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Assisted suicide on the rise

Life | Belgium and Oregon provide case studies for increased access to euthanasia and assisted suicide
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 3/11/19, 03:39 pm

Euthanasia and assisted suicide numbers continued to rise last year in Belgium and in Oregon, according to official reports released last month.

Belgium’s euthanasia rate increased last year to 2,357 deaths, up from 2,309 in 2017. While that’s a small increase from the previous year, it’s more than double the country’s 2010 euthanasia rate of 954.

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The Iranian revolution at 40

International | Plus, elections in Nigeria and a euthanasia trial in Canada
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/11/19, 03:06 pm

IRAN: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that ushered in Tehran’s theocracy under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The tumultuous events (timeline here) led to the hostage-taking of 52 Americans from the U.S.

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A terrible tide

Abortion | New York’s far-reaching pro-abortion law represents a dangerous trend
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/28/19, 04:24 pm

Pro-lifers grieved last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law stripping unborn babies in the state of all legal rights and erasing previous protections for mothers. New York wasn’t the first state to legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, and it likely won’t be the last.

The state previously protected babies from abortion after 24 weeks of gestation. The new law allows an abortion at any time during a pregnancy if it “is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.” (The word “patient” refers to the mother.)

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