Is “Assisted Suicide” going to be the new thing in healthcare?(More articles on euthanasia in World News). Scroll down for all the News and Headlines, Commentary and more.“Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist sounds off on doctor who claims insurance companies are refusing to help patients who can be saved and are pushing for assisted suicide” Krauthammer: A dead patient is a cheap patient
Thought of the day via RefDesk “Political correctness is tyranny with manners.”- Charlton Heston
In the News:
“A man from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally who sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary law is set to be awarded $190,000, his attorney said Thursday.
Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 33, reached the settlement agreement with the city attorney’s office, said Saira Hussain, a staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus who represented Zarceno. The agreement must be approved by the Board of Supervisors.” More here.> San Francisco to pay $190G to undocumented immigrant over sanctuary law violation, lawyer says
“The University of California, Berkeley is trying to dismiss a free speech lawsuit filed following the cancelation of Ann Coulter’s speech at the school in April.
UC Berkeley attorneys — including Janet Napolitano, system president of the University of California, and Nicholas Dirks, chancellor of UC Berkeley — insist the claims made by Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and the Berkeley College Republicans are “moot,” according to a court document obtained by Campus Reform Friday.” More here.> UC Berkeley Tries To Dismiss Free Speech Lawsuit
“Radio host takes on critics who accuse her of inciting violence in a new video for the NRA” Video here.> Dana Loesch vs. lies of violent left
“A report from the Family Research Council published Thursday revealed a disturbing surge in government violations of religious liberty since 2014.
The report, entitled “Hostility to Religion: The Growing Threat to Religious Liberty in America,” detailed a 76 percent increase in government breaches of religious liberty law since 2014, spiking most under the Obama administration.” More here.> Attacks On Religious Freedom Rise 76 Percent Since 2014
“John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman, on the investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.” Video here.> John Podesta: I didn’t have stock in any Russian company
“Richard Grenell, former U.S. spokesman at the U.N., on former national security advisor Susan Rice agreeing to testify before the House intelligence Committee.” Video here.> Was Susan Rice playing politics with intel?
“Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley is demanding the Justice Department’s Inspector General investigate whether acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe engaged in potential conflicts of interest during the Russia election investigation.” More here.> Acting FBI boss McCabe referred to Justice watchdog for new investigation over potential conflicts in Russia case
“It’s one of the longest running Congressional investigations of our time: the probe into ‘Fast and Furious’, the government’s secret operation to allow thousands of weapons to be trafficked to Mexico’s killer drug cartels.” Article and video here.> Fast and Furious
“One legacy of America’s nuclear weapons program is an incredible ongoing cost in tax dollars. Beginning with the Cold War, the U.S. produced tens of thousands of warheads at a cost of trillions of dollars. Today, we spend hundreds of billions to clean up waste from the sites that manufactured the nuclear materials, and even more to pay those exposed to health risks working at the sites. Joce Sterman finds allegations that a lot that tax money isn’t being spent wisely.” Video and Transcript here.> Toxic Legacy
“Politicians in the Netherlands are discussing the possibility of legalizing euthanasia for healthy people. The proposed “Completed Life Bill” would allow any person age 75 or over who decides their life is “complete” to receive euthanasia. It doesn’t matter if they are otherwise perfectly healthy.” More here.> Netherlands Considers Euthanasia For Healthy People, Doctors Say Things Are ‘Getting Out Of Hand’
“A Catholic hospital in Canada is being accused of failing to support the rights of medical personnel who oppose euthanasia.
After the board of St. Boniface Hospital in Winnepeg approved euthanizing patients in extreme circumstances, the Catholic Health Authority took over the board and replaced its members. The order was also reversed – but with an agreement to perform assessments of patients who want to die, which was viewed as a compromise to Canadian laws.
Because the assessment is required by law, says Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, the Catholic hospital is directly involved in the act of killing a person.
“Which is morally unacceptable,” says the anti-euthanasia activist.
Canada’s Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that patients can legally ask doctors to end their lives and a federal law took effect last year.” More here.> Canadian hospital fence-walks euthanasia
“Ten-month-old Charlie Gard was sentenced to die by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Tuesday, who ruled against potentially life-saving treatment for him.
The ECHR ordered that Gard’s life support be shut off and blocked him from travel to the U.S. for an experimental treatment for which Gard’s parents raisedover $1.7 million. Doctors diagnosed the infant boy with a rare mitochondrial disease, according to a report from Daily Mail. The court labeled the Gard’s appeal case “inadmissible” and upheld the previous decision of the U.K. High Court, saying their decision in Gard’s case was “final.” More here.> Infant Sentenced To Death By European Human Rights Court
“China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway.
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said new satellite images show missile shelters and radar and communications facilities being built on the Fiery Cross, Mischief and Subi Reefs in the Spratly Islands.” More here.> China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank
June 30 (UPI) — “The Russian government this week extended sanctions against the European Union through 2018, one day after the EU did the same to Russia, the Kremlin said.
The diplomatic and economic tit-for-tat dates back to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. At the time European allies and the United States put strict economic sanctions in place against Russian businesses and oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin as a means of punishment for Russian aggression in eastern Europe.” More here.> Russia extends tit-for-tat sanctions against EU over Ukraine
Economy / Stocks:
June 30 (UPI) — “U.S. government agencies said they’ve opened up new levers for oil and natural gas development with new pipelines, export and offshore drilling opportunities.
A pro-oil president known as a trade protectionist, the Trump administration has spent the week rolling out a series of measures centered around one theme: energy dominance.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer early this week said exports of liquefied natural gas were part of the Trump agenda for energy dominance. Trump said the Energy Department has approved more permits for LNG exports from a port terminal in Louisiana.” More here.> Trump administration charts path to energy dominance
Commentary / Opinion:
“What is fake news? Is Donald Trump correct when he says CNN, The New York Times, and other mainstream outlets report fake news? Commentator and bestselling author Andrew Klavan explains.” What is Fake News?