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Warning bells ring in the Netherlands

Life | Experts point out the repercussions of legalizing assisted suicide
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/21/20, 04:40 pm

As countries around the world consider legalizing assisted suicide, strong voices out of the Netherlands warn of a slippery moral and ethical slope. In a Dutch medical journal last month, one of the Netherlands’ most prominent euthanasia providers chronicled how the practice easily went beyond its original limits. A different Dutch ethicist testified before the British Parliament this month that legalizing assisted dying leads to an increase of nonassisted suicides.

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Last-minute pro-life push

Life | The Trump administration further restricts overseas abortion funding
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/21/20, 12:36 pm

President Donald Trump began purging foreign assistance for abortions during his first week in office in 2016. He reinstated the Mexico City policy, which says recipients of about $600 million in international family planning funds cannot refer for or perform abortions. Then he expanded the rule to include all global health assistance by U.S. government departments and agencies, worth $9 billion in grants and cooperative agreements.

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Supreme Court to rule on DIY chemical abortions

Abortion | The U.S. government appeals a ruling that leaves babies and women unprotected
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/14/20, 12:48 pm

The Supreme Court could rule soon on whether abortionists can prescribe chemical abortion pills during the coronavirus pandemic without a medical provider watching over a woman as she takes them. The Department of Justice filed an emergency motion in August asking the Supreme Court to reinstate safety regulations for the distribution of mifepristone, the first drug in the abortion pill regimen.

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