Euthanizing the mentally ill

Assisted Suicide laws usually have a provision specifying that a person must be “mentally competent” in order to make the decision to die.  But California’s new euthanasia law allows for the assisted suicide of patients who are so mentally ill that they have been institutionalized. [Read more…]

Our nation’s capital votes for physician-assisted suicide

The City Council of the District of Columbia has passed a measure to allow physician-assisted suicide.  It needs another vote and the mayor’s signature to become law.  But Ryan T. Anderson has written an eloquent critique of the bill, emphasizing what euthanasia does to the medical profession and to the society that approves of it. [Read more…]

Planned Parenthood’s political army

Planned Parenthood has launched a massive political initiative designed to elect politicans who are pro-abortion, will support its abortion business, and will preserve its half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding.  Plans include a super PAC, 800 paid staffers (more than Hillary Clinton has), and 3,500 paid volunteers who will be knocking on doors.

Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins tells all about it, beginning after the jump. [Read more…]

Make the Hyde Amendment permanent 

Even the majority of those who believe in abortion agree that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for it.  The Hyde Amendment, which was passed 40 years ago last week, prevents taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions.  The problem is, it has to be approved every year.

In the past, this has always received routine bipartisan support.  But today pro-abortion militants are targeting the amendment, so it is losing Democratic support.  In fact, Hillary Clinton is calling for ending the Hyde Amendment.  She wants taxpayers to foot the bill for killing unborn children.

There is a measure before Congress to make the Hyde Amendment permanent.  Oklahoma Senator James Lankford writes about that after the jump. [Read more…]

Pro-abortion Catholics

Pro-abortion Catholics–members of “Catholics for Choice”–are running ads promoting their position, calling abortion a “social justice issue” and urging the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prevents taxpayer money from being to kill babies in the womb.  (This, by the way, is Hillary Clinton’s goal.)

A piece by Mary Hallan Fiorito critiques this group.  She also writes about the history of legalized abortion, citing the role of Richard Nixon’s “Rockefeller Report” on ways to prevent “overpopulation.”  Its recommendations included legalizing abortion. [Read more…]