Barbara Lyons

Vermont Legislative Leaders Who Pushed for Legalization of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Lose in 2014 Election

It has not been widely published, but Vermont proponents of the law to allow doctor-prescribed suicide (Act 39) were almost defeated or soundly defeated in the November 2014 election. • Incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin made passage of the Vermont law to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide one of his four top priorities when he ran for Governor …

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Chelsea Shields Named Legislative/PAC Director

Wisconsin Right to Life Executive Director Heather Weininger has announced the hiring of Chelsea Shields as the Legislative/PAC Director effective November 10, 2014. Chelsea Shields joined Wisconsin Right to Life as the Communications Assistant in August 2014 after her time as the Director of the National Right to Life Academy in Washington, D.C.  Chelsea is …

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New Jersey Assembly’s Move to Legalize Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

“Wisconsin Right to Life is saddened to hear that the New Jersey Assembly voted yesterday to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide,” stated Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.  “This is an abandonment of some of the most vulnerable members of our society who deserve our care and support.”   The New Jersey Assembly passed, …

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Major Advance Using Ethical Stem Cells

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a Madison, Wisconsin-based company, has been award a $1.2 million contract from the National Eye Institute to engineer stem cells acquired ethically for potential treatment of macular degeneration. The Eye Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, will send blood and tissue to CDI from 10 patients who …

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Switzerland “Suicide Tourism” Victims Have Treatable Conditions

They flock to Switzerland from all over the world, where groups like Dignitas arrange for their suicides to be assisted.   Technically, assisting suicide is illegal, but Swiss authorities only punish those who have “selfish” motives.  In practice, this means there are essentially no restrictions on suicides which are facilitated. Author Penny Sarchet reports in her …

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Confirmation: Obamacare is Riddled with Abortion Coverage

Confirmation of what we ALWAYS knew — that Obamacare would be a vehicle for widespread government funding of abortion coverage.   Here’s the history.   Since the late 1970s, the Congress has enacted the Hyde and other amendments to ensure that taxpayers were not funding abortions or abortion coverage.  Hundreds of thousands of lives have been saved …

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