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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Rubber Stamping Terri’s Dehydration

From First Thoughts

When Congress directed the federal courts to take a fresh look at the Schiavo case, it was to be “de novo,” that is, to relook at the evidence with a fresh eye. Yet, Judge James D. Whittemore looks to have been more of a rubber stamp. For example, the federal courts were to determine . . . . Continue Reading »

New Blog You Should Check Out

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Janie Siess is an attorney extraordinaire who represented the mother and sister of Robert Wendland. She fought a five-year legal battle in California to keep his feeding tube from being taken out—even though he could roll a wheelchair down a hospital corridor. She has started a new blog, in . . . . Continue Reading »

Normalizing Infanticide

From First Thoughts

With the Netherlands openly practicing eugenic infanticide and in the process of preparing to formally legalize the killing of babies born with disabilities or terminal conditions, we find media in our own country looking on the act with utter non judgmentalism, or even approval. Here’s my . . . . Continue Reading »