Posts tagged "euthanasia"

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...

Refusal Legislation

30 January 2006 Rob Stein, of The Washington Post, tallies the number of “conscience clause” bills under consideration in more than a dozen state congresses that would codify the right of health care workers to refuse to provide treatment or care that conflicts with their personal beliefs. Under the umbrella of such “refusal clauses” would be...

Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest

There is no shortage of foolish rhetoric clamoring for the attention of poor Terri Schiavo, from both the self-declared “culture of life” and the smeared “culture of death.” The mystery here is why the press is so unable, or unwilling, to distinguish the grandstanders and the crusaders from those with actual, relevant comments. We hope,...

The Original Plan Was To Go With A “Sea of Love” Theme, But Another School Had Already Claimed It

“GOP leaders in both houses describe [the Terry Schiavo] case as having to do with the ‘culture of life’ theme expected to be central in the 2006 congressional races.” — Gail Russell Chaddock in The Christian Science Monitor. What’s interesting about the Schiavo case is the attempt by some anti-euthanasia activists to turn the life or...

Daily Links 12 November 2004

The Good Reverend and Gay Rights “‘Who succeeded in the great cultural battle over race and rights … those who could use religion to inspire solidarity and self-sacrificial devotion to their cause.’” Joe Crea, of Washington Blade, quotes author David L. Chappell on the function of the church in the civil rights struggle, and whether or not...