California Governor Signs Assisted Suicide Bill

[Comment: Note the quote about why Governor Brown signed this bill after it was defeated 4 times in committee with weeks of deliberation: “”In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” the governor wrote. “I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain. I am certain, however, that it would be a comfort to be able to consider the options afforded by this bill. And I wouldn’t deny that right to others.” Unfortunately, it seems too many people base their judgements about physician-assisted suicide based on possible future self-interest rather than what the bill allows-medicalized suicide-instead of the terrible consequences on people at risk, medical ethics and society. N. Valko RN, 5 Oct 2015] California Governor Signs Assisted Suicide Bill Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to allow doctors to help patients die.(Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP) California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill Monday that allows for physicians to aid patients in ending their lives under certain circumstances. The new law, called the End of Life Option Act, allows adults to receive an aid-in-dying drug from his or her physician if the physician determines said patient is suffering from a terminal disease. Brown, who in his youth studied to become a Jesuit priest, wrote in a rare signing message for the bill that he considered the theological and religious perspectives that define any form of suicide as a sin. In his signing message, Brown said he discussed the matter with a Catholic bishop, two of his own...

Pro-Life Democrat Says: “Even the Abortionist Can See It’s a Baby, Why Can’t the Democratic Party?”

In an article in USA Today, pro-life Democrat Kirsten Powers criticizes her party for standing by Planned Parenthood in the wake of horrifying revelations about their negotiations with organ harvesting companies. In five videos (yes FIVE), Planned Parenthood’s top executives are shown haggling over the price of aborted babies’ body parts, admitting to altering abortion procedures to procure salable organs and casually discussing ways their doctors can “crush” unborn babies to obtain fully intact parts. However, the majority of politicians in the Democratic Party are chalking the videos up to “deceptive editing” and a “smear” campaign by “extremists” even though the full, unedited versions are available online. Thankfully, Powers has a completely different view and believes her party will pay a heavy price for abandoning moral rightness. First, Powers points out that the Democratic Party is doing far more than simply supporting Planned Parenthood; they are attacking anyone who utters a negative word about them, tries to expose them or suggest that they should be defunded. She writes, ”The Democratic Party shilling for barbarism — whether by politicians, liberal media outlets, union officials or unrestricted abortion advocates — is not likely to be viewed favorably by future generations. These Democrats will be remembered for demonizing the activists who lifted the veil on a previously sanitized process and for seeking restraining orders to silence truth tellers.” Then, Powers explains that it is outrageous that Planned Parenthood and all their friends are pretending that children killed in late abortions are not actually babies. Instead, they refer to them as “medical matter” or a “product of conception.” Powers argues that most people,...

A Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood… Seriously?

An editorial in the New York Times is calling the recent video expose of Planned Parenthood “a campaign of deception,” adding, “The politicians howling to defund Planned Parenthood care nothing about the truth here, being perfectly willing to undermine women’s reproductive rights any way they can.” The editorial completely ignores the rights of the pre-born who are being brutally destroyed for profit. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also wants Americans to forget about the fact that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted babies as part of their Mengele-like practices, and is calling for an investigation into Pro-Lifers who would dare mount such a devious effort to discredit the nation’s largest abortion provider! Where do you stand on this issue? Are you with the liberal media, Nancy Pelosi, and others who are crying “foul”? Or are you on the side of those fighting for the defenseless babies who don’t have a voice and are being slaughtered for profit? With the heinous practices of Planned Parenthood exposed, citizens are seeing in graphic and disturbing detail what their tax dollars are underwriting. Coca-Cola, Ford Fdn [distinct from the Ford Family Fdn], and Xerox have severed their ties with Planned Parenthood and more companies are expected to do so in coming days. This is the best opportunity Pro-Life Americans have recently had to fully investigate and defund a soulless and vile organization that is profiting from the murder of innocent pre-born life. [25 July 2015, Mat Staver, Chairman, Liberty Counsel Action]   The Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood [Comment: The New York Times defends this Planned Parenthood practice of “donating” fetal body parts...