Barbara Lyons

Chicago Tribune Blasts the President on ObamaCare

It’s Veterans Day, so there is an ever-so-slight lull in the barrage of criticism aimed at the botched rollout of ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges. But there have been developments that warrant out attention. The most interesting (because it comes from President Obama’s hometown newspaper) and most succinct was an editorial in The Chicago Tribune. Here’s …

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New NYC Mayor Pledges to Build More Abortion Clinics Funded by Tax Dollars

Recently, I wrote about the horrific abortion numbers in New York City. They bear repeating. According to the Chiaroscuro Foundation, 41% of NYC pregnancies end in abortion. The 41% compares to 10% in Wisconsin and 24% nationwide. In 2009, 56% of NYC abortions were repeat abortions and 38% were paid for by Medicaid. Enter the …

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Oregon Rations Cancer Treatments for Medicaid Patients

As I have discussed here previously, the first state to explicitly ration Medicaid-an integral feature of all single payer systems-the screws against terminal cancer patients. Now, the issue is gaining wider discussion in Oregon. From an opinion column published in the Statesman Journal by Peter J. Pitts: In August, Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission issued …

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Senator Lindsey Graham to Introduce Nationwide Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce landmark legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (equivalent to “22 weeks of pregnancy,” the beginning of the sixth month). “Ten states have already enacted the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and it is …

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Phony Disability Rights Groups Set Up to Promote Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

Disability rights activists are among the most implacable and effective opponents of legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia. In the USA, Not Dead Yet’s entry into the fray after the passage of Measure 16 in Oregon (1994) helped slow the advance of the killing agenda to a crawl. Alarmed by the advocacy successes of these advocates, …

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Federal Judge Strikes Texas Admitting Privileges Provision

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned that portion of a Texas law which requires the abortionist to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic. The Texas provision is virtually identical to one in Wisconsin’s Sonya’s Law which requires admitting privileges. The Wisconsin provision has been temporarily restrained and a …

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Euthanasia for Children and Those With Dementia – Belgium Style

In the ever-expanding criteria to legalize death for the most vulnerable, the Belgium Parliament is debating whether euthanasia should be extended to children with disabilities and those with dementia. Belgium already has very relaxed laws allowing assisted suicide for adults over 18. An article published in The Independent newspaper earlier this month states: “Belgium is …

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Another Giant Step Forward for Ethical Stem Cell Research

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) is a Wisconsin company at the epicenter of stem cell research. CDI’s founder and chief scientific officer, James Thomson, is well-known internationally for isolating the first embryonic stem cell and for co-discovering ethical iPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells). CDI was recently awarded a patent for its new method of creating …

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