How “Medical Aid in Dying” Became the Euphemism of Choice for Assisted Suicide

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When radical policies are proposed, the first step is to change the lexicon to make it seem less extreme, even mundane. Source
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Saving Humans Is More Important than Saving Pigs

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A potential avenue of increasing the supply of organs — xenotransplantation — is not, in my view, morally problematic in the least. Source
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Clues About Consciousness from Dementia Research

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The phenomenon is called "paradoxical lucidity" because it is unexpected and we know very little about its causes. Source
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Canadian Disabled Woman Opts for Euthanasia Because She Can’t Get Timely Assistance

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I am hearing about this kind of abandonment much more often since Canada loosened its euthanasia eligibility requirements. Source
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Euthanasia’s Cultural Collateral Damage: Less Respect for Human Life

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Canada has fallen off the euthanasia moral cliff by allowing broad categories of people to be killed by doctors as a means of ending “suffering.” Source
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The Fear of Suffering Is Driving Us Crazy

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Our suffering phobia has triggered a harmful societal neurosis that has both subverted human exceptionalism and undermined societal common sense. Source
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#5 Story of 2022: The Rise of Totalitarian Science

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Now, facts are becoming clearer — and so are the momentous consequences of the pandemic for our culture. Source
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