National Review – Wesley J Smith 5 March 2018Family First Comment: “It’s a very big deal that a respected Dutch medical journal such as Pediatrics hosted a debate on the ethical propriety of child euthanasia without international criticism. It means that among the medical intelligentsia, child euthanasia has become a respectable proposition.” “(US ethicist Margaret) Battin lists several propositions (for child euthanasia), including: ‘That parents aren’t harmed by seeing their children suffer.’ In other words, children should be put out of the parents’ misery. Shocking.The U.S. assisted-suicide movement pretends to want a limited legalization of assisted suicide to competent adults with a terminal illness.That’s not true. It’s just the expedient to persuade us to accept the premise that suicide or killing is an acceptable solution to human suffering.If we ever do that — the jury is still out — then, the killing license thereby granted will not only expand way beyond the terminally ill, but will eventually also include children and the incompetent.The evidence of this isn’t hard to find. Case in point. Pediatrics asked Dutch and American bioethicists whether they would support repealing all age limits for euthanasia in the Netherlands — as the Belgians already have. (Currently, euthanasia in the Netherlands is legal starting at age 12.)If American advocates were serious about their espoused limits, they would be appalled by the existing Dutch law, and even more so by the Pediatrics hypothetical proposal.But at least one prominent U.S. proponent — Margaret P. Battin, a favored source on the issue for the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets — is enthusiastically in favor of the Dutch doing away with all euthanasia age limits. From her comment:I generally support [the] change in Dutch law governing eligibility for euthanasia. Given that euthanasia is currently legal for infants <1 year of age and children and adults>12 years of age, I believe that opponents would have to show evidence that at least 1 and perhaps many of the following propositions are true if they are to persuade you [a hypothetical Dutch health minister] not to support the change in the law:Battin lists several propositions, including:That parents aren’t harmed by seeing their children suffer.In other words, children should be put out of the parents’ misery:That pediatricians can’t understand the difference between killing a healthy, curable child and hastening a bad death that is already in progress.READ MORE: https://www.nationalreview.com/blog/corner/child-euthanasia-us-bioethicist-supports/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_content=5a9e210504d301725e661104&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Saint Ann, Jamaica-born singer, Romain Virgo, has come a long way since winning the 2007 Digicel Rising Stars competition. The singer has since released three albums on the VP label and has seen his cover version of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” topped many Caribbean music charts.But it is Virgo’s decision to use his talent and voice to give back that has him making the pages of CNW.Helping athletes going to Penn RelaysThe 28-year-old singer has decided to help young high school athletes from the Caribbean, who will be participating at the Penn Relays later this month.Based on an arrangement with VP Records and Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the not-for-profit organization that assists Caribbean athletes who travel to Pennsylvania for the annual Penn Relays, every download of Virgo’s song, ‘Still,’ from his album ‘Lovesick,’ will see part proceeds going to assist athletes at the relay carnival this year.“People like Romaine Virgo embody the imagery that is important to carry forth the brand,” commented TJB Founder, Irwine Clare, Sr., O.D. “He is a young man, and he produces the type of music that resonates well and sells well.”TJB ambassadorClare added that Virgo will be one of TJB’s special ambassadors at the Penn Relays this year from April 26-28 in Philadelphia.“We hope to have him there with us,” Clare added. “It creates an opportunity for him because he will be exposed to the college campuses, and there are many Caribbean students at various campuses in the north, east. We hope that it becomes a win-win.”Virgo for his part said he will be performing at an event for TJB also in April at Penn in addition to donating part of the sale of the single to the cause.Performing at Best of the BestNext month, will also be performing at The Best of the Best Concert in Miami and Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and Groovin in the Park in Queens, NY this June.Since 1994, Team Jamaica Bickle has played an active role in the development and care of Caribbean athletes through its hospitality initiative. The non-profit raises money annually to provide meals and other refreshments, physical therapy, chiropractic, mentorship and medical services, ground transportation: daily hotel to stadium shuttle and airport transfers for arrival & departure and subsidized hotel rates to runners at the Penn Relays. A stellar crop of athletes have benefited from TJB, including Olympians Veronica Browne-Campbell and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Cst. Passarell says working as a cab driver has its inherent risks. She says drivers should make it aware that they do have transmissions available to their dispatch, and that itself could deter someone from attempting an attack.The RCMP is now looking for witness information and has yet to establish a motive for the attack and is taking public assistance calls at the local detachment 250-787-8140. A 24 year old Fort St. John man is in custody and a cab driver recovering from head wounds following an assault early Monday morning at an apartment complex at the corner of 86th street and 89th avenue.The RCMP says the attack occurred, at about 4 o’clock, when the cab driver was backing out of a parking lot just after picking up a man, who then allegedly hit the cabbie repeatedly with a metal weapon.The victim reportedly prevented any further injury, by grabbing the weapon and following a brief struggle, the assailant fled the scene. With the assistance of a police dog investigating officers were able to locate and arrest a suspect, who remains in custody.Scheduled to make his first court appearance today, he’s charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and obstructing a police officer.Advertisement – Advertisement -Cst. Passarell talks to the media about the attack.