Month: May 2018

Court Strikes Down California’s Assisted Suicide Law

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 25, 2018—California’s assisted suicide law was struck down as unconstitutional on Wednesday afternoon. Last week, Judge Daniel Ottolia held that the passage of the Act violated Section IV of the California Constitution and gave Attorney General Xavier Becerra five days to file a motion with a higher court to have his ruling …

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Judge Rules California’s Assisted Suicide Law Unconstitutional

  NAPA, Calif., May 15, 2018 — A California judge ruled that the California state legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when it enacted the End of Life Option Act, which allows physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to their patients. The Act’s sponsors introduced the bill in a special session of the legislature …

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Not-So-Hot Samaritan

Michael Marcus Dr. Willie Parker. Life’s Work: From the Trenches, a Moral Argument for Choice (New York: Atria, 2017) Willie Parker first approached prominence in 2014, when Esquire presented an adulatory treatment of what it called his “Abortion Ministry.” Despite the intended purpose of Esquire’s puff piece, parts of it are grossly disturbing and not …

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California Case Exposes “Physician Assisted Suicide”

Rebekah Millard What is the cost to a state that chooses to decriminalize an entire category of homicide, recasting it as “aid-in dying”? Can the cost be measured in the harm inflicted on the victims? Does calling them “patients” somehow lower the cost? Can the cost be measured in harm to the perpetrators, physicians whose …

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General Recap & Update of Current Cases — May 2018

Planned Parenthood v. Daleiden et al. (Calif.)—In January 2016, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and several PP affiliates sued David Daleiden and several of his fellow investigators for the express purpose of punishing them for their investigative work, claiming over $10 million in actual damages, Planned Parenthood is also seeking treble damages for alleged “racketeering” …

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