SB 490: “A Thinly Veiled Effort to Study Assisted Suicide”

Nancy Elliott wasted no time sending a message to the New Hampshire Senate committee considering SB 490, the “end of life” study bill. The bill’s sponsor made her assisted suicide advocacy clear in her own testimony, if not in her bill. Elliott, a former New Hampshire legislator who is now heads up Euthanasia Prevention Coalition… Read More SB 490: “A Thinly Veiled Effort to Study Assisted Suicide”

Pro-Life Conference March 18 in Rochester NH

The Works of Mercy ministry at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary parish in Rochester, New Hampshire has put together another program (they’re good at this sort of thing) exploring the life issues. This time, the topic is assisted suicide and euthanasia, which threaten the very nature of end-of-life care. WOM COL FLYER 2017 REVISED… Read More Pro-Life Conference March 18 in Rochester NH

Weekend reading, 5/27/16: target the mosquito, not the baby

I end each week by offering you three of my favorite recent posts from other blogs. Have a wonderful weekend, and remember why we observe Memorial Day.  Chuck Donovan: “The enemy remains the disease-ridden mosquito, not the vulnerable baby.” (lozierinstitute.org) Chuck Donovan of the Lozier Institute introduces us to blogger Ana Carolina Caceres, born with microcephaly.… Read More Weekend reading, 5/27/16: target the mosquito, not the baby

Weekend reading, 5/20/16: on Zika, tolerance, and a Canadian problem

Every Friday, I serve up three of my favorite posts from other blogs for you to read over the weekend, after you’ve caught up on Leaven for the Loaf. Have a good weekend! Wall Street Journal: “Sisters Act Two: Back in the Habit” (wsj.com) “As HHS works out the technical details of a new accommodation,… Read More Weekend reading, 5/20/16: on Zika, tolerance, and a Canadian problem

Noted: report on effect of assisted suicide laws on overall suicide rate

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is drawing attention to a recent study on overall suicide rates in states where physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is legal. The conclusion of a team of researchers: a state’s legalization of assisted suicide is associated with a 6.3% increase in total suicides in that area. The study looked at… Read More Noted: report on effect of assisted suicide laws on overall suicide rate