A.B. 374: The Usual Assisted Suicide Crock

I have started to dig into A.B. 374 and it is the usual smoke and mirrors beloved of assisted suicide advocates. For example, I am sure we will hear about the safeguards against the mentally ill from being assisted in suicide. But the actual wording of the legislation belies this soothing notion. . . . . Continue Reading »

An Interview with Rita Marker

Rita Marker, the head of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide was my mentor, after dragging me kicking and screaming getting into this line of work. Having read her wonderful Deadly Compassion, I was shocked to my shoes, and offered to give ten percent of my time to the . . . . Continue Reading »

Viability Now at 22 Weeks

A baby has been born at one day less than 22 weeks gestation, has survived, and is doing well. This birth may have significant ramifications for abortion law because it reduces the time of viability to just over half a normal gestation period. It may impact futile care theory and the occasional . . . . Continue Reading »

PETA: It’s About the Money

PETA has had trouble lately because its true colors have been showing. For example, this little story: Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s estranged wife, has apparently been cut off by PETA from participating in its work because Paul McCartney’s family wants no part of her. McCartney is in . . . . Continue Reading »

Brave New Bioethics On the Air Nationally

I have just learned that my Brave New Bioethics podcast has gone on the air in the nationally syndicated radio program Al Kresta in the Afternoon. (Kresta is also on satellite radio and streams live on the Internet.) This is terrific news. In doing the commentaries, I had hoped to reach people who . . . . Continue Reading »

Eugenics Equals Murder and Death

India has discovered grisly evidence of what happens when eugenics consciousness takes hold. In this case (as in China), it is a belief that boys are better than girls. As a consequence, female infanticide and abortion based on sex is rampant in India. Now, a mass grave of murdered girl infants and . . . . Continue Reading »

"Ethical" Fois Gras

Animal rights activists have tried to shut down the fois gras business in many paces around the world because it allegedly abuses ducks and geese to force feed them, the purpose of which is to fatten up their livers, creating the richness of the fois gras product. Of course, the force feeding is not . . . . Continue Reading »