Network News

  • Ending Futile Care Dehydrations in Texas
  • 4/27/2015
  • (NRO) - It has been a frustrating experience to witness the difficulties in repealing Texas's oppressive futile care law that permits bioethics committees to order patients off wanted life-sustaining treatment based on "quality of life" (read money). Opponents have been divided about approach to this issue.
  • Schiavo's Brother Tells Lenawee Audience of Battle for Life
  • 4/25/2015
  • (lenconnect.com) - The brother of Terri Schiavo described his family's anguish in losing a legal battle 10 years ago to keep the Florida woman alive, and told an audience many similar cases are occurring across the country.
  • Hall County Woman Has Come Long Way Since 2006 Near-Fatal Wreck
  • 4/24/2015
  • (gainesvilletimes.com) - The journey to recovery has been slow for Brittany Walters, but the milestones are coming, one by one, for the Hall County woman. "She has been just headstrong ever since she came home from the hospital," said her mother, Tina Walters, of Northwest Hall.
  • Their Doctor Told Them to Starve Their Baby to Death
  • 4/23/2015
  • (LifeNews.com) - The Hippocratic Oath is perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards. In the oath, a physician swears:
  • Neuroplasticity: How the Brain Can Heal Itself
  • 4/22/2015
  • (abc.net.au) - Scientists now know that the brain has an amazing ability to change and heal itself in response to mental experience. This phenomenon, known as neuroplasticity, is considered to be one of the most important developments in modern science for our understanding of the brain.
  • Kill or Get Out of Medicine!
  • 4/21/2015
  • (NRO) - Medical martyrdom is coming, a term I coined to describe doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other such professionals being forced (soon) to choose between their callings and participating in the intentional taking of human life.
  • Brain Injury Survivor, Robin Harvey an Inspiration
  • 4/20/2015
  • (Boston Herald) - Alyson Jodoin assessed the situation fairly quickly. The physical therapist had not worked at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital long, but she had yet to see a brain injury quite as bad as Robin Harvey's.
  • 1/3 Dutch General Practitioners Would Kill Mentally Ill!
  • 4/17/2015
  • (NRO) - Whoa! Don't tell me that euthanasia doesn't lead off a vertical moral cliff: A recentsurvey of Netherlander MD general practitioners found that very high percentages would kill cancer patients, and 1/3 would be willing to euthanize the mentally ill.
  • Connecticut Defeats Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide
  • 4/16/2015
  • (LifeNews.com) - On April 14, at 5:00 p.m., the Assisted Suicide bill "died in committee" for the third year in a row. We told you all three years that defeating the Assisted Suicide bill in Committee was the highest legislative priority of the Family Institute of Connecticut Action.
  • A Life That Mattered: The Cruel Case of Terri Schiavo
  • 4/15/2015
  • (Bucks County Courier Times) - Phil Gianficaro's March 29th column on Terri Schiavo says her parents' worst cruelties overshadowed their best intentions. He owes the Schindler family a huge apology. What was cruel was how Terri's husband stopped her rehabilitation once he got the money from the lawsuit.