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Second Thoughts CT Outraged Over New Assisted Suicide Hearing
1 year ago

Second Thoughts CT Outraged Over New Assisted Suicide Hearing

It is a shocking lack of respect for Connecticut’s disabled community. Don’t take our word for it. They say so themselves.

Here in full is an email the leaders of …
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The Real Tragedy of Pastor Nancy Butler’s Death
2 years ago

The Real Tragedy of Pastor Nancy Butler’s Death

Pastor Nancy Butler died shortly after she decided to stop using her feeding tube and ventilator. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) had changed her life dramatically over the last several years.


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Affirmative Consent Won’t Fix Hookup Culture
3 years ago

Affirmative Consent Won’t Fix Hookup Culture

By  •  Culture, Education

For the second year, a legislative committee is considering an “Affirmative Consent” bill that purportedly changes the standard for what constitutes sexual assault on college campuses, from “no means no” …
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Assisted Suicide Lobby’s Biggest Defeat Yet?
3 years ago

Assisted Suicide Lobby’s Biggest Defeat Yet?

Last week was the opening of the 2016 legislative session in Connecticut. The scope of threats to life, faith, and family that may come out of the short session remains …
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Assisted Suicide: Cathy Ludlum Gives Norwich Second Thoughts
3 years ago

Assisted Suicide: Cathy Ludlum Gives Norwich Second Thoughts

After The Norwich Bulletin endorsed California governor Jerry Brown’s move and recommended that Connecticut legalize assisted suicide, Cathy Ludlum, a resident of Manchester and member of Second Thoughts Connecticut (our coalition partner …
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Pants On Fire: Fact-Checking Hartford Courant
4 years ago

Pants On Fire: Fact-Checking Hartford Courant

Earlier this week, dealing a blow to the vulnerable sick, elderly, and disabled, California governor Jerry Brown signed an assisted suicide bill into law; the ink is barely dry.

Please …
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FIC Responds to Holder-Winfield on Assisted Suicide
4 years ago

FIC Responds to Holder-Winfield on Assisted Suicide

My response to this piece is in the New Haven Register. This is the crux of it:

“An Oregon-style law would create “death row” for sick people — with far less rigor or transparency.” …
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