End of Life Issues / Assisted Suicide
Trained to Live Forever: End-of-Life Resuscitation Orders
People don’t want to talk about dying. In 2015, according to the Funeral and Memorial Information Council, 69% of adults over the age of 40 indicated they would prefer to pre-arrange...July 7th, 2017
Caregiving: Christian Helping and Coping
When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the...March 1st, 2017
A Primer on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
QUESTION: What’s the difference between voluntary euthanasia and non-voluntary euthanasia? ANSWER: Voluntary euthanasia involves a competent and stated desire of someone to have...February 23rd, 2017
Look at What is Coming
In 2011 Mariette Buntjens was a patient suffering from metastatic cancer at a Roman Catholic nursing home in Diest, Belgium. Buntjens requested euthanasia but the nursing home refused...July 27th, 2016
Q&A on Assisted Suicide and Quality of Life
QUESTION: Why are you so worked up about assisted suicide? If I don’t want to live when my quality of life is gone, why should you have the right to tell me I don’t have...June 28th, 2016
Justice Scalia on the Constitution, Abortion, and Assisted Suicide
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away Saturday (February 13, 2016), believed that the role of the Court is to faithfully interpret and apply the law as it actually...February 24th, 2016
Life Worth Living
On June 22, 2015, Simona De Moor of Belgium was euthanized. She was a healthy 85 year old who saw her death as her only reprieve from the grief of losing her daughter several...October 21st, 2015
When Life Holds No Dignity
Advocates for assisted suicide have often marched under the “death with dignity” banner, but what does that word, “dignity,” mean? When did we get it, and how...June 12th, 2013
Deprived of the Chance - A Look at the Quality of Life and a 'Duty to Die'
My travels throughout North America have given me countless opportunities to meet some rather incredible people. One of those people is Lisa Van Drese. Her attitude, optimism and unrelenting...June 12th, 2013
Predictions in Bioethics for 2011
Each year, the Center for Bioethics and Culture asks me to prognosticate about the coming 12 months in bioethics. My record was pretty good for 2010. But the CBC refuses to let...December 16th, 2010
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