Democrats and Republicans Join Forces to Condemn Assisted Suicide

In these times of sharp party division in Congress, any bipartisan agreement warrants particular attention. One such bipartisan resolution introduced this week is especially noteworthy since it deals with a hot-button issue — the legalization of assisted suicide. H.Con.Res. 80, a resolution introduced on Tuesday, responds to recent attempts to legalize assisted suicide by bringing to light the consequences of so-called “death with dignity” bills. Its purpose is summarized as follows: Expressing the sense of the Congress that assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at

Will Obamacare Repeal Fail? Not If the President Plays His Trump Card…

In 5 days, the Senate health care reconciliation vehicle will expire — eliminating any chance of repealing Obamacare this year if the deadline is not met. As it stands now, political prediction markets give the Republican Congress a 9 percent chance of passing a health care bill. Those odds seem generous. While President Trump undoubtedly does not wish to face the political embarrassment of being unable to tackle health care, the fact is, he has yet to play the ace up his sleeve: repealing Congress’s Obamacare bailout. As I previously noted: After passing the “Affordable Care Act,” Congress pleaded with

This Ex-2016 Candidate May Have Saved the Obamacare Repeal — And the GOP

In the aftermath of the GOP’s summer collapse in which it failed to deliver on a seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, an unlikely but familiar face was working behind the scenes to salvage that promise, the GOP’s dignity, and the American system of governance: Rick Santorum. Santorum is one of the most underappreciated figures in modern conservatism, and perhaps American political history. As a U.S. senator, he pioneered the landmark welfare reform bill that prevented welfare from becoming another permanent unsustainable federal entitlement. He battled on the floor of the Senate like William Wilberforce to pass the Partial Birth Abortion

Could This Bill Be Republicans’ Last Chance to Defund Planned Parenthood?

Last week, H.R. 1628 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill is a last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort, but it has the potential to defund Planned Parenthood and end federally sponsored abortions as well. The bill was introduced by four senators: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Former Senator Rick Santorum accompanied the four sponsors to add support. This new legislation would create block grants to be given to each state, enabling the states to establish their own healthcare systems. Sen. Cassidy’s website describes this concept: The grant dollars would replace the federal

Int’l Health Group Advocates Using Experimental Drugs on Transgender Children

According to new guidelines released yesterday, a leading international health organization is encouraging children under 16 who identify as transgender to undergo highly experimental hormonal therapies — such as puberty-blocking treatment and cross-sex hormones — aimed at making their bodies appear to be that of the other sex, despite the possibly damaging side effects of these therapies. The new clinical guidelines were developed by an international medical team and published by the Endocrine Society. Because of this organization’s vast membership base, its recommendations are expected to exert widespread influence on the type of medical care given to children around the

Want to Demolish Racist Monuments? Start with Planned Parenthood…

Racism and racists have been the hue and cry all over the internet since “the Charlottesville Incident.” Words designed to inflame and incite are being lobbed, lines are being drawn, and sides taken. Should confederate monuments be allowed to stand, or should they be torn down? Those who say they should stand are deemed racist — and, if Black, sell outs. Families are being torn apart and the racial gap widened as acts and threats of violence rule. Racism, a term understood prior to 1964 and the passage of the Civil Rights Act to mean discrimination and prejudice against a

California Lawsuit Seeks to Decimate Hippocratic Oath

The recent death of 77-year-old Judy Dale has sparked controversy regarding California’s recently passed statute legalizing assisted suicide. Dale, a cancer patient, passed away from her illness at home last year after not receiving a prescription for lethal medication that she had allegedly requested for the entirety of her final hospitalization. After her passing, Dale’s children filed a lawsuit alleging elder abuse for her oncologists’ refusal to prescribe life-ending drugs on account of their mother’s pain. According to the San Francisco Chronicle: [The] lawsuit by her children will determine whether UCSF Medical Center, where Dale first went for treatment, was

Report: Planned Parenthood Does a Lot of Abortion — And Little Else

Planned Parenthood loves to claim that abortions represent only “3 percent” of its services, and that they provide “essential” and “irreplacable care” in communities across the country. They often tout services like breast exams (which are not mammograms), pap smears, and STD tests. But a new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute shows that Planned Parenthood dominates the abortion industry — and does very little else. Planned Parenthood performed 328,000 abortions in the last fiscal year — 35 percent of all abortions in the country, making them by far the largest abortion provider in the United States. In comparison, Walmart controls only 17 percent