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Confused Kiwis line up to vote on a euthanasia law

By Carolyn Moynihan via mercatornet.comReprinted with permission Among the roadside billboards canvassing votes for political parties and their candidates in New Zealand’s triennial election on October 17 is one announcing starkly: “LETHAL DOSE with NO assessment for coercion required.” Below that it asks: “Is the End of Life Choice Act…

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7 ways Belgium didn’t even follow its own euthanasia law

Source: Robert Clarke via mercatornet.comReprinted with permission So-called “safeguards” are much more window dressing than providing any real protection. As the New Zealand euthanasia referendum approaches, voters could be helped by looking at the experience in other countries before making up their minds on this complex topic. At the end…

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Why Is Abortion Such an Important Voting Issue?

Source: Catholic Answers via YouTube There are plenty of human rights issues that hold prominent places in our decision-making as voters. Why do Catholics say abortion is the preeminent one, and how does the Church say should that influence our choices? Trent Horn explains. DONATE: https://give.catholic.com/castudiosSUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/catholiccomWEBSITE: https://www.catholic.com/ After his…

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“Euthanasia is a crime against human life, incurable does not mean end of care”

Source: via vaticannews.va/en “Samaritanus bonus” (The Good Samaritan), a newly published letter by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, approved by the Pope, reiterates the condemnation of any form of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and advocates support for families and healthcare workers. By Vatican News On Tuesday, the…

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Fathers, Fight for Milk

By Tyler Blanski on Sep 01, 2020 08:55 am I’ll never forget the night my first child was born. I was racing down the freeway before dawn, clutching the steering wheel.  “Look out for deer,” Brittany moaned. I glanced at her sideways.  “You’re in labor, and you’re worried about deer?”…

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Nigerian Christians are losing the demographic war

The world’s most “unfashionable” persecuted minority is arguably Christian. Despite being persecuted in far more countries than any other religion, Christians are simply not on the radar of Western consciousness. At a time when the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar, Uyghurs in China and Yazidis in Iraq is being under-reported, the world has done little to help any of these minorities and persecuted Christians have become the victims of increasingly outrageous neglect.

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Investigated, Silenced, Course Cancelled

Up until 2013, physics professor Eric Hedin taught an interdisciplinary honors seminar at Ball State University (BSU) called Boundaries of Science. This was not a straight physics or cosmology class, but an elective interdisciplinary course designed to “emphasiz[e]… the relationships of the sciences to human concerns and society,” and it explored scientific evidence for intelligent design, among other topics related to science and faith.

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Making Children, Unmaking Families

Manufacturing children using the genetic material of multiple parents is not a prospect to be celebrated. It is a dystopian technology, making children, as if they were consumer goods, and unmaking the family, as if it were not essential to the common good. The New York Times recently ran an op-ed titled “The Poly-Parent Households are Coming.” It is notable for its celebratory approach to two future prospects: that human children might be created from manufactured gametes (sperm and egg) through a process called in vitro gametogenesis (IVG)…

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Patients can no longer assume that doctors are committed to protecting life.

Source: alexschadenberg.blogspot.comReprinted with permission By Gordon Friesen.http://www.euthanasiediscussion.net/ Throughout the long Canadian discussions, court cases, and legislative compromises, which eventually resulted in mandating physician “assisted” death, there has often been a comfortable tendency for people to think that euthanasia is merely another clinical procedure; that its influence could be restricted to…