Weekend reading, 6/17/16

Here are my favorite items from other blogs this week. Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

Wesley Smith: Declaration Against Euthanasia; “I’ve signed. Have you?”

As California becomes the latest state to legalize assisted suicide, Wesley Smith urges defiance.

“The Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia has an excellent declaration that doctors and lay persons can sign….This is in accord with my urging doctors to hang ‘This is an assisted suicide free zone,’ sign in their offices. The proper response to legalized euthanasia/assisted suicide is total non-cooperation. I’ve signed. Have you?”

Read the full post and the Declaration. 

Danny David: “Congresswoman condemns fetal tissue procurement; ‘this is online shopping for baby body parts'”

Danny David of Live Action News reports on the latest from Congress’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, convened to investigate evidence that abortion providers are trafficking in the remains of aborted children. He quotes Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler:

“The Select Panel’s investigation revealed that the Procurement Business technician performs every conceivable task in the harvesting process, immediately after an abortion. For this, the procurement business is charged a fee by the clinic—even though the clinics are not incurring any additional costs in the process. Thus, they are making money off of this horrific act.”

Read the full post. 

Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation has the meme of the week…

I haven’t read Ryan Bomberger’s new book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong, but with a promo like this, I’m sure inclined to go find it.

 

Weekend reading, 5/6/16: Smith, Roarty, Fedor

Here’s a week’s-end selection of my three favorite recent posts from other blogs, to be sampled after you’re caught up on Leaven for the Loaf.

Wesley Smith: Declare total non-cooperation with assisted suicide (firstthings.com)

Wesley Smith (Discovery Institute photo)
Wesley Smith (Discovery Institute photo)

“What should opponents of the culture of death do if they—like I, a native Californian—live in a jurisdiction that legalizes assisted suicide? I suggest a policy of total and unequivocal non-cooperation with the suicide agenda.” Read the rest of the post.

Alex Roarty: EMILY’s List strategy questioned after big losses (rollcall.com)

“[Last Tuesday] Katie McGinty won Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic primary last week thanks in part to a major investment from EMILY’s List, which spent nearly $2 million to help her overcome a difficult opponent. It was the only good news on an otherwise dreadful night for EMILY’s List which backs Democratic women who support abortion rights — the group also lost a quartet of races that has Democratic strategists questioning if its political operation requires a strategic reassessment.” Read the rest of the post.

Béatrice Fedor: “Judging a soul is God’s business, not yours. Your business is to be compassionate and to offer help.” (400wordsforwomen.com)

“… if you want to save the babies while looking down on the mothers, I seriously don’t know what you are doing in the Pro-Life movement.” Read the rest of the post.

He said it: Wesley Smith

Wesley Smith (Discovery Institute photo)
Wesley Smith (Discovery Institute photo)

We are at a crossroads that forces us to choose between two mutually exclusive value systems. Will we remain on the trail that leads ultimately to the full realization of the equality-of-human-life ethic and with it, the tremendous potential for the creation of a true community, or do we take a hard turn down the slippery slope toward a coarsening of our views of the afflicted, the dying, the chronically ill, the disabled, and those in pain or depression to the point where we feel they have a duty to die and get out of the way?

…Will we choose to love each other or abandon each other? …The choice is ours. So will be the society we create.

Wesley Smith, from Forced Exit (©1997)

(By the same author: the blog Human Exceptionalism)