Ashley’s Case: Getting Very Hot

The disability rights community is making things hot for the doctors who took out Ashley’s uterus, cut off her breast buds, and subjected her to two years of hormone injections to keep her small. Complaints are being filed, calls for investigations being made. From the AP . . . . Continue Reading »

Robert Schindler is Improving

Here is some very good news: Robert Schindler, the father of Terri Schiavo, is improving. Bobby Schindler told me via e-mail: “My father is in his first week of rehabilitation to help return the strength he lost on his right side. I am happy to say that in the short time he has been getting . . . . Continue Reading »

Should Smokers be Denied Surgery?

What an irony: On one hand, society is getting pretty libertarian. We are not to judge or shun each other for personal behavior. On the other hand, this injunction does not apply to smokers, who can be castigated from here to Timbuktu. Add in the growing utilitarian emphasis being promoted by . . . . Continue Reading »

"Zombie" Cloned Animals

This story out of the UK is of concern. Cloned animals are having, shall we say, troubles. No surprise there. Consequently, cloners are keeping some of them penned in and causing stress, leading to aggression, particlularly among cloned pigs. Their reported solution? Get rid of the stress and . . . . Continue Reading »

Radio Free Ashley

There has been tremendous interest in the media about Ashley and the decision by her parents to keep her small. Here is a radio interview I did today on The Eagle, KSSZ from Columbia, MO. The host is Derek . . . . Continue Reading »

Mark Pickup Has a Blog: Human Life Matters

My wonderful and dear friend, Mark Pickup, has started a blog called Human Life Matters. I met Mark circa 1996 when we both appeared at an anti-euthanasia conference sponsored by the Compassionate Healthcare Network in Vancouver. We hit it off immediately and became the best of friends. I dedicated . . . . Continue Reading »