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On the 13th of November in the Goethe Institute in Brussels, Alex Schadenberg, chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International, debated noted pro-euthanasia medical academic, Dr Jan Bernheim. The panel discussion afterwards included Carine Brochier from the European Bioethics Institute (on the no side) and Professor Etienne Vermeersch, …
Eastern Michigan University has reached a settlement agreement in an Alliance Defending Freedom lawsuit filed on behalf of a pro-life student organization. EMU originally denied student activity fees to the group based on its “political or ideological” views, but officials have now agreed to revise university policy and remove the ban on fundin…
I have written about the Margot Bentley case before, and bring it up again because I think it may be the most important bioethical litigation now pending of which I am aware. At stake is whether a nursing home can be forced to starve a patient to death by withholding spoon feeding. From the Vancouver Sun blog […]…
By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 11-2, the Florida House Criminal Justice Committee defeated House Bill 4003 by Representative Alan Williams (D).
Years ago, I received a serious death threat directed against the personnel at a specifically named hospital. My correspondent was convinced that a beloved baby had been killed instead of provided expensive care, and in his grief, told me he was plotting revenge. (I called the FBI which diffused the situation. But it was very worrying.)
I was reminded of that upsetting episode by a USA Today story about a wave of violence against hospital workers in China. From the story:
On the early morning of Monday, October 14th, 29-year-old Shannon “Bear” Cothran was working his shift at a gas station convenience store in Nashua, N.H., when a man armed with a knife attempted to rob the establishment.
Capitol Police are investigating threats made via Twitter that were directed toward Sen. Ted Cruz:
Here are two of the threatening, unhinged tweets (address blacked out):
Ted Cruz,needs to be taken out the Fucker and Heritage Action Grp,Freedom Way and all Tea party bastards they caused this.—
TroyGilmoreJr (@ArmyVet54) October 18, 2013
The National Rifle Association is stepping up its campaign against a proposed gun control measure in Illinois that supporters argue will help combat and prevent street violence by increasing penalties for gun crimes.The bill, sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Mike Zalewski, calls for more time behind bars for possessing illegal weapons. It increases penalties for unlawful use of weapons, including by felons or gang members. It would make probation less likely, imposing minimum prison sentences of three years in many cases. It would also require that offenders serve at least 85 percent of their sentences, up from 50 percent.The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action wrote in a website post that the bill will jeopardize concealed carry in Illinois by imposing tough penalties for individuals who carry a firearm without a concealed-carry permit or firearm owner’s identification card.”This specific provision incorrectly targets otherwise law-abiding citizens, rather than deterring violent criminals with harsher penalties,” the group said in an Oct. 10 statement.
The Life Legal Defense Foundation has come to the defense of pro-life advocates in Jackson, Mississippi.
The sidewalk counselors were arrested and threatened by police for their peaceful, legal pro-life activities on the public sidewalk outside the state’s only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
‘Deep 6 Their Weak A**es’: Cher’s Latest Twitter Tirade Against ‘Devil Incarnate’ Tea Partiers Raises Eyebrows
Editor’s Note: This article contains strong language.
Famed pop singer Cher is known for issuing anti-Republican rhetoric on Twitter, but a new series of messages on the social media platform show she’s upping her ante. After a politically-themed Twitter tirade against the Tea Party on Friday, Cher sent a message suggesting that “maybe we should deep 6 their weak a**es.”
Flashback: Colorado State Senator Giron said Mayors Against Illegal Guns should “fold up” if she lost
In a case of confidence gone awry, now former Senator Angela Giron told the New Republic in August that if either her or Senate President John Morse lost their seats, then Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns “might as well fold up.”
NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria, but says Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people.
Putin spoke in a wide-ranging interview to The Associated Press and Russia’s state Channel 1 television late Tuesday at his residence outside Moscow.
Sally Kohn isn’t the only lib hack suddenly in favor of military action in Syria now that Obama’s in charge. Piers Morgan has also performed a striking about-face:
Obama included Congress re Syria, and Boehner has now given him support. I'd call that a much needed return to bi-partisanship in DC.—
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 03, 2013
Obama’s in charge, everybody. Boehner and Cantor are on-board. That’s apparently all it takes to convince Musket that this war would be totally legit.