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The “Movement” for Assisted Suicide: A New Kind of Religious Zealotry

Assisted suicide is becoming a pseudo-religion, a form of spirituality, in which “(Brittany) Maynard has become a sort of secular saint for the cause, and the media have provided her hagiography,” according to Psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty of the University of California at Irvine.  What is being worshipped?  In a blogpost linked below, Kheriaty writes that it is […]

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The Vermont Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony on Wednesday on Act 39. The two questions being examined: “Is Act 39 working?” and “Should the sunset provisions in Act 39 be repealed?” Testimony was heard from a dozen people, nearly all of whom acknowledged that there are problems with the law, including the lack […]

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More about the Nonsense and Doublespeak of Margaret Battin

Other Nonsense from Margaret Battin In addition to her blanket assertion that no person has been hurt by the Oregon PAS law, Margaret Battin said in her testimony that it’s OK to manipulate the language to define assisted suicide as not suicide. She said we call Sampson a hero for pulling down the temple on […]

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