Category Archives: bioethics and life

45. If euthanasia is not acceptable, what kind of solution do we offer to alleviate the sufferings of people with incurable diseases?

Between euthanasia and extensive therapy, there is a third way the principles of which were defined forty years ago in England: this is referred to as palliative care.[1] This term encompasses various initiatives to increase not the “quantity” of life of the patient – since we are here talking about persons in the terminal phase … Continue reading 45. If euthanasia is not acceptable, what kind of solution do we offer to alleviate the sufferings of people with incurable diseases?

44. A person in a coma : what can be done? life support or euthanasia?

Who can know what is going on in the mystery of the heart of a person who is suffering? Who dares to say that this person should no longer live? For Christians, perhaps there is, at this instant, an ultimate moment of meeting, of forgiveness, of offering or of love. All people, believers or non-believers, … Continue reading 44. A person in a coma : what can be done? life support or euthanasia?

Gay Rights and Surrogacy Wrongs: Say “No” to Wombs-for-Rent

An interesting article…. We are a lesbian and a gay man who have been involved for many years in the struggle for gay and lesbian equality and for broader human rights issues. We both unequivocally oppose all forms of surrogacy as unethical; as legally, medically and psychologically dangerous; and as an abusive commodification of women … Continue reading Gay Rights and Surrogacy Wrongs: Say “No” to Wombs-for-Rent

Contract Pregnancies Exposed

The current debate over surrogacy in the United States has two main positions. One side argues we should allow the practice with regulations. The other side argues it should be prohibited altogether. All parties in the debate generally acknowledge that there can be abuses and exploitation, and that the best interests of the children produced … Continue reading Contract Pregnancies Exposed

I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals

Women of the World has launched the “I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals”. It is a simple and practical document in which we propose 10 necessary, reasonable and feasible policies. As you know, in Women of the World we believe that women contribute their feminine identity to different spheres, so we should … Continue reading I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals

‘Fatal Flaws’ is a must-see film on euthanasia

With the American Medical Association considering changing its’ long-standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide despite the recommendations of its’ ethics committee and the California assisted suicide law declared unconstitutional now reinstated pending appeal, assisted suicide/euthanasia groups like Compassion and Choices (the well-funded former Hemlock Society) are ramping up efforts nationwide to legalize assisted suicide. Along with major media outlets overwhelmingly supporting … Continue reading ‘Fatal Flaws’ is a must-see film on euthanasia

The Animal Homosexuality Myth

In its effort to present homosexuality as normal, the homosexual movement[1] turned to science in an attempt to prove three major premises: Homosexuality is genetic or innate; Homosexuality is irreversible; Since animals engage in same-sex sexual behavior, homosexuality is natural. Keenly aware of its inability to prove the first two premises,[2] the homosexual movement pins … Continue reading The Animal Homosexuality Myth

Faith’s wager: How religion deters gambling

The relationship between religion and gambling has only rarely been investigated in sociology and related fields. Prior studies have found that religion, broadly defined, deters gambling, with different religious traditions exhibiting varying degrees of deterrence. Our study, a quantitative analysis of a recent representative sample of U.S. adults, theorizes and tests how three different dimensions … Continue reading Faith’s wager: How religion deters gambling

Double Standards on Abortion and Animal Rights

In Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights, Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf, two Cornell Law professors, rationalize their simultaneous support for animal rights and opposition to the rights of unborn humans. The authors, a man and a woman who live with their “two human daughters” and three “adopted” dogs, are decidedly pro-choice. They … Continue reading Double Standards on Abortion and Animal Rights

Surrogacy Contracts Don’t Protect Surrogate Mothers and Their Children

The current debate over surrogacy has two main positions. One side argues we should allow the practice with regulations. The other side argues it should be prohibited altogether. All parties in the debate generally acknowledge that there can be abuses and exploitation, and that the best interests of the children produced should be considered. The … Continue reading Surrogacy Contracts Don’t Protect Surrogate Mothers and Their Children

Ethicist destroys pro-abortion argument that preborn ‘fetus’ isn’t a person

Editor’s note: London-based ethicist Dr. Anthony McCarthy is the editor of the newly released book Abortion Matters. The book provides clear, convincing answers to the most fundamental questions relating to abortion, not least: why abortion is always wrong. Brendan O’Neill, in his article The Moral Infantilism of the Pro-Life Lobby, tells us that pro-lifers “never say … Continue reading Ethicist destroys pro-abortion argument that preborn ‘fetus’ isn’t a person

Sadly, some activists dismiss mothers as unnecessary

It may rank as one of the most unintentionally sad headlines I’ve ever read, and it showed up in The Telegraph last week: “Baby born to transgender man could become the first person without a legal mother.” A transgender man — a biological woman — is in court insisting that to refer to a legal … Continue reading Sadly, some activists dismiss mothers as unnecessary

Abortionist: Babies can’t scream while I abort them because I cut their cords first

Pre-born babies don’t scream as they’re aborted, because “I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity,” according to a prominent abortionist. Leah Torres, an abortionist with a big Twitter presence, tweeted that if the babies she kills are developed enough to have larynxes, she snips “the cord” so they don’t scream. Torres then … Continue reading Abortionist: Babies can’t scream while I abort them because I cut their cords first

Science: Abortion pill reversal works, according to new study

Once a woman has started down the road of a chemical abortion, it’s too late for her to change her mind, right? Wrong, says a study published Wednesday in the medical journal, Issues in Law and Medicine. Conducted by George Delgado, a doctor and key pioneer behind the Abortion Pill Reversal medical intervention, the study followed 754 women … Continue reading Science: Abortion pill reversal works, according to new study

Child sacrifice still exists among some tribes…but Western elites see no problem

In April of 2018, archaeologists in Peru announced a horrifying discovery: Evidence of what appears to be the largest single mass child sacrifice in the world. Researchers uncovered the skeletons of 140 children between the age of five and fourteen years old, many with dislocated and twisted rib cages, indicating that their killers may have … Continue reading Child sacrifice still exists among some tribes…but Western elites see no problem

Surrogacy Contracts: A Blight on the Human Dignity of Surrogate Mothers and the Children they Bear

Adeline Allen’s recent article focuses on the document at the crux of all surrogacy deals: the contract. Here, at the point where the two trade parties meet, we see the stark imbalance of the exploitative surrogacy industry in black and white. Allen argues that while there is a fundamental right for citizens to be free … Continue reading Surrogacy Contracts: A Blight on the Human Dignity of Surrogate Mothers and the Children they Bear

Two Lives, One Love – Pastoral Message for 2018 on the right to life

Introduction Having consulted carefully with members of the lay faithful, both women and men, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference wishes to offer the following considerations as a contribution to the present national conversation on the right to life. The Catholic Church recently concluded a Jubilee Year of Mercy.  This initiative of Pope Francis was  celebrated … Continue reading Two Lives, One Love – Pastoral Message for 2018 on the right to life

This Formerly Trans 14-Year-Old Has A Message For Questioning Kids

Noor Jontry believed she was male from ages 11 to 13, but has changed her mind. Now at age 14, she is sharing her journey into the trans-male identity and back to her female self. In an interview on the website 4thWaveNow, Noor gives extraordinarily mature insights into her thoughts and feelings as she changed … Continue reading This Formerly Trans 14-Year-Old Has A Message For Questioning Kids

Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation

It is clear, even from the title—Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation—how Dr. Renate Klein feels about surrogacy. She has spent many years studying, writing, and educating on women’s health, reproductive technologies, and feminist philosophies, and she cofounded Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE). This small but mighty book is densely … Continue reading Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation

The Homosexually Oriented Man’s Relationship to Women

A reparative therapist strongly encourages the establishment of healthy, non-erotic friendships with men. There comes a time, however, when some clients evolve to a point of readiness to enter an intimate relationship with a woman. This readiness must be expressed by the client himself, and cannot be encouraged by the therapist in the same way … Continue reading The Homosexually Oriented Man’s Relationship to Women

41. What sense is there in the life of a handicapped person?

If we judge the value of a life according to criteria of efficiency, productivity and economy, society would tend to do away with those handicapped persons who are not useful and who cost a lot because they require so much care. Even so, we are able to share from experience that many people with disabilities … Continue reading 41. What sense is there in the life of a handicapped person?