The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer

Doctors of Death
APPENDIX J [Wesley J. Smith is an attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute. He is the coauthor of Power Over Pain: How To Get The Pain Control You Need. The following...
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"I Don't Have a Choice"
APPENDIX E [This article appeared on July 12, 2002 on the Daily Standard Online, a publication of The Weekly Standard, where Mr. Bockhorn is an associate editor Reprinted with permission. (C)Copyright 2002, News Corporation, Weekly Standard, All Rights...
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Introduction
"ABORTION IS NOT important. I never thought I could write such a sentence." We never thought we could print such a sentence either! And yet it is the title of Professor David Oderberg's lead article for this issue. Of course, he goes on to explain what...
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Nancy Crick's Death Not in Vain
APPENDIX G Nancy Crick was not dying. She was not terminally ill, she did not have cancer, she was almost twice the body weight stated on her web site and gaining. And she did not die. She committed suicide, which avoids dying, avoids reading the final...
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"Older Children"
This is the only chapter of Good Children that has been more or less completely re-written since the second edition came out in 1990. At that time, the whole country was gripped by what might happen as a result of AIDS. Even the government thought that...
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President Signs Born-Alive Infants Protection Act
APPENDIX A [The following is the text of the White House transcript of remarks made by President George W. Bush at the signing of H.R. 2175, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, at the Pittsburgh Hilton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 5, 2002.]...
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Recapturing the Joy of Life
Why do so many people today view planned death as a good answer to personal and social problems? Why are they more interested in the mechanics of dying than the adventure of living? Observers suggest that the culprits include nihilistic philosophy, the...
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Spare Embryos
APPENDIX B In our ongoing debate about the use of human. embryonic stem cells for research, there is one compromise position that reappears with regularity and attracts relatively wide support. This position proscribes (at least for federal funding)...
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The Posthumous Application of Negative Eugenics
Halting and punishing crime in advance is risky, as John Anderton (played by Tom cruise) in the spielberg thriller "Minority Report." Anderton, Chief of Washington, D.C.'s Pre-Crime Department in the year 2054, stops violent crimes before they are committed....
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The Principle of Hope
The Principle of Hope Sherwin B. Nuland The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care edited by Kathleen Foley and Herbert Hendin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 371 pp., $49.95) I. As every doctor knows, the number of operations...
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There's No Such Thing as a Mercy Killing
APPENDIX F [The following appeared on July 23 on the Pro-Life Infonet (www prolifeinfo.org) and is reprinted with permission. Mr. Ervin lives in Chicago.] Sometimes, in spite of my own perfectionist's resistance, I can't help but feel moments of great...
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Unheralded Good: The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act
You might not have heard the news, for the Times and Post and the networks have not thought it something useful for us to hear: But for the first time since Roe v. Wade, the Congress will have enacted, and a president will have signed, a bill that marks...
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U.N. Stands for Unconscionable
APPENDIX I When Colin Powell announced last Tuesday the administration's decision to shift to other organizations $34 million earmarked for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, the reaction was apoplectic. "Bush Denies Women Health Care,...
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We've Only Just Begun
APPENDIX C [Elizabeth Fitton is assistant to the editor of National Review. This article appeared June 5 on National Review Online (www. nationalreview. com) and is reprinted with permission.] We've Only Just Begun Elizabeth Fitton At the end of April,...
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When Pro-Choice Is No-Choice
APPENDIX H [David Davenport, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, was president of Pepperdine University from 1985-2000. The following commentary appeared on August 15, 2002 and is reprinted with permission. (c) Scripps Howard News Service.]...
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Why Abortion Isn't Important
Abortion is not important. I never thought I could write such a sentence. In fact, I never thought I could think it. But I do. That's not all. I also think that euthanasia is not important. Nor cloning. Nor contraception. Nor IVF, embryo experimentation,...
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Zygotes & Blastocysts: Human Enough to Protect?
APPENDIX D [Sidney Callahan is a columnist for Commonweal magazine where this article originally appeared (June 14, 2002). (C) 2002 Commonweal Foundation, reprinted with permission. For subscription information, visit their website at www commonwealmagazine.org.]...
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