‘What’s the Use of Keeping this Baby Alive?’ Belgian Lawmakers Legalize Euthanasia for Children

| February 25, 2014

[M]any people voiced opposition to the euthanasia bill, stating that children should never be asked whether or not they want to intentionally end their lives. “The law says adolescents cannot make important decisions on economic or emotional issues, but suddenly they’ve become able to decide that someone should make them die,” observed Andre-Joseph Leonard, an […]

Family promise gave life to man in 31-year coma

| January 27, 2014

An exemplary family understands the meaning of life. MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Cortez can remember the night 31 years ago as clearly as if it was last week. He had walked into the pediatric intensive care unit of Riverside County Regional Medical Center to find his 7-year-old son, Mikey, barely clinging to life. Bandages […]

Book: Why the Church Needs Bioethics

| January 17, 2014

Editor’s note: This book has many good things to say and is for the purpose of directing our thinking back to scripture. It doesn’t however make conclusive directions for the reader. It leaves the responsibility for ethical biomedical decisions where they ultimately lie, on the shoulders of its readership.  The pace of change in modern […]