to open the way for cloned “transgenic” animal herds, that is cloned sheep containing a few human genes so they exude useful medical substances in their milk.
Dolly died young, perhaps because she was cloned. But the ...
Assisted Suicide Coercion Happens Behind Closed Doors
Assisted suicide propagandists insist that doctors will never assist suicides if they think a person is being coerced to die.
How in the hell would they know? Family pressure isn’t exerted with a gun to the head that can ...
Biological colonialism happens in the USA, as well as in poorer nations.
And as in those places, it can be deadly. An American woman has died while acting as a surrogate for a Spanish couple, as did the twins she ...
MDs: Declare Total Non-Cooperation with Euthanasia!
The cowardly Canadian Medical Association went “neutral’ on euthanasia before it was forced nationwide by that country’s Supreme Court.
An encouraging 63% of doctors say they won’t participate. So, euthanasia zealots–many in the medical establishment–are moving toward ...
Assisted Suicide Comes to California
I am mourning the betrayal by Governor Jerry Brown of all that is decent and right in medical ethics and healthcare policy.
For those interested, I posted my initial reaction over at The Corner.
This is a sad day, perhaps ...
Adult Stem Cells Effective Against MS
THIS CAN’T BE TRUE! Embryonic stem cells are the ONLY HOPE, “the scientists” and their media and celebrity camp followers repeatedly insisted–as they urged priority funding for studies from embryonic.
Except, those who argued that adult stem cells ...
PETA Sues to Give Monkey Copyright
A copyright protects creative works to encourage artists, scientists, etc. to engage in intellectual and artistic efforts. From “Copyright 101″:
The primary purpose of copyright law is not so much to protect the interests of the authors/creators, but rather to ...
Europe Bans Animal--Not Human--Cloning
I am always amazed at how there is a great anger in Europe against technologies like plant GMOs, but far less outrage over the prospect of human genetic modification, in the early stages of implimentation. From The Indpendent story:
Belgian Mother Euthanized for Grief
The Belgian euthanasia juggernaut continues to cut a terrible swath.
Now, a woman was euthanized shortly after she learned her daughter was dead. From the News.Com.Au story:
FIVE minutes after Simona de Moor heard her daughter had died ...
Do Transhumanists Want Realists Dead?
Transhumanists crack me up, but I also find them a bit unsettling.
They claim the mantle of scientific rationalism. But they are really desperate to escape the reality of mortality, and so pretend that “the singularity” will save them.
Human Exceptionalism Prevails in New York!
Human exceptionalism remains the law in New York as the highest court there has refused to hear an appeal seeking to create chimp personhood.
The Court of Appeals ruling rejecting the attempt, now the law of New York because the ...
Quebec Doctors are Veterinarians Now
Quebec legalized euthanasia last year, euphemistically called “aid in dying,” which is NOT restricted to the terminally ill (why would it be?), with mandated complicity that no Quebec MD can avoid due to the referral requirement.
The state–which pays ...
Animal Rights Zealotry Hates Animal Welfare
Animal rights ideology seeks to end all domestication of animals.
Animal welfare seeks to create ever-improving standards of animal husbandry.
Animal rights sometimes hides behind animal welfare appeals–to gain funds and followers–but a true animal rightist HATES animal ...
Good Grief: Now It's "River Rights"
Anti-human exceptionalism is becoming epidemic. Now, it’s “river rights.”
An Indian environmental activist has won an award for improving water systems in his home country. Good for him. But now, Rejendra Singh wants to engage the UN to adopt ...
ETHICAL Stem Cells Grow Human Brain
This is an achievement: Scientists have used skin cells to build a rudimentary human brain. (These were induced pluripotent stem cells.) From The Guardian story:
An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, ...
Nietzsche Transhumanism's "Patron Saint"
Transhumanism is a bitter fight against the drowning nihilistic darkness of naked materialism.
Whether it is Aubrey de Gray’s railing against aging, Nick Bostrom’s intellectualism, George Dvorsky’s loathing of suffering, or Zoltan Istvan’s sunny and energetic ...
War on Humans: An 'Ecosystem' Sues
People keep laughing when I warn that “nature rights” is a serious threat intended to squelch human thriving.
“It will never happen here,” they say, rolling their eyes. But it is happening–and will happen if we don’t forcefully ...
Don’t tell me assisted suicide advocacy isn’t having a cancerous impact on our culture.
A coroner has now praised a couple who committed joint suicide because one had cancer. From the Daily Mail story:
A couple committed suicide ...
Euthanasia Doctor Shopping in the Netherlands
The Journal of the American Medical Association has conducted a study on euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium. It makes for morbid reading. The culture of death is really up and running!
For this post, I want to focus on ...
I sometimes catch myself using the “who” word in an unthinking way when referring to animals. But I always try to catch myself, and change to “that.” We have to maintain proper language. The personalizing “who” should be reserved strictly ...
Steven Pinker Pushes Unethical Human Research
Steven Pinker believes in scientism. What’s more, he doesn’t seem to believe in robust ethics.
That is the gist of his column arguing against ethical restraint in medical research involving human subjects and within cutting-edge fields such as ...
Cecil's Killer Violated Human Exceptionalism
The killing of Cecil the Lion was a very bad thing. As I understand it, a sanctuary lion–and tourist attraction–was lured out of his safe zone and shot with an arrow, taking many hours to die.
I know ...
"Let's Kill for Organs" Meme Continues
We are a society of public policy promise breakers. Advocates for radical transformations in law and culture promise their proposed changes will be constrained and regulated by strict guidelines.
Then, when the policy becomes law, it is often Katy bar ...
Terminal Nonjudgmentalism Validates Euthanasia of the Mentally Ill
I have written frequently about how euthanasia has become a “cure” for the mentally ill wanting to commit suicide in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland (soon in Canada).
Now, a study in the British Medical Journal discusses the euthanasia requests ...
More Than "In God's Image"
I feel the continual need to defend the value of human life simply and merely because it is human.
Why? Among other reasons, human exceptionalism is the necessary predicate to universal human rights and equality.
If we don’t have ...
Sick Suicide Reality Show at Edinburgh Festival
A sign of a sick society: Turning our nihilistic suicide outlaws into celebrities.
That happened big time with Jack Kevorkian, who assisted mostly non-terminally ill people in suicide, offering the kidneys he ripped from one of his victim’s body ...