Wesley J . Smith: Who Decides to Discontinue Medical Treatment?

Medicare will now reimburse doctors $86 for half-hour consultations about the kind of treatment patients would—or would not—want should they become incapacitated. Writing at The Weekly Standard, DI Sr. Fellow Wesley J. Smith explains why this new regulation exposes patients to the threat of a doctor’s potential refusal to provide them with the life-extending treatment that they want.

Read his article at The Weekly Standard.

On Election Day, Discovery Institute President Steven J. Buri Says “Thank You” to Politicians


In his Seattle Times op-ed, DI President Steven J. Buri reminds us to thank our fellow citizens who choose to place their names on a ballot. At a time when many Americans are fed up with politics, we should take a moment to appreciate those that aspire to public service—often at great personal sacrifice and little personal gain. Read his article at The Seattle Times.