New Task Force UPDATE Now Available

The International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide is an invaluable educational resource in the fight against euthanasia. The Task Force publishes the highly informative Update, an essential tool to keeping up to date on the fast-moving euthanasia issue.The current edition is now out. . . . . Continue Reading »

Bobby Schindler Makes a Point

Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s brother, has commented on a phenomenon I have also noticed: The propensity of the media to continually distinguish Terri’s case from other examples when purportedly unconscious people awaken, or dehydrations are stopped because the patient is found to be . . . . Continue Reading »

Umbilical Cord Blood Saves Leukemia Patient

The Seattle Times has a hopeful story about a patient who couldn’t find a compatible bone marrow donor, being effectively treated for leukemia by umbilical cord blood stem cells. UCB stem cells are much easier to match than bone marrow, but for adults there has always been a problem:But adults . . . . Continue Reading »

Should Cloned Animal Products be Labeled?

This story makes the Naderite in me itch: The actual cloner of Dolly the sheep, Keith Campbell—Ian Wilmut supervised rather than doing the hands on work—is advocating that farmers raise cloned animals rather than those created sexually, as a way of bringing stronger and better animal . . . . Continue Reading »

Eugenics: Never Forget

There is a historical exhibit about eugenics at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. From the column by Rick Martinez, in The News and Observer, it seems the curators did a fine job. Here are few excerpts from Martinez’s reaction:EUGENICS WAS SOLD AS THE SCIENCE of improving the . . . . Continue Reading »

Tom Marzen, RIP

I received a sad e-mail today that Tom Marzen, Chief Counsel for the National Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled, has died of lung cancer. Tom was a tireless advocate for the equal humanity and human rights of people with serious cognitive or developmental disabilities. By the time I . . . . Continue Reading »