Peter Singer: The Utility of Euthanasia

Peter Singer: The Utility of Euthanasia   Below are some extracts  from Peter Singer’s book: ‘Practical Ethics’ on the topic of euthanasia, and a few points to be taken from each one.   Singer starts by stating that for euthanasia to be safely enacted, safeguards would need to exist, in order to protect people from being wrongfully killed. But he denies the effectiveness of such a safeguard in his next...

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The Death Penalty for the Disabled

The Death Penalty for the Disabled Last night in Melbourne, Bobby Schindler and Bishop Peter Elliot spoke on the topics of euthanasia and “end-of-life care” for the elderly and disabled. Both speakers challenged the Church and the pro-life movement to broaden their view beyond abortion to see the whole range of threats to human life, from conception through to old age. Below are some highlights from Bobby Schindler’s...

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Civil Disobedience - Right or Obligation?

  Civil Disobedience - Right or Obligation? In our post-Christian world, the laws which underpin our constitution, God’s Laws - the Ten Commandments - have been skewed, watered down, dismantled and even rejected. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of abortion law. In the West, particularly in Australia and the US, there are anti-Christian laws which uphold the rights of abortion providers, but...

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Evangelium Vitae - Unjust Laws

                  Evangelium Vitae Article 72 -74: Unjust Laws This post is taken from the book, ” The Encyclicals in Everyday Language,”  by Joseph G. Donders.   72. Thomas Aquinas wrote, “every human law can be called a law insofar as it derives from the natural law. But if it is somehow opposed to the natural law then it is not really a law but a corruption of the law. (ST...

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