As we became less acquainted with death and dying, we became less tolerant with the process as well. The more control that modern civilization gave us in other areas of life, the less patience we had with death and dying. The push for assisted suicide grew out of this intolerance. By hastening their death, those seeking assisted suicide believe they are regaining control in their lives. Here's why it's not that simple.
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The time has come once again for the citizens of the United States to examine whether the choices our government makes on our behalf are in keeping with our duty to protect and provide for the vulnerable children under our watch. We have been called upon by church leaders to put aside our own opinions, politics, and fears and to put the well-being of children ahead of our own adult interests.
Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer are not activists. They are truth-seeking crime journalists and filmmakers who want to give a voice to the voiceless and powerless. While covering this little-known case, McElhinney and McAleer came to the conclusion that abortion doesn’t just remove “globby cells” but actual humans, and that they had an obligation to share that knowledge with others.
Following more than a year of a seemingly insurmountable divide and sometimes embittered debate over the future of medical marijuana in Utah, several key players announced a comprehensive compromise on the issue Thursday which they hope to get passed into law.
As a recent resident of Texas, I was appalled to hear about the proposal for a new type of brothel opening in Houston, Texas just a couple hours away from my home. While Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, is fighting to keep the proposed business out of his city, it appears current regulations won’t apply to the robot sex industry.
For many journalists and cultural elites, religion is often seen as a relic of the past or a source of irrational, bigoted thought. Yet, ironically, more than at any other time, scientific research today provides evidence for the profoundly positive influence of religion in individual lives, families, and communities.
Many women, including myself, admire those strong and persistent suffragettes who fought for the equal rights of men and women. A chill is sent down my spine, thinking of Susan B. Anthony, boldly proclaiming the then radical declaration that, “there never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” Unfortunately, there are many women who live beneath their voting privilege and opt not to engage in civic duties.