The right to have a perfect child

Margaret Bauer was born with Down syndrome, an increasingly rare genetic disorder. Rare because it has been cured? No, rare because pre-natal testing has led an estimated 80-90% of pregnant women to abort these children before they are born. Patricia Bauer, a former Washington Post reporter, has ... Continue reading

When does life have value?

As many as 26 disabled-rights groups are protesting the decision to remove Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, according to Not Dead Yet. Democrat Senator Tom Harkin has joined the throng, as has Democrat presidential hopeful Rev. Jesse Jackson. Contrary to the way the story is being framed, is isn't ... Continue reading

Servanthood and the Schiavo Protocol

Jane was in the prime of her life when she was diagnosed with ALS. She had a husband, children and a busy, fulfilling career. She was respected by her colleagues and frequently sought out for her knowledge and wisdom. Life was good, which made the diagnosis of ALS an even greater ... Continue reading

Follow-up: Euthanasia in the Netherlands

The Evangelical Outpost has new information on a ruling by the Royal Dutch Medical Association (Sympathectomy of the Soul) that favors the increased application of euthanasia in the Netherlands. The RDMA has created a new class of euthanasia candidates, those who are not diagnosed with any ... Continue reading

The Groningen Protocol

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — A hospital in the Netherlands—the first nation to permit euthanasia—recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose ... Continue reading

When dreams become dust

Your girls may never play soccer or go to the prom, but who am I to say what a life is worth? —Dr. Kirk Milhoan, pediatric cardiologist, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas What is a life worth? At a whim I can jump on the Internet and search out the value of an ounce of gold or a ... Continue reading