Is the Assembly a farce designed to justify a vote on killing unborn babies?

Most of you won’t be surprised by any assertion that the Citizens’ Assembly is looking more and more like a farce – a farce designed to justify holding a vote on killing unborn babies. That’s not the fault of the 99 citizens which make up the Assembly, many of whom no doubt have pro-life views […]

Let love shine through: what we can learn from #WorldWithoutDowns

In Sally Phillip’s profoundly moving and often joyous documentary, ‘A World Without Down Syndrome’, there is an especially poignant scene with Halldóra Jónsdóttir,  a beautiful and accomplished young woman living with Down Syndrome in Iceland. Halldóra had written an article defending her right to life – justifying her very existence – because children with Down Syndrome […]

Whose life is worth living? Assisted suicide draws a line

So it seems that suicide is now a medical service, and the debate in Canada has come and gone with barely a whisper. With the exception of a few newspaper columnists fretting here or there, the debate seems to have subsided before it really began. Those who oppose euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide now face the […]

With Trudeau’s election, things are about to get very personal for pro-life Canadians

The columns dissecting Prime Minister-Designate Justin Trudeau’s landslide victory last Monday are already coming in fast and furious. I’ve even written one or two myself. But for the pro-life movement, Trudeau’s victory demands some introspection on what we can do moving forward. I think four things are essential to consider.   1. Politics and law […]

First we killed our unborn children. Now we’re killing our own parents.

In a culture that elevates transient pleasure as a “value,” while reducing “value” itself to a subjective and utilitarian status, I suppose it should not be surprising that the worth of human beings is now constantly in question. We once lived in a culture that drafted laws to protect “dependents”: the very young, the very […]

UCC survey claims 60% of medical students favour euthanasia

An article in the Irish Times recently claimed that a survey showed almost 60% of medical students in University College Cork favoured euthanasia.

COMMENT: Why did RTE give Nitschke a platform to promote suicide

Philip Nitschke is an incurable attention-seeker – traversing the globe with an array of bizarre machinery, attracting more media than members to his grisly workshops and making increasingly dreadful pronouncements promoting suicide. But there is nothing eccentric or fatuous about Nitschke’s cause, and his crusade is both dangerous and misleading. The Australian is an enthusiastic […]

Killing Compassion

In recent times there have been numerous attempts to encourage the legalisation of euthanasia in a number of EU countries. Various emotive arguments are being used in an attempt to railroad this most murderous and undignified process into our culture and into our public hospitals. In Italy, not long after the death of Piergiorgio Welby, another high profile euthanasia case came to light.