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By NRLC Dept. of Medical Ethics
Bush Administration moved decisively to end federal support for
euthanasia November 6 when Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that
federally controlled drugs can no longer be used to assist suicide, a
practice that had been permitted by the Clinton-Gore Administration in
the state of Oregon.
By Dave Andrusko
that National Right to Life would not allow a proposed doubling of its
rent to slash crucially important educational programs, the NRL
Educational Trust Fund has purchased a building just three blocks from
its current location halfway between the White House and Capitol Hill.
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From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
As we are coming to grips with the events of September 11, we often hear that "everything has changed" that we have a new appreciation of what is important and what is not; that, after such horror, we have a clearer perception of right and wrong.
We have come face to face with willful evil, and its very existence has shocked us. Temporarily at least, moral relativism has lost much of its false appeal. And being "non-judgmental" in view of the atrocities appears plainly absurd.
People can and do act in evil ways. With the temptation to do evil comes the diabolically inspired hope that we become defiantly powerful when we follow the temptation. Beyond any immediate pleasure and short-term gain, it is the promise of acting with power that makes evil so tempting, especially "big" evil. Being able to consider other people not just mere mortals but mere things; being master over life and death; defying God Himself by destroying those made in His image, by the thousands-- that is the intoxication born of doing evil on a grand scale.
JULY 8, 1998