Writing at First Things, Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith discusses the alarming first case of child euthanasia in Belgium. Belgium is the only country to have legalized physician-assisted suicide for children of any age. Read more from Wesley J. Smith at First Things.
Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and peas have constitutional rights? The War on Humans is a 31-minute documentary that critiques growing efforts to disparage the value of humans in the name of saving the planet. Read More ›
Hubris: No better word describes the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s plan to persuade Californians to borrow another $3 billion to keep it in business funding stem cell research. The CIRM was created in 2004 in the wake of President George W. Bush’s order restricting federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Knowing that many Californians perceived themselves as “the Read More ›
When I learned today that the federal bureaucracy had promulgated a rule compensating physicians for the time they spend counseling patients on end-of-life health-care decisions, I wasn’t surprised. A similar provision was dropped from the Obamacare bill, but anyone who understands the profoundly bureaucratic nature of contemporary government knew that that was not necessarily the end of it. The 2,700-page Read More ›
Wesley J. Smith & Dr. Theresa Deisher discuss the ethics of cloning and the potential slippery slope that cloning could bring. Read More ›
Wesley J. Smith, a prolific bioethicist, lectures on his new book, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy. He argues for human exceptionalism and, being special creatures, human’s responsibility in the world. Read More ›
The assisted-suicide movement has come a long way in just a couple of decades. Consider, for example, this recent item from the San Francisco Chronicle: “Charlotte Shultz [the wife of former secretary of state George Shultz] accepted the invitation to be honorary co- chair (with Dianne Feinstein) at a Nov. 5 luncheon and program for Compassion & Choices of Northern Read More ›
Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith was recently featured as part of a Family Research Council Town Hall on health care. Other guests included House Minority Leader John Boehner, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, Congressman Chris Smith and several others. To listen, click here.
Discovery senior fellow Wesley J. Smith has returned to podcasting with What It Means to Be Human, a podcast about the many policies and proposals in bioethics, bioscience, and animal liberation that threaten the idea of human exceptionalism and undermine universal human rights: On this episode of What It Means to Be Human, Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow in Human Read More ›
I am having trouble keeping up: Every day now almost, it is one once unthinkable thing after another. In the UK, a woman tried to commit suicide by swallowing anti-freeze, and doctors refused to save her! From the story: Kerrie Wooltorton arrived fully conscious in hospital clutching a ‘living will’ in which she stated she did not want to be Read More ›