human dignity

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Is Nazi Euthanasia Resurfacing in the U.S.?

The Hippocratic Oath...is an honorable historical document, which, however, does not altogether fit present times.  If it is to be applied today, the wording has to be changed very extensively, and in these reformulations a series of new oaths have been drawn up which have only a vague relationship to [...]

By |2020-07-22T09:17:49-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Euthanasia|Tags: , , , , |
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The Racism of Eugenics

At the moment, it is probable that the indirect effect of civilization is dysgenic instead of eugenic; and in any case it seems likely that the dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease-proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden [...]

By |2020-07-21T15:30:54-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Eugenics|Tags: , , , , , , |
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Is Antinatalism Creeping into Society?

Imagine a world where no human beings exist. Animals are free to roam. Plants grow uninhibited. The biggest and strongest survive. This is the ultimate goal of antinatalism. From a Christian perspective, it’s difficult to imagine the purpose of a world with no humans. We know from the book of Genesis that God did not rest until [...]

By |2020-07-30T16:42:08-04:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Population Control|Tags: , , |
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The Ethics of Artificial Reproductive Technologies

The very probability that we may be faced with a human person in the full sense constitutes, in my opinion, an absolute veto against any type of [in‑vitro] experimentation. ― Father Bernard Häring.1   Introduction Assisted reproductive technology is one of the most complex moral fields debated today.  It is [...]

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The Early History of the Eugenics Movement

The eugenic movement, therefore, cannot be a short campaign like many political or social movements.  It is, rather, like the founding and development of Christianity, something to be handed on from age to age. ~"Report of the President of the American Eugenics Society, Inc.," 1926.   As this short history [...]

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The Eugenics Philosophy

It is unjust to cut short the days of a well‑shaped person.  It is not unjust, I say, to prevent the arrival in the world of a being who will certainly be useless to it. ~ The Marquis de Sade.1 The Problem of the Philosophy of Eugenics Despite all of [...]

George Floyd – All Lives Matter

An Appalling Double Standard A few days ago, in New York City, two black pro-life women were arrested on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood facility. Planned Parenthood had called the police to report the women. When the police arrived, they ordered Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes to disperse, saying [...]

By |2020-07-21T14:15:22-04:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , |
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Church Teachings on Euthanasia

Once any human being becomes worthless or expendable, all are reduced from an absolute to a relative value and no two human beings would be of equal worth, thus demolishing the very foundation of moral order....By devaluing life ― the life of the unborn, the elderly, the comatose patient, the [...]

By |2020-06-08T11:35:10-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Euthanasia|Tags: , , , , |

Anderson Cooper, Abandoned Ukraine Babies, and the Problem with Surrogacy

Earlier this month, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper made a surprise on-air announcement: “On Monday, I became a father,” announced a visibly moved Cooper. Every new life is a miracle and a gift. Wyatt Morgan Cooper (the newborn baby) is a miracle and a gift. His life is a thing to [...]