A Case of Infanticide Normalization?

As readers of Secondhand Smoke know, I have been warning for some time that infanticide is in the process of being normalized in the USA and around the world. It is in this context that I found a judge’s decision to dismiss a murder charge so potentially disturbing. Apparently a woman gave . . . . Continue Reading »

Off for the Weekend: Open Thread

Secondhand Smokette and I are driving to LA for the weekend to visit Secondhand Mom. Chances are there will be no posts until Sunday. In the meanwhile, if there are relevant issues that anyone would like to address here, please feel free to open a thread and discuss amongst yourselves. I might chime . . . . Continue Reading »

NHS: "I’m Melting! I’m Melting!"

It goes from bad to worse, for the UK’s National Health Service. Now, it has spent billions of pounds training doctors and has no place to put them due to budget cuts. According to the Telegraph, 8,000 doctors are on the beach without work due to this fiasco. So, the NHS has doctors it . . . . Continue Reading »

The Adult Stem Cell Non Controversy

Michael Fumento’s work on explaining adult stem cells is stellar. Perhaps, that is because, of the many hats he wears, one is that of a science writer. In this article in the American Spectator, Fumento explains how the mistakes in Dr. Catherine Verfaillie’s paper that first identified . . . . Continue Reading »

Disability Rights Activists Against A.B. 374

Marilyn Golden is a disability rights activists who I have worked with over the years in opposing assisted suicide. She is smart, effective, and understands the stakes in this debate for her community and indeed, for each of us.In this column, she writes cogently about why we should reject assisted . . . . Continue Reading »

Miracles Do Happen

This is a wonderful story: An infant apparently died and didn’t breathe for 30 minutes, but then spontaneously came back to life. After surgery, he is none the worse for wear. The moral of the story? It’s Not Over Until It’s Over: Unless It Isn’t Really . . . . Continue Reading »

The Dutch Suicide Problem

The Dutch apparently have a real problem with suicidal desires. According to this story, there are nearly 100,000 suicide attempts each year, with about 1,600 resulting deaths. From the story: “The official figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) indicate that 1,600 people actually commit . . . . Continue Reading »