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  • Backgrounder posted March 24, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted Suicide Endangers the Weak, Corrupts Medicine, Compromises the Family, and Violates Human Dignity and Equality

    The Hippocratic Oath proclaims: “I will keep [the sick] from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.”[1] This is an essential precept for a flourishing civil society. No one, especially a doctor, should be permitted to kill intentionally, or assist in killing intentionally, an innocent…

  • Issue Brief posted April 20, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Physician-Assisted Suicide Corrupts the Practice of Medicine

    Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational…

  • Issue Brief posted April 7, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Purported Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide Are Ripe for Abuse

    Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational…

  • Issue Brief posted March 30, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Four Problems with Physician-Assisted Suicide

    The Hippocratic Oath proclaims: “I will keep [the sick] from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.”[1] This is an essential precept for a flourishing civil society. No one, especially a doctor, should be permitted to kill intentionally, or assist in killing intentionally, an innocent…

  • Issue Brief posted April 14, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Global Experience Shows that Physician-Assisted Suicide Threatens the Weak and Marginalized

    Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Social Science and Same-Sex Marriage: Translations from the Netherland's Reformatorisch Dagblad

    On July 8, 2004, the Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad published a statement by five Dutch social scientists on the deterioration of marriage in the Netherlands following the legalization of same-sex marriage, as well as an article on the statement and an interview with two of its authors. The Heritage Foundation is pleased to offer English translations of these…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Interview with Dutch Scholars on Marriage

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) By Addy de Jong THE HAGUE -- They fear it might be too late to turn things around. Nevertheless, five academics want to sound the alarm over the deteriorating state of marriage in the Netherlands, especially now that other countries are discussing the issue of gay marriage. "It would be a major step forward if…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Academics Raise the Alarm Over Marriage

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) THE HAGUE -- In an open letter to this newspaper, five academics raise the alarm over the deteriorating state of marriage in the Netherlands. "People seem to attach less and less importance to marriage. More people are having children out of wedlock, even though marriage is the best setting for successfully raising a…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Statement by Five Dutch Social Science Professors on the Deterioration of Marriage in the Netherlands

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) At a time when parliaments around the world are debating the issue of same-sex marriage, as Dutch scholars we would like to draw attention to the state of marriage in the Netherlands. The undersigned represent various academic disciplines in which marriage is an object of study. Through this letter, we…

  • Backgrounder posted July 22, 2010 by Ryan Lynch, Eline Altenburg-van den Broek The Drawbacks of Dutch-Style Health Care Rules: Lessons for Americans

    Abstract: In 2006, the Dutch government implemented a universal insurance mandate. Many American policymakers are looking to the Dutch experiment as a model to fix America’s complex and costly health care system. But the Dutch reforms have not caused individual consumers to seek value, and the “managed competition” has led to a less competitive market. After just two…

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  • Issue Brief posted April 20, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Physician-Assisted Suicide Corrupts the Practice of Medicine

    Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational…

  • Issue Brief posted April 14, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Global Experience Shows that Physician-Assisted Suicide Threatens the Weak and Marginalized

    Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational…

  • Issue Brief posted April 7, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Purported Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide Are Ripe for Abuse

    Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational…

  • Issue Brief posted March 30, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Four Problems with Physician-Assisted Suicide

    The Hippocratic Oath proclaims: “I will keep [the sick] from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.”[1] This is an essential precept for a flourishing civil society. No one, especially a doctor, should be permitted to kill intentionally, or assist in killing intentionally, an innocent…

  • Backgrounder posted March 24, 2015 by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted Suicide Endangers the Weak, Corrupts Medicine, Compromises the Family, and Violates Human Dignity and Equality

    The Hippocratic Oath proclaims: “I will keep [the sick] from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.”[1] This is an essential precept for a flourishing civil society. No one, especially a doctor, should be permitted to kill intentionally, or assist in killing intentionally, an innocent…

  • Backgrounder posted July 22, 2010 by Ryan Lynch, Eline Altenburg-van den Broek The Drawbacks of Dutch-Style Health Care Rules: Lessons for Americans

    Abstract: In 2006, the Dutch government implemented a universal insurance mandate. Many American policymakers are looking to the Dutch experiment as a model to fix America’s complex and costly health care system. But the Dutch reforms have not caused individual consumers to seek value, and the “managed competition” has led to a less competitive market. After just two…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Social Science and Same-Sex Marriage: Translations from the Netherland's Reformatorisch Dagblad

    On July 8, 2004, the Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad published a statement by five Dutch social scientists on the deterioration of marriage in the Netherlands following the legalization of same-sex marriage, as well as an article on the statement and an interview with two of its authors. The Heritage Foundation is pleased to offer English translations of these…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Interview with Dutch Scholars on Marriage

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) By Addy de Jong THE HAGUE -- They fear it might be too late to turn things around. Nevertheless, five academics want to sound the alarm over the deteriorating state of marriage in the Netherlands, especially now that other countries are discussing the issue of gay marriage. "It would be a major step forward if…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Academics Raise the Alarm Over Marriage

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) THE HAGUE -- In an open letter to this newspaper, five academics raise the alarm over the deteriorating state of marriage in the Netherlands. "People seem to attach less and less importance to marriage. More people are having children out of wedlock, even though marriage is the best setting for successfully raising a…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Statement by Five Dutch Social Science Professors on the Deterioration of Marriage in the Netherlands

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) At a time when parliaments around the world are debating the issue of same-sex marriage, as Dutch scholars we would like to draw attention to the state of marriage in the Netherlands. The undersigned represent various academic disciplines in which marriage is an object of study. Through this letter, we…

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