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  • Pro-life group welcomes court ruling to let U.S. doctor examine Gard baby

    Pro-life group welcomes court ruling to let U.S. doctor examine Gard baby

    Pro-life activists celebrated the decision by a London court to allow a U.S. neuorologist to go to the U.K. in order to visit Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old baby suffering from a rare degenerative disease, whose parents’ battle in order to provide him with a possible cure and keep him on life support has been at the center of a heated debate.

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  • Charlie Gard case shows dangers of “technocratic paradigm”

    Charlie Gard case shows dangers of “technocratic paradigm”

    The Charlie Gard case makes us consider the two great dangers of modern medicine: To reject the apparently ugly reality of disability and deformity by killing off human beings that fail to make the grade; and to prolong life at all costs, to impose experimental treatments on a dying baby, to rage against the passing of a tiny life by clutching at the straws of technology.

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  • Aiming at Charlie Gard’s death? The age of creeping infanticide

    Aiming at Charlie Gard’s death? The age of creeping infanticide

    Let’s be clear: The “quality of life” and “benefit from continued life” judgments being made in the Charlie Gard case have little or nothing to do with the burden of the baby’s artificial ventilation. No, if Charlie started breathing again after ventilation was removed, the judge would not be pleased with the outcome. He, along with many others, have explicitly made the judgment that Charlie’s life overall is not worth living.

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  • Pope Francis backs parents in UK’s Charlie Gard drama

    Pope Francis backs parents in UK’s Charlie Gard drama

    From the beginning, the case of 10-month-old Charlie Gard in the UK, whose parents have been denied permission by a court to pursue experimental treatment for mitochondrial disease in the U.S. has stirred wide debate and alarm. Pope Francis waded directly into the discussion on Sunday, expressing hope that the parents’ desires to ‘care for their own child to the end’ will be respected.

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  • Why the Pontifical Academy for Life must be unapologetically pro-life

    Why the Pontifical Academy for Life must be unapologetically pro-life

    Whatever the admirable intentions of the leadership of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the real-world effect of appointing a pro-choice member is the same as if they had appointed a pro-slavery advocate: The appearance in the public eye that the Church does not take its teaching against abortion as seriously as it once did. This has a direct impact upon pro-life advocates on the ground, who stand exposed to the accusation of being “more Catholic” than the Vatican.

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  • Elderly at special risk in a “throwaway culture”

    Elderly at special risk in a “throwaway culture”

    As the United Nations marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, it is easy to point to blatant financial abuse, fraud, physical attack, and medical neglect inflicted on the elderly and say – with certainty and clarity – that these are evil and illegal acts. However, Pope Francis reminds us that we as a society “throw away the elderly, behind which are attitudes of hidden euthanasia. They aren’t needed and what isn’t needed gets thrown away.”

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