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Black stethoscope on Canada flag background, Business and finance concept.
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Canadian Death Doctor Has Euthanized Hundreds of Patients

Legalizing euthanasia corrupts everything — the ethics of medicine, the public's perception of people experiencing illness, disability, or elder frailty, the media that continually swoon over medics who kill. This latter phenomenon is on vivid display in a National Post story. Read More ›
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Universities Should Promote Rigorous Discourse, Not Stifle It

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an advocacy article that attacks academic freedom and urges stifling contentious campus debates. Specifically, Evan Mullen, Eric J. Topol, and Abraham Verghese urge universities to "speak out publicly" and issue official institutional opinions about public controversies involving its professors "when it concludes that a faculty member's opinion could cause public harm." Read More ›
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Old people in geriatric hospice: elderly lady having eyesight problems viewing the screen of mobile phone. A nurse helps the senior woman dialing a number on the tiny keyboard
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Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Plans to Surrender to Assisted-Suicide Agenda

When Dame Cecily Saunders created the modern hospice movement, she adamantly rejected assisted suicide as an acceptable hospice activity. Saunders would be spinning in her grave if she read the proposed policy around assisted suicide that has been published by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Read More ›
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Silhouettes of crude oil pumps at sunset
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Medical Journal Editorial Urges Lawfare Against Oil Companies

A Perspectives editorial penned by law professors in the New England Journal of Medicine enters the fray again, this time, advocating lawfare by governments against fossil fuel industries. The authors take heart from a legal settlement between a Louisiana parish and oil companies. But this case is not the same thing at all as paying damages for climate change. Read More ›
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An elderly man in bed in close-up. Elderly care, hospice care. Long-term care for the elderly, rehabilitation, physical therapy
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Bill Would Require Federal Funds to Pay for Assisted Suicide

The use of federal funds to cover any costs associated with assisted suicide is currently against the law based on a bill signed in 1997 by President Bill Clinton after Oregon's lethal law went into effect. Now, a new bill has been introduced to force Medicare, the VA, and the federal share of Medicaid to cover expenses associated with assisted suicide. Read More ›
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Rear view of sad and depressed female patient sitting on wheelchair with saline bottle in hospital room looking towards curtains on window
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Euthanize Me, or I’ll Starve Myself to Death

In Canada, an autistic 27-year-old suicidal woman known as M.V. — whose judicially approved euthanasia was delayed until at least October by her father's claim that she does not qualify — is now starving herself to emotionally blackmail the court into allowing her to be killed expeditiously. Read More ›
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‘Tobacco-Free Generation’ Establishes Age-Based Ban on Sale of Tobacco — to Adults

I don't smoke, but I am wary of efforts to prevent other people from so doing. Now, blue cities — and soon states, most likely — have hit upon a way to ban smoking known as "Tobacco Free Generation" (TFG). Read More ›
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Too Many Climate Scientists Confuse ‘Science’ with Activism

Remember when a scientist admitted to removing nuance from a climate-change study because he believed that Nature would not publish it if he did not strictly follow the favored narrative of human-caused climate catastrophe? And now — perhaps in a reaction to that piece — Nature has published a cogent warning that too many scientists in the climate-change sector conflate "climate science" with "climate activism." Read More ›
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Surgery, medical and a team of doctors in an operating room at the hospital for a medical procedure from patient pov. Face, mask and teamwork with a group of medicine professionals in an operation.

No, Doctors Shouldn’t Make Treatment Decisions for Incompetent Patients

Cardiologist and New York Times columnist Sandeep Jauhar has published a piece advocating that doctors and bioethicists be empowered to force treatment on some patients. He writes in the context of wanting to compel hospitalization on a schizophrenic patient with serious heart problems. From "Doctors Need a Better Way to Treat Patients Without Their Consent:" Read More ›
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Colorado Town Learns the Harm Caused by Granting Rights to Nature

The nature-rights movement isn't about conservation or responsible husbanding of the natural world. Rather, it seeks to handcuff human thriving by preventing most uses of our natural resources. But it sounds soooo nice, doesn't it? Well, the Colorado town of Nederland has learned the hard way that granting "rights" to waterways impedes all kinds of beneficial projects. Read More ›