Network News

  • Yes, We Have a Culture of Death
  • 9/24/2014
  • (By Bobby Schindler / LifeNews.com) - According to research reviewed by board-certified medical geneticist and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Skotko, it is estimated that 92 percent of all women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome abort their baby.
  • Another Study Shows Some 'Vegetative' Patients Are Mentally Active
  • 9/23/2014
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - Patients in what doctors call a "persistent vegetative state" may be much more aware of their surroundings than previously believed, according to a new study from the University of Western Ontario.
  • Anencephalic Babies Not Good as "Dead"
  • 9/22/2014
  • (NRO) - Throughout my campaign on behalf of the human exceptionalism and the equal dignity of all people, utilitarian bioethicists and others have challenged me about anencephalic babies, that is, those born with parts of their brain missing.
  • Standing Against the Human "Dignity Deniers"
  • 9/19/2014
  • (Wesley J. Smith) - God may not be dead, but considering the imago Dei in philosophical discourse and public policy certainly is. Not only that, but the rational reasons for acknowledging the exceptional dignity of humans are wrongly denigrated as merely reflecting our religious past in which rigid moralism supposedly trumped reason.
  • Despite Doctors, Parents Never Gave Up
  • 9/18/2014
  • (LifeNews.com) - In 2006, Paul Janssen was in a tragic car accident and almost died. The accident left him in a coma and doctors told his family he probably wouldn't survive. They even asked if was an organ donor and if they wanted to keep him on life support.
  • After Traumatic Brain Injury, A Young Man's Astounding Recovery
  • 9/17/2014
  • (Washington Post) - On Nov. 8, 2012, my son Dylan - two months into his junior year at Tufts University - was struck by a car in a crosswalk. His head punched a hole through the car's windshield, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury so severe that doctors initially warned he might be permanently disabled. He might never be able to feed himself again.
  • Another Conscious "Vegetable"
  • 9/16/2014
  • (NRO) - As regular readers of this blog know, I loathe the V-word used for human beings instead of peas. So, why did I deploy it in my headline? Because another case of a supposedly unconscious man, found to be actually aware, has apparently been discovered-and many would have denigrated him as nothing but a V before he went into the scanning machine.
  • Germany Opens Memorial to Nazis' Disabled Victims
  • 9/15/2014
  • (FOX news) -Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The memorial in Berlin is close to monuments to the Jewish Holocaust victims and to the Nazis' gay and Gypsy, or Roma, victims.
  • Alzheimer's: To Love and Care or Kill?
  • 9/12/2014
  • (NRO) - Sometimes I get emotional whiplash. On one hand, we see very prominent bioethicists say that we should starve Alzheimer's patients to death if they asked to be killed in an advance directive.
  • Couple Starved 3-Month-Old to Death, "Skin Was Hanging on His Bones"
  • 9/11/2014
  • (LifeNews.com) - On Monday Kansas Judge Patrick Thompson sentenced Desirah N. Overturf to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years in connection with the death by starvation of her three-month-old son.