Posts tagged "aid in dying"
The Patient Body: Old Philosophical Certainties

The Patient Body: Old Philosophical Certainties

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
The Danger of Winning

The Danger of Winning

By Ann Neumann Is a revisionist history of abortion rights being used--by journalists, supporters, and lawyers--to curtail Supreme Court rulings on other rights like same sex marriage. Is "fear of the backlash" just a stubborn frame?

The Conscience Clause:
It’s Not Just About 750,000 Hospital Employees

There's much more at stake in the discussion about conscience clauses than who gets the bill for the pill. By Ann Neumann On January 20th Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that contraception would be covered free-of-charge in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Obama administration's stifled, delayed-release attempt at reforming health...

The Bishops, Proving Me Right

I shouldn't take any credit for predicting the actions of the most predictable institution on the globe, but I'll take it anyway.  I made the case at The Nation last week that the USCCB's recent statement on aid in dying would lead to broader crack-downs on end of life rights, privacy, and awareness....

I Think I Know Jack.

by Paul Creeden: Dr. Jack Kevorkian is the subject of You Don't Know Jack, an HBO film, which premiered on the cable network in April. Al Pacino plays “Dr. Death,” as Kevorkian was dubbed in 1956 after he performed, in his role as a pathologist, a photographic survey of the pupils of dying patients. Kevorkian...