euthanasia


#SayHisName: The Medical Murder of Michael Hickson

by Sophie Trist The death of forty-six-year-old Michael Hickson of Austin, Texas from Covid-19 exists at the intersection of several critical social justice conversations: pervasive prejudice within the medical system, the devaluing of disabled lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the catastrophic effects of the novel corona virus on Black and Brown communities. But apart…


Will I be Treated the Same Way Now?

Due to giving medical details, the author wishes to remain anonymous. I am a disabled woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease that attacks the joints. I use a walker or a wheelchair in my daily life. I’m worried about where the medical field is heading. My home state of New Jersey has legalized assisted…


Peace & Life Referendums

by Rachel MacNair For updated information starting January 6, 2020, see this constantly-updated website: Peace and Life Referendums The original post was published September 3, 2019, and revisions were added until January 6, when the website took over the function   A reminder: The Consistent Life Network doesn’t necessarily endorse everything said in its blog,…


What Does It Mean to Be Inconsistent?

by Julia Smucker   CLN President John Whitehead recently put a question to fellow consistent-lifers: does it necessarily make sense to call people “inconsistent” for not fully adhering to the consistent life ethic (CLE)? After all, the reasons people give for approving of some forms of killing and disapproving of others often follow their own…


Life-Affirming Doctors

Part 1: Let Everybody be Able to Find a Safe Doctor The author prefers to remain anonymous because, as she indicates, she doesn’t want her medical condition known to her family. My primary care physician retired, so I have to find a new one. This is an opportunity for me to pick a new one…


What’s Cruel for the Incarcerated is Cruel for the Terminally Ill: The Connection between Lethal Injection and Assisted Suicide

    by Jacqueline H. Abernathy, Ph.D., MSSW         In a recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, comedian and host John Oliver offered a scathing (albeit profane) rebuke of lethal injection as a means of execution in U.S. states with capital punishment. He detailed the issues with the drugs employed and…


Will for Life – Double Down

by Tony Masalonis and Rachel MacNair This is an updated and expanded version of an article published in Peace and Life Connections on April 25, 2014. Euthanasia and the death penalty can be connected by taking a stand against both in your personal life. Opponents of these forms of killing have developed documents that anyone…


The Referendum on Abortion in Ireland: The Violation of Rights

by Maria Horan “The [Irish] State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” Inserted into the Irish Constitution on the 7th…


Right-to-Life Issues in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Literature

  by Jeff Koloze Note: The post is based on a paper that was to be presented at the University Faculty for Life conference in 2018. The complete paper and bibliography can be found on LifeIssues.net. Now retired from his most recent position as associate professor at South University, Dr. Koloze continues teaching at various…


How Euthanasia and Poverty Threaten the Disabled

by Sarah Terzo This is Part 2 of 2. Part 1 was How Ableism Led (and Leads) to Abortion Now that abortion has become entrenched in our culture, people are pushing for legalizing suicide. Currently in the United States, usually if someone wants to commit suicide, the police can be called. Suicidal persons will be…