Voters Should Embrace Life and Reject Physician-Assisted Suicide

While Trump vs. Clinton is the contest on most Americans’ minds this election year, an even more important struggle has quietly emerged which could significantly impact our nation: that of life vs. death. Earlier this week, the Washington, D.C., City Council voted to advance the “Death with Dignity” Act, legislation which would make D.C. one of six American jurisdictions allowing legalized physician-assisted suicide. The bill now moves on to Mayor Muriel Bowser, who a spokesman said “expects the bill to become law.” And in Colorado, Proposition 106 is on the ballot this year, a “medical aid in dying” initiative that’s modeled after

Carson Clarifies Schiavo Comments: “I Am Steadfastly Opposed to Euthanasia”

A minor controversy erupted this past weekend when Ben Carson, whilst commenting on the tragic case of Terri Schiavo, seemed to dismiss it saying it was “much ado about nothing.” In a response initially provided to LifeSiteNews, Carson has now clarified those comments, arguing that his words were taken out of context and reaffirming his strong opposition to euthanasia: “I am steadfastly opposed to euthanasia. I have spent my entire career protecting life, especially the life of children. I regret that my recent comments about Terri Schiavo have been taken out of context and misinterpreted. When I used the term ‘much ado about nothing,’

Carson: Schiavo Case “Much Ado About Nothing”

Dr. Ben Carson was asked about Terri Schiavo, the disabled Florida woman in a coma whom then-Gov. Jeb Bush tried to protect. Terri died of dehydration after the courts sided with her legal husband over her parents and siblings and withdrew all food and water: “We face those kinds of issues all the time and while I don’t believe in euthanasia, you have to recognize that people that are in that condition do have a series of medical problems that occur that will take them out,” he said. “Your job [as a doctor] is to keep them comfortable throughout that process and

The Forgotten Social Issue

In the aftermath of last week’s Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit, Jeb Bush received a great deal of coverage highlighting his defense of his social conservative views and record on abortion, marriage and religious liberty.  All these issues figure to feature prominently in the 2016 campaign, so it was no surprise that Bush touched upon them during his speech, as did many other candidates at the event. However, what I found especially interesting about Bush’s speech was, during a recap of his pro-life accomplishments as governor, his allusion to another social issue which has received relatively little attention on the campaign