Category Archives: Ethics

Physician-assisted suicide: only “control freaks” really want it

An expert on palliative care recommends that Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide laws not be taken as a model for any practice in the UK. In sum: (1) Patients with suicidal thoughts need evaluation and treatment for depression. (2) Palliative services are more freely available in the UK than in Oregon. (3) The reasons death advocates present in favor of PAS laws are not the reasons why real patients actually kill themselves using PAS:

It is also commonly assumed that patients who carry out PAS must be suffering

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We’re number one! (humbly speaking)

An atheist writer is fed up with eco-correct clergymen and the New Atheists, who agree on one thing: that man is just another animal among the animals. I wonder whether he’s seen Pope Benedict’s words from the World Peace Day address:

7. The family needs a home, a fit environment in which to develop its proper relationships. For the human family, this home is the earth, the environment that God the Creator has given us to inhabit with creativity and responsibility. We need to care for

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Need any more reasons to be wary of the HPV vaccine?

In more than one case, the population-controllers have been imposing vaccines on poor countries that cause infertility. (ALL has info on UNICEF/WHO programs exposed in 1995 and 2004.)
Now Merck’s HPV vaccine distributed in the US turns out to contain two troublesome chemicals: a roach poison and a chemical associated with infertility in rats.

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Not an advance for human dignity

Sure, let’s posit that Keivin Cohen wanted to have children; he wanted to be a father. That doesn’t necessarily mean he wanted to be a sperm donor after his death.

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From the bulging “Mark Shea Outbursts” file….

Mark Shea is accusing Michael Ledeen of National Review Online of encouraging “murder.” As many commenters point out, this is a complete misreading of Ledeen’s words. Essentially, Ledeen is agreeing with a Ralph Peters article, which argues that terrorist thugs in Afghanistan and Iraq should be killed in almost all circumstances.
On Catholic Light, I’ve consistently argued for this position, more or less. There is nothing wrong, legally or morally, with killing illegal combatants. There should be a just mechanism for determining whether they

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