Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, and consults for the Patients Rights Council.

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Schiavo Travesty

From First Thoughts

The pulling of the feeding tube of Terri Schiavo is a travesty and a case of the law’s addiction to process over humane justice. But this killing—if it is finished, remember she has twice been here before—is not being done behind closed doors. It is happening in the glare of the . . . . Continue Reading »

Why It’s So Hard to Kill Terri Schiavo

From First Thoughts

I have never seen so much energy expended by so many people to make one poor, helpless woman dead. Yet, despite it all, Terri lives! The key question is why? At a time when people who are far less cognitively disabled then Terri are dehydrated to death in all fifty states with nary a peep of . . . . Continue Reading »

UN Votes Against All Human Cloning

From First Thoughts

The General Assembly of the United Nations has voted overwhelmingly against all human cloning. While “The United Nations Declaration on Human Cloning” is not binding, it is an important statement that all human cloning is “incompatible with human dignity and the protection of human . . . . Continue Reading »