Canada Sending Mothers to US to Give Birth

I used to support a single payer plan for national health insurance. Now, I am very dubious. Here’s one reason from Canada. From the story:A problem in Canada’s hospitals is sending scores of pregnant women south of the border to have their babies. Carri Ash of Chilliwack, B.C. was sent . . . . Continue Reading »

"Hippocratic Oath Adapts"

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a series of posts (here, here, here, and here) and a column (“Harm Done,” NRO) about the ongoing deconstruction of the Hippocratic Oath and its devolution into meaningless pabulum in a society that increasingly embraces relativism as it rejects principles . . . . Continue Reading »

More on Battin "No Slippery Slope" Study

I blogged a few days ago about the propaganda piece, er study, proclaiming no slippery slope with regard to assisted suicide. Well, here is the PDF of the report itself. But I note the following, which seems odd for a peer reviewed journal:Original version received 10 July 2007Accepted 10 July 2007 . . . . Continue Reading »

Making Assisted Suicide Seductive

The media love stories such as this one in the Oregonian, byline Don Colburn; of the “fiercely independent” man or woman who decides the time has come to die through assisted suicide. From the story:Lovelle Svart woke up Friday knowing it was the day she would die. There was much to do. . . . . Continue Reading »