• Echoes of eugenics as a court orders a woman to wear a contraceptive device

    “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” With these words, United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes cleared the way in 1927 for the forcible sterilization of a 21-year-old girl, Carrie Buck and, subsequently, some sixty thousand or more other Americans as part of a... Read more
  • Dutch Supreme Court rules doctors can euthanize dementia patients

    The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Tuesday, April 21, that it is lawful for doctors to euthanize patients with severe dementia, provided that the patient had expressed a desire to be euthanized while still legally capable of doing so.  Lower courts had previously ruled that a... Read more
  • Catholic Hospitals Under Attack

    Catholic hospitals are under unremitting attack—from prestigious medical journals, media, and lawyers in courtrooms. The goal is to coerce these venerable institutions into replacing their faith-based methods of medical practice with secular moral standards that deny the sanctity of human... Read more
  • Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh calls abortion “horrendous”

    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh, in an interview about the coronavirus pandemic, said he believed the crisis has made people more prayerful, and more cognizant of the “sanctity of life.”   “Even now, as we all go through what we’re going through with COVID-19,... Read more
  • Coronavirus crisis: The wrong way to decide which patients get hospital care

    At a hospital in New York City, an intensive-care-unit physician faces a terrible dilemma: There are two coronavirus patients in a severe situation, both competing for only one available ICU bed and ventilator. One is a 57-year-old heavy smoker, the other a 72-year-old marathon runner. Who... Read more
  • Death on Demand Comes to Germany

    The 1973 dystopian film Soylent Green featured several shocking moments, including overpopulation riots and men calling women “the furniture” required for sex. But the most disturbing scene showed Edward G. Robinson entering a euthanasia clinic, choosing to be put down rather than live... Read more
  • Don’t Sanitize Abortion

    I would like to suggest a seventh rule to add to Mary Eberstadt’s “Six Rules for Pro-Life Radicals.” This additional rule was implicit in several of the six she listed, so she may have been presuming it axiomatic—so fundamental as to not require restating. But I believe that this... Read more
  • Canadian hospice being taken over by government in euthanasia fight

    pikselstock | Shutterstock A hospice society in British Columbia, Canada, is refusing to make provisions for physician-assisted suicide, which is legal in Canada, and is being forced to give up government funding for the hospice they operate. The board of the Delta Hospice Society is... Read more
  • Infant boy removed from ventilator after controversial ‘brain stem death’ ruling

    Despite his parents’ protests that he showed “signs of life,” a four-month old boy who was severely brain damaged was legally declared dead and has been removed from a ventilator in the U.K. Midrar Ali was disconnected from his ventilator sometime after judges agreed with doctors this... Read more
  • Senate fails to pass two pro-life bills on same day

    A reflection shot turns the US Capitol upside down. Credit: Jonathan O'Reilly/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Senate on Tuesday failed to pass two pro-life bills to protect unborn babies who can feel pain, and babies who survive abortion attempts. The... Read more