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Lessons from Little Charlie Gard

Jul 26, 2017

You all should know about the short life of little Charlie Gard. His parents – and millions of concerned people worldwide – did all they could to possibly extend his life while some doctors and judges did all they could

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Legalised Patient Killing Again

Jul 25, 2017

The push to legalise euthanasia is never ending, and Victoria is one of a number of Australian states hard at it. Just the other day the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying released its final report on the issue.

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On Euthanasia, Again

Jun 30, 2017

In my previous two articles I looked at some shocking cases of the pro-death culture in action. Some of these examples were actual cases of euthanasia or assisted suicide. Others were certainly in the same ball park, but could be

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Making Suicide Acceptable

Jun 29, 2017

The push for legalised euthanasia, or assisted suicide, is taking an existing problem and making it much worse. All over the West suicide rates are high, yet the ‘compassion as killing’ crowd simply is making the situation even more pronounced.

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The Battle for Life, and for Children

Jan 31, 2017

We are living in what seems like unprecedented times, with little or no respect for human life, human dignity, and the well-being of our children. Everywhere adult desires and wants are trumping the rights of the child, the right to

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The Importance of Political Involvement

Nov 17, 2016

Politics is not everything and politics cannot save us. But the political realm is nonetheless quite important and we avoid political engagement to our own detriment. It is incumbent upon all believers to have some political awareness and involvement. If

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The Ever Expanding Culture of Death

Oct 21, 2016

The culture of death seems to be on a roll, ever expanding its deathly grip on our culture. Instead of valuing and cherishing life, we now find ever new excuses to snuff out life. This is found in our daily

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The Challenge of Euthanasia

Oct 1, 2016

The push to legalise euthanasia continues in the West. The Benelux countries led the way with legalisation (the Netherlands, 2002; Belgium 2002; Luxembourg, 2008), and some other states and countries have followed suit since then. While euthanasia is presented as

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Christianity and Suicide

Apr 19, 2016

With the push for the legalisation of euthanasia being made throughout the West, Christians need to think carefully and biblically about this issue. My forthcoming book, The Challenge of Euthanasia, will certainly offer plenty of detailed argumentation – both

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Euthanasia, Letting Die, and Pain Relief

Apr 14, 2015

The case against legalised euthanasia needs to be spelled out in detail. This is especially urgent since there seems to be so much moral and intellectual fuzziness concerning this debate. At the moment I am working on a book on

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Brittany Maynard and Suicide

Oct 30, 2014

In a widely publicised case, a 29-year-old American woman who found out she had brain cancer announced that she was going to take her life on November 1, 2014. The woman is an advocate for a euthanasia group, and has

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Pro-Deather Spills the Beans

Jul 4, 2014

The euthanasia advocates do not just want legalised euthanasia for the terminally ill: they basically want it for everyone for any reason. And many of these pro-death advocates have made this quite plain over the years. They really are fixated

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Euthanasia, the Nazis, and Child Killing

Feb 22, 2014

The Spanish philosopher Santayana said that those who fail to learn from history will end up repeating its mistakes. This has certainly been the case in secular Europe. It seems we have learned nothing from the horrors of the twentieth

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