Health

Little Charlie Gard: The Rise of Statism and the Abolition of Man

Little Charlie Gard: The Rise of Statism and the Abolition of Man

June 30, 2017 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

Sometimes an issue or event is so momentous that it is well worth talking about more than once. Just yesterday I discussed three recent cases of euthanasia (or cases closely related to it), and one of them was so significant and so shocking that it clearly needs to be revisited.Read More

Three-parent children, germ-line gene manipulation and designer humans

Three-parent children, germ-line gene manipulation and designer humans

February 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Today’s vote in Parliament in favour of allowing three parent children makes the UK the first country to cross internationally respected bioethical red lines. It does so first by allowing the creation of human beings using DNA from three human beings and secondly, by opening the door to germ-line geneRead More

Dangers facing the disabled in hospital

Dangers facing the disabled in hospital

January 21, 2015 at 7:57 am 0 comments

We have the best healthcare in the world, so we are told, free at the point of use. So why would there be any dangers facing the disabled in hospitals as they enter for healthcare? Well, perhaps British healthcare was once the best in the world but it most certainlyRead More

Smoking in cars is safer than state tyranny

Smoking in cars is safer than state tyranny

February 10, 2014 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Not smoking in cars full of children is a good idea. However, many good ideas result in awful laws, and the ban Parliament is about to pass is one such. Smoking in general is a rotten habit, as I can testify from 30 years of personal experience. It gives youRead More

Belgium in the grip of suicide

Belgium in the grip of suicide

February 10, 2014 at 7:28 am 0 comments

What happens when a suicidal vision grips a nation? First, the young are eliminated. In 2013 the total fertility rate of Belgium was 1.65 – nowhere near the 2.1 rate needed for population replacement. The bulk of the births was supplied by non-native Belgians in any case. Then state sanctioned medical killing is recommendedRead More

Deadly guidance

Deadly guidance

January 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm 0 comments

The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) professes to be involved in public engagement on a proposed substitute for the UK’s Liverpool Care Pathway. Families of victims who died on the pathway and many who made submissions to the Neuberger Review have been omitted from its trumpetedRead More

A serious conflict of interest and the death pathway review

A serious conflict of interest and the death pathway review

January 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

Baroness Julia Neuberger was chair of the 2012-13 Review into the Liverpool Care Pathway. The Review was ordered after it emerged, thanks to some revealing Freedom of Information Act requests, that hundreds of thousands of people had died on the financially incentivized Pathway after 2008 when the strategy to increase numbersRead More

ObamaCare: a word of warning from Britain

ObamaCare: a word of warning from Britain

December 20, 2013 at 11:54 am 0 comments

In light of the ongoing ObamaCare debacle, it can be interesting to see how a state-run national health system free for all, like Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) – Obama’s favourite model -, has failed to deliver. The UK is one of the few countries in the world – mostlyRead More

Euthanasia, Belgium and the slippery slope

Euthanasia, Belgium and the slippery slope

November 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

The slippery slope argument is rightly regarded a logical fallacy, but a prediction based on sound reasoning is far from irrational. As if to prove the accuracy of predictions once widely dismissed as slippery slope fallacies, the Belgian Senate Committee has voted 13 to 4 in favour of allowing euthanasiaRead More

Perils of hyperovulation

Perils of hyperovulation

July 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

Describing the process of becoming biological mother to at least two children she will never herself nurture or rear, a former Californian college student, Leah Campbell, highlights the perils of hyperovulation. In a naive yet candid account, she describes the pleasure of having passed the “pre-screenings with flying colours” and her hopesRead More