"Dr. Death Rides Again"

As promised, here is the Weekly Standard article I co-authored with Rita Marker, which points up the similarities between Jack Kevorkian’s illegal assisted suicide campaign and the legal assisted suicide regimen currently regent in Oregon. Here are a few excerpts: In 1990, when Kevorkian began . . . . Continue Reading »

More on Dutch "Organ" Game Show

When I wrote the other day about the Dutch “reality” television show in which a terminally ill woman will interview “contestants” vying to receive her kidney for transplant, I assumed that the donation would be after she had died. Apparently not. According to this story, the . . . . Continue Reading »

I think A.B. 374 May Be In Some Trouble

Methinks A.B. 374, the bill to legalize assisted suicide in California, may be in some trouble. The authors have—sort of—amended the bill to require a three months left to live rather than a six months left to live standard, before a lethal prescription can be written in the . . . . Continue Reading »

Dutch TV Contestants Vie for Kidney

The Dutch continue to stun with their fall off a vertical bioethical cliff: In this installment, a television show will soon air in which three ill contestants vie for the right to the kidney of a terminally ill woman. From the story in the UK’s Guardian:In the show, due to be broadcast on . . . . Continue Reading »

Human Experimentation Without Consent

I find myself feeling ambivalent about this story: Permission has been granted to therapeutically experiment on trauma victims and people whose hearts suddenly stopped beating, toward the end of improving care in such medical emergencies. In the past, I have opposed using unconscious and dying . . . . Continue Reading »

EVERYTHING is NOT About Abortion

On my way home from a speaking gig in Edmonton, Canada, I came across this long article in the Globe and Mail, byline Carolyn Abraham, that just got my blood boiling. The story concerns families who suffer a miscarriage and choose to bury their babies rather than having them disposed as mere medical . . . . Continue Reading »