Friday, July 29, 2011

Legalizing assisted suicide is a mistake

From the blog of Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

I was cleaning up my emails and I came across this excellent letter to the editor that was written by Dr. William Toffler from Portland Oregon and printed in the Vancouver Sun on July 4, 2011. The letter was in response to the arguement by the BC Civil Liberties Association who are attempting to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada via the Supreme Court.

The letter by Dr. Toffler states:

I am a doctor in Oregon where physician-assisted suicide is legal. In my practice, I have discussed assisted suicide with more than a dozen patients. One of the first was with a man in a wheelchair with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis who asked me for assistance with his suicide.

I told him that I could readily understand his fear and his frustration and even his belief that assisted suicide might be a good path for him.

At the same time, I told him that should he become sicker or weaker, I would work to give him the best care and support available.

I told him that no matter how debilitated he might become, that, at least to me, his life was, and would always be, inherently valuable. As such, I would not recommend, nor could I participate in his suicide. Read more

New video reveals secret funding of abortions

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 7/29/2011 3:30:00 AM

An American Life League video shows how tax dollars are used to pay for abortions despite the existence of the Hyde Amendment, which was passed to prevent use of federal tax dollars for abortions.

Michael Hichborn, who heads Defend the Faith for the American Life League, says the amendment has not stopped Planned Parenthood. Read more

Thursday, July 28, 2011

‘Brain dead’ Quebec woman wakes up after family refuses organ donation

BY REBECCA MILLETTE

DROMMONDVILLE, Quebec, July 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, Madeleine Gauron, a Quebec woman identified as viable for organ donation after doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead,” surprised her family and physicians when she recovered from a coma, opened her eyes, and began eating. Read more

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Former Abortion Clinic Worker Speaks Out For Life

Jewels Green

By Kristen Walker, Live Action

One of the most powerful weapons in the pro-life arsenal is the authentic testimony of those who have advocated for and helped provide abortions, and later seen the light. People like Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Carol Everett, and Abby Johnson have information and insight that will help us win the fight against the abortion industry.
Allentown, Pennsylvania native and mother of three Jewels Green has made the courageous decision to finally speak up for life. In her first public pro-life testimony, she tells Live Action about suffering the pain of abortion as a teenager and later spending several years working in an abortion clinic. Read more

Judge Dismisses Suit Against Obama Embryonic Stem Cell Funding

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 7/27/11 12:50 PM

A federal judge has dismissed one of the lawsuits filed against President Barack Obama’s executive order forcing taxpayers to finance embryonic stem cell research involving the destruction of human life. Read more