February 9, 2024

Ecuador’s High Court Decriminalizes Euthanasia, Following a Lawsuit by a Terminally Ill Patient

(ABC News) – Ecuador’s high court on Wednesday decriminalized euthanasia and ordered lawmakers and health officials to draft rules and regulations for the procedure. The decision of Ecuador’s Constitutional Court came in response to a lawsuit from a terminally ill … Read More

December 28, 2023

Remembering Betty Rollin, Who Told Her Breast Surgeon that Post-Operative Appearance Mattered to Her–and Other Women

(STAT News) – Women who had undergone disfiguring surgery for breast cancer, according to one surgeon in the 1970s, needed to “stick an old sock in their bra and get on with their lives.” It was this climate that Betty … Read More

October 27, 2023

Adam Zivo: So Now We’re Going to Euthanize Drug Addicts?

(National Post) – The federal government seems poised to legalize medically assisted suicide for drug users next spring — a move that addiction physicians and harm-reduction advocates are condemning as “eugenics.” Their anger is entirely reasonable, as it is appalling … Read More

October 26, 2023

A New Edition of The American Journal of Bioethics Is Now Available

The American Journal of Bioethics (vol. 23, no. 9, 2023) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Neurologic Diseases and Medical Aid in Dying: Aid-in-Dying Laws Create an Underclass of Patients Based on Disability” by Lonny Shavelson, et al. … Read More