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Former British Psychiatrist Admits To Assisting 7 Suicides.
The British Daily Mail has reported that Colin Brewer, a former psychiatrist who lost his right to practise medicine in 2006, has admitted to assisting 7 suicide deaths at the Dignitas suicide clinic in Switzerland in the past two years.

Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortion’s Slippery Slope Has Turned Into Euthanasia
Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades.

Nearly 5,000 Immigrants Died In 2014 Searching For A Better Life
Nearly 5,000 migrants lost their lives this year in hope of finding a better deal for themselves and their families in another country, making 2014 the deadliest year ever for migrants, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Vietnam’s Population Hits More Than 90.4 Million
Vietnam’s population has exceeded the 90 million people mark since April this year, the General Statistics Office announced Wednesday.

90 People In A Cambodian Village Infected With HIV/AIDS
Cambodian local authorities said Tuesday that up to 90 people in a remote village in the Battambang province of northwestern Cambodia have been tested positive for HIV/AIDS.

Pakistan School Massacre Prompts Prime Minister To Lift Death Penalty Ban
Nawaz Sharif lifts moratorium in place since 2008 in response to Taliban atrocity that left 132 children and nine teachers dead

British Catholic Monk Expects Prison For Promoting Christian Teaching On Homosexuality: Interview
A British hermit who only leaves his hermitage to distribute pamphlets promoting Christian teachings on homosexuality and abortion expects to be imprisoned for breaking the terms of his bail and continuing to confront his country’s “culture of death.”

This GOP Lawmaker Wants A Woman To Get Permission From The Father Before Having An Abortion
A Missouri Republican is pushing a bill that would allow a man who gets a woman pregnant to stop her from having an abortion. The measure would force a woman who wants an abortion to obtain written permission from the father first—unless she was the victim of "legitimate rape."

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality

Jean Lloyd
May I make two requests? Love me, but remember that you cannot be more merciful than God. It isn't mercy to affirm same-sex acts as good. Don't compromise truth; help me to live in harmony with it.

New! The Scientific Case against Homosexual "Marriage"

Brian Clowes
The debate over homosexual "marriage" is radically different from the discussions surrounding abortion, pornography and euthanasia. To begin with, the arguments regarding same-sex "marriage" appear at first to be very ill-defined. This means that most people do not know how to research the issue and quietly go along with the pro-gay slogans repeated endlessly by the media.

New! How Special are "Gay Rights"?

Brian Clowes
When pro-family people claim that homophile groups are pushing a "special rights" agenda, they are roundly condemned and ridiculed by homosexual leaders, the media, and the glitterati. "Gay rights" organizations assert that they are not asking for special rights, but only for the same rights that everyone else enjoys. This language is carefully designed to be soothing and nonthreatening, distracting attention from the real special rights agenda as it rolls ahead almost unimpeded. Homosexuals frequently employ these tools, endlessly ridiculing the idea that there is a "gay agenda" at all. This, of course, allows those who are pushing the agenda to avoid discussion and simply mock those who allege its existence.

Tweaking the law works

James S. Cole
Patient, incremental change in US abortion laws really does save lives. Thousands of them.

Parents fail in bid to harvest brain-dead teen's sperm

Michael Cook
Another chapter in the Wild West of reproductive technology ended abruptly on Thursday. A brain-damaged 19-year-old man, Rufus McGill II, died in Roanoke, Virginia, after his life-support system was removed at the request of his parents

America's Pediatricians Claim the Right to Contracept Your Kids
Parents are Not to Know (But They are Expected to Pay)

Steven Mosher
The day before Thanksgiving, I got a call from a harried reporter. "The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement on "Emergency Contraception," he said. "I'd like to get your take on it."

The Culture of Death Has No Winners

Judie Brown
Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves 'the creative action of God', and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can, in any circumstance, claim for himself the right to destroy directly an innocent human being.

Same-Sex Marriage Ten Years On: Lessons from Canada

Bradley Miller
The effects of same-sex civil marriage in Canada--restrictions on free speech rights, parental rights in education, and autonomy rights of religious institutions, along with a weakening of the marriage culture--provide lessons for the United States.