Many Vermonters would be stunned to learn that some eighty years ago, our legislature passed a law enabling the sterilization of Vermonters who had been determined to be “undesirables,” people from targeted groups that included Abenakis and French Canadian immigrants. The 1931 sterilization law was designed to reduce the number of people seen as placing demands on public … [Read more...] about Vermont’s New Eugenics Movement
In their work on S. 9, “An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect,” the Vermont Senate has been working hard to help develop safeguards to prevent the kinds of horrific tragedies that happened over the last year when young children fell through the cracks and died at the hands of people who should have been taking care of … [Read more...] about No Vermonter Should Be Left To Fall Through the Cracks in Act 39
A December 10, 2014 posting by True Dignity guest author W. Carol Cleigh showed how the practice of assisted suicide has expanded over the sixteen years since it was legalized in Oregon (https://www.truedignity.org/whats-going-oregon/). The French journal LePoint recently interviewed Etienne Montero, dean of the law school at Belgium’s University of Namur and author of … [Read more...] about When Doctor-Assisted Death is Legal Supply Creates Demand
People Magazine has published an article about a man who writes that his wife's last week was so traumatic to him that he believes Brittany Maynard gave her husband "a gift" by committing suicide. We wouldn't dream of linking to this sick justification of selfishness. The article is clear evidence of how far down the slippery slope our society has already slid, even in the … [Read more...] about So Now Suicide of the Dying is “a Gift” to Their Families
Below, we link to a good article on the Brittany Maynard case, written before she committed assisted suicide but just as relevant now, especially as we await the edited death video that will almost certainly be released by Compassion and Choices and People Magazine. The article discusses how the Maynard case is a "textbook example" of "framing", a marketing technique in which … [Read more...] about Are the American People Smart Enough to See Through Compassion and Choices “Framing” of the Brittany Maynard Case?