“Clarifying” life-sustaining care in NH: don’t take water for granted

With little fanfare, a bill making a significant change in the definition of life-sustaining care is now under consideration in Concord. I attended the hearing to find out what was behind the legislation. As has been the case time & again on the end-of-life bills I’ve monitored through the past couple of decades, the most… Read More “Clarifying” life-sustaining care in NH: don’t take water for granted

Philly Abortionist’s Trial: No Pro-Life Jurors?

ABC News is reporting that prospective jurors in the trial of Kermit Gosnell are being asked whether they have “qualms” about abortion or the death penalty, with a “yes” answer resulting in dismissal from the case. Dr. Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist, is on trial for the 2009 death of one of his patients, Karnamaya Mongar, following… Read More Philly Abortionist’s Trial: No Pro-Life Jurors?

NH pro-Roe resolution: tie vote in committee

A proposed resolution in praise of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade will go to the floor of the New Hampshire House with no recommendation after a tie vote in committee this morning. Despite amending HR 6 to say that it “recognizes” rather than “commemorates” Roe, supporters could not muster a majority. A motion to… Read More NH pro-Roe resolution: tie vote in committee

Do Not Even Think About Trying To Resuscitate

A nurse at an assisted-living facility in California followed her employer’s rules last week and stood by as an 87-year-old woman lay dying. A 911 dispatcher urged the nurse to help the woman anyway. According to station KCAL in Los Angeles (a CBS affiliate), the dispatcher asked the nurse who had made the call, “Are we… Read More Do Not Even Think About Trying To Resuscitate

Two Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About During Black History Month

Meet Mildred Jefferson and Alveda King. Either of these gifted women could have lived a quietly successful life. They chose to stand up for the right to life instead, which pretty much put an end to any hope for “quiet.”   I met Dr. Mildred Jefferson a couple of times, when she came to New… Read More Two Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About During Black History Month