• Disabled man dies after Texas hospital withheld coronavirus treatment

    A woman in Texas says that her husband was denied treatment for COVID-19, was moved to a hospice, and then starved for six days after a doctor decided that his quality of life did not merit care due to his preexisting disabilities.  Michael Hickson 46, died on June 11, eight... Read more
  • Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

    The Supreme Court delivered two decisions Monday on cases concerning life issues. Among a total of three decisions issued by the court June 29, justices overturned a Louisiana state law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers.  In a 5-4 decision... Read more
  • Dutch MD Euthanized Dementia Patient Despite Being Told ‘No’

    I have written before about Marinou Arends, the Dutch doctor who euthanized a woman with dementia struggling to stay alive. Readers may recall the doctor first drugged her patient’s coffee and then, when the woman awakened and fought against being killed, had the family hold the patient down... Read more
  • Is Coronavirus Increasing Abortion Rates?

    The coronavirus pandemic has certainly had a profound impact on the provision of health care in the United States. Earlier this year, federal and state officials mandated closures of those health care providers they deemed as offering elective surgeries and “nonessential” medical care.... Read more
  • Assisted Suicide by Zoom

    Those who advocate the legalization of physician-assisted suicide always claim that doctor-prescribed death will involve a meticulous process of intimate conversations and hands-on examinations by qualified physicians. They promise that patients who request assisted suicide as a solution to... Read more
  • The Last Words of Norma

    “The anti-choice movement will have a field-day with this and exploit it for all it’s worth.” These are words of Kate Michelman, former head of the National Abortion Rights Action League, spoken on the August 10, 1995 airing of ABC News Nightline. Michelman was lamenting the negative... Read more
  • Stranded Babies, Hurting Moms: COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Problems With Surrogacy

    The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in many industries — including the buying and selling of babies through commercial surrogacy. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, babies are stranded in different countries than their genetic parents while surrogates and agencies are scrambling to... Read more
  • Suicide Prevention Researchers Leave Out Assisted Suicide

    It almost never fails. A learned article in a medical or bioethics journal laments our suicide crisis and urges greater efforts at prevention. And yet somehow, the authors never once mention the elephant in the room: i.e., the impact of ubiquitous suicide promotion by “death with... Read more
  • US Fertility Rates Fall Again, and Coronavirus Could Make It Worse

    The birth rate in the United States fell to a record low last year, with the fewest babies being born in 35 years. Experts are predicting the trend to continue, and warn the coronavirus could cause an even sharper decline in future years. Statistics released May 19 by the Centers for Disease... Read more
  • David Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris For Using Video Recording Laws As Political Weapon

    Almost five years ago, then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris launched an investigation into the work of citizen journalist and anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, who discovered Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby body parts. Now, after years of legal battles,... Read more