Heather MacAllister’s Partner Lashes Out

Please pardon this long post, but there is no way to abridge the discussion and to justice do the important and deeply emotional matters that are considered.Last month, I came across a story in the San Francisco Chronicle that made me think that the assisted suicide death of a woman named Heather . . . . Continue Reading »

When Killing Yourself Isn’t Suicide

Rita Marker, the head of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and I have a piece in today’s NRO about how euthanasia proponents engage in post modernistic abuse of lnaguage to further their ideological agenda. (Human cloning advocates use the same disengenuous . . . . Continue Reading »

For UK Human Cloners It’s Never Enough

The UK may have the most radical public policy when it comes to cloning and biotechnology in the world. Want to buy eggs for cloning? Go right ahead. Make cloned human/animal hybrid clones? Be our guest. In fact, I have decided that the guiding slogan of the regulators in Brave New Britain is, . . . . Continue Reading »

A Case of Infanticide Normalization?

As readers of Secondhand Smoke know, I have been warning for some time that infanticide is in the process of being normalized in the USA and around the world. It is in this context that I found a judge’s decision to dismiss a murder charge so potentially disturbing. Apparently a woman gave . . . . Continue Reading »

Off for the Weekend: Open Thread

Secondhand Smokette and I are driving to LA for the weekend to visit Secondhand Mom. Chances are there will be no posts until Sunday. In the meanwhile, if there are relevant issues that anyone would like to address here, please feel free to open a thread and discuss amongst yourselves. I might chime . . . . Continue Reading »

NHS: "I’m Melting! I’m Melting!"

It goes from bad to worse, for the UK’s National Health Service. Now, it has spent billions of pounds training doctors and has no place to put them due to budget cuts. According to the Telegraph, 8,000 doctors are on the beach without work due to this fiasco. So, the NHS has doctors it . . . . Continue Reading »

The Adult Stem Cell Non Controversy

Michael Fumento’s work on explaining adult stem cells is stellar. Perhaps, that is because, of the many hats he wears, one is that of a science writer. In this article in the American Spectator, Fumento explains how the mistakes in Dr. Catherine Verfaillie’s paper that first identified . . . . Continue Reading »

Disability Rights Activists Against A.B. 374

Marilyn Golden is a disability rights activists who I have worked with over the years in opposing assisted suicide. She is smart, effective, and understands the stakes in this debate for her community and indeed, for each of us.In this column, she writes cogently about why we should reject assisted . . . . Continue Reading »