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Texas Advance Directive Act Hearing

I had to work yesterday and couldn’t attend the hearing before the Human Services Committee of the Texas State House of Representatives, in Austin. I wasn’t even able to watch on the internet until about 5:30 PM. But, I still saw some of the most interesting testimony, and am very impressed that the meeting continued … Continue reading

There’s still no “Texas Futile Care Act”

While Wesley Smith and I agree on 99.9999% of ethics issues, we disagree on the Texas Advance Directive law. One portion of that law, 166.046 covers cases where the doctor refuses to carry out the end of life decisions of a patient and/or his or her surrogate. Mr. Smith is predicting the “repeal” of what … Continue reading

Genocidal elitist honored by the Texas Academy of Science

Recently, this blog mentioned the advocacy of  “death with dignity” for all humans who desire the help of physicians and modern medicine in their quest for self-induced death. But, there’s a worse ethical position, one I thought had died out (excuse the pun). Eric Pianka, Ph.D, a tenured professor in the Integrative Biology department of … Continue reading

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