Suicide Promotion During Suicide Prevention Week – Blog from Wesley Smith and a Little More from Me

…I doubt that reporters even think – on their own – to call someone from a suicide prevention organization when doing a story on, for example, Final Exit Network (FEN) – the vigilante, assisted suicide cult. Wesley’s been in this fight a long time – somewhat longer than me, in fact. You should read his further thoughts on this particular phenomenon if you’re interested in it. And I don’t just say that…

Organ Donation by Death Row Inmates – Get Ready to Start Hearing More About How it’s “Good” for Everyone

…uld occur when this idea is floated has to do with what kind of impact the practice would have on the implementation of the death penalty by juries who would know this was a possible benefit. There is no way I can improve on Wesley Smith’s concerns about the impact of this proposal if it was adopted: Think very carefully about this. Do we want the society to have an increased stake in executing prisoners? No. Even if one is for the death…

American Medical News Reports on Georgia Sup. Court Overturn of Asst. Suicide Law – Eleanor Smith quoted

…he “had oral cancer” but don’t report that the autopsy found him to be cancer-free. I shouldn’t complain, though. Reporter Alicia Gallegos interviewed Georgia disability activist and organizer Eleanor Smith for her reaction: Not Dead Yet, an advocacy organization for people with disabilities, called on the Georgia General Assembly to enact a new assisted-suicide law that can withstand constitutional muster….

Testimony of Norman A. Smith, Progressive Center for Independent Living (NJ)

Submitted Testimony On Bill 5-382 December 8, 2014 By Norman A. Smith, President, Board of Directors Progressive Center for Independent Living Thank you for the opportunity to testify on S-382. My name is Norman Smith, and I am president of the Progressive Center for Independent Living, which is a nonprofit that is staffed and administered by people with disabilities to advocate for people with disabilities. We serve Mercer and Hunterdon…

Miracles, recovery and “rush-to-judgment” revisited

…of care. Instances like these are exactly the right time to be asking questions about the prognosis given by the hospital staff. I don’t expect, of course, for too many people to take the word of people like myself or Wesley Smith. But I would like to think that some comments regarding a similar case by bioethicist Steven Miles might make Pope and others entertain some other possibilities beside the standard “miraculous…