Newsletters

Current PHA Newsletter

 

April 19, 2017 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: The PHA Supports Conscience Rights for Healthcare Practitioners
  • Update on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
  • UNDER ATTACK! Conscience Rights:
    Healthcare Providers’ Right to Refuse to Kill
  • Case In Point: An Imposed Death in Hospice

Newsletters

Table of Contents for PHA Monthly Newsletters,
and links to all of them

Note: Many editions of PHA Monthly include Case in Point and Announcements of upcoming conferences and events.
 

April 19, 2017 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: The PHA Supports Conscience Rights for Healthcare Practitioners
  • Update on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
  • UNDER ATTACK! Conscience Rights:
    Healthcare Providers’ Right to Refuse to Kill
  • Case In Point: An Imposed Death in Hospice

March 24, 2017 Newsletter

  • From the Chairman’s Desk: It’s Time to Take Action!
  • Conference Report: Wonderful Presentations and Excellent Information!
  • The Golden Rule Revisited by Edwin Leap, MD
  • Update on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
  • Case In Point: No penalty for Dutch doctor who committed involuntary euthanasia
  • Terri Schiavo Remembered

February 23, 2017 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: An Important Conference on March 4, 2017
  • Dignity at the End of Life: From Suffering to Hope — Meet the Conference Speakers
  • Unexpected Recovery

January 18, 2017 Newsletter

  • From the Chairman’s Desk: Assisted Suicide Restricts Choice
  • Quinlan: First “Right To Die” Case’s Far-Reaching Consequences
  • CASE IN POINT: Who will be encouraged to consider assisted suicide?
  • Update on Assisted Suicide

December 12, 2016 Newsletter

  • In memory of Mary Jones (hospice patient with achievements)
  • Prenatal Partners for Life
  • A Sibling’s Perspective (on Peter Kellett)
  • Ohio Passes Bill Making Assisted Suicide a Felony

November 22, 2016 Newsletter

  • Update on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
  • Letter to Editor: “I overheard the doctor giving my husband a sales pitch for assisted suicide”
  • Questions And Answers Regarding Assisted Nutrition And Hydration
  • California Nurses For Ethical Standards
  • A Patient Advocate’s Story: Saving A Life From Four States Away

October 4, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Editor's Desk: Considering Some Consequences of Government-Sanctioned Assisted Suicide
  • Update on Assisted Suicide
  • Great Resource: Physician Assisted Suicide Fact Sheet
  • Case In Point: If only we had known
  • Announcement: Conference in Texas
  • New Video Addressing End-Of-Life Questions Released

August 25, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Chairman's Desk: Conscience Rights Need Legal Assistance
  • Conscientious Objection, Conscience Rights, And Workplace Discrimination   by Nancy Valko
  • Conscience Rights, Crisis Pregnancy Centers, And More   by Nancy Valko
  • Conscientious Investing: An Important Pro-Life Responsibility
  • Case In Point: Belgian Wheelchair Racer Considering Euthanasia After Taking Home The Gold
  • New Video Addressing End-Of-Life Questions Released

June 24, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Let’s insist on truth in labeling
  • Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Update
  • Case In Point: A Trisomy 18 Story
  • Just To See Him Smile   by Margaret Pole
  • The APNEA Test: Used to Determine “Brain Death,” It Can Cause Death   by Paul A. Byrne, M.D.

May 12, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Chairman’s Desk: Fourth Anniversary of Pro-life Healthcare Alliance
  • When Going To Die Becomes Supposed To Die   by Jennifer Warner
  • Assisted Suicide Update
  • Life Is Always Worth Living   by Adam Crouch
  • June 15th Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • Unexpected Recovery: recovery after “hopeless” diagnoses

April 20, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Acceptance of Medical Killing Opens Doors to Things Even More Sinister
  • A Letter To My Doctor Not To Kill Me
  • Euphemistically Called Aid in Dying, But Really Permission to Kill   by Karl Benzio, MD
  • Case In Point: Misdiagnosed And Overdosed, Grandmother Rescued From Hospice

Mar 23, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Organ Donation: A Few Facts to Consider
  • From the Chairman’s Desk: Opposing Assisted Suicide in Minnesota
  • Assisted Suicide Update
  • Minnesota Bill “Stacked Against Patients” is Tabled
  • Case In Point: Hastened Death in Hospice Facility

Feb 26, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: PHA Referral Network Case
  • From the Chairman’s Desk: Introducing the new Chairman of PHA
  • Quality of Life (by Mark Davis Pickup)
  • Last Stand (by E. Wesley Ely, MD)
  • Unexpected Recovery

Jan 15, 2016 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: The ethics guiding medical practice are undergoing a drastic change
  • Palliative Care: A Physician’s Perspective Informed by Christian Faith and Traditional Professionalism
  • CASE IN POINT: Texas, a State Where Patients’ Wishes Don’t Matter

Dec 4, 2015 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Combating Change Agents Who Are Transforming Health Care into Death Care
  • Assisted Suicide Update
  • We Must Not Exclude the Spiritual
  • Unexpected Recovery

Oct 16, 2015 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: POLST and Other Health Care Advance Planning Strategies
  • Her last three words were ‘Water, water, water’
  • Rest in Peace Maggie Karner, Champion for Life

Sept 25, 2015 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Is It Too Late?
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Update on Assisted Suicide
  • Unexpected Recovery

July 23, 2015 Newsletter

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Silencing Conscience
  • Update: Woman saved from euthanasia
  • Unexpected Recovery
  • Our Grandson was Saved by an Adult Stem Cell Transplant

June 25, 2015 Newsletter

  • Assisted Suicide VS Our Fundamental Conception of the Value of Human Life
  • From the Chairman’s Desk: Opposing Assisted Suicide in California
  • CASE IN POINT: My Brother Don (by Julie Grimstad)
  • Attorney slams California suicide bill

April 24, 2015 Newsletter

  • From the Chairman’s Desk: The Culture Wars Are Over?
  • Activist promotes assisted suicide based on her decision to force her mother to continue medical treatment
  • The Call (by Ron Panzer)
  • Building a Culture of Life, One Student at a Time: ALL’s Culture of Life Studies Program

March 26, 2015 Newsletter

  • From the Chairman’s Desk: Abortifacient Effect of Plan B Confirmed
  • Update on Assisted Suicide in the United States
  • Unexpected Recovery: Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro
  • Medical Discrimination Against Disabled Children

February 20, 2015 Newsletter

February 6, 2015 Newsletter

  • The Supreme Court of Canada has decided not to protect people from assisted suicide

January 23, 2015 Newsletter

  • From the Chairman’s Desk: I Will Not Serve! I Will Not Be Served!
  • New Feature: Unexpected Recoveries
  • Non-Brain Death Organ Donation: Part One
  • “Non-heart beating organ donation” and the “vegetative state”

December 19, 2014 Newsletter

November 25, 2014 Newsletter

  • If Assisted Suicide is Legalized, Will Serial Killers Get Away With Murder?
  • From the Chairman’s Desk: November 15th Conference a Success

October 24, 2014 Newsletter

  • Letter to Canada’s Supreme Court Regarding Assisted Suicide
  • POLST: Not as advertised

September 19, 2014 Newsletter

  • Assisted Suicide Covered When Treatment Denied
  • Befrienders Program begins at Texas parish

August 22, 2014 Newsletter

  • An alternative to anti-life coverage found in health insurance
  • Suffering: understanding how to respond

July 24, 2014 Newsletter

  • Real Death, Real Dignity

May 22, 2014 Newsletter

  • Persistant Vegetative States

April 25, 2014 Newsletter

  • Rave Reviews for Euthanasia Conference in Des Moines

March 21, 2014 Newsletter

  • New Hampshire Assisted Suicide Bill is Dead
  • What People Mean When They Say They Want to Die

February 19, 2014 Newsletter

  • The Struggle to Be Born and Live: The Plight of the Child Diagnosed with Special Needs
  • Loreto on the Plains: The Home that Faith Built
  • Suicide Prevention or Assisted Suicide?

January 23, 2014 Newsletter

December 20, 2013 Newsletter

  • Embracing the Journey: Providing comfort and support in the final stage of life

November 22, 2013 Newsletter

  • Contraception, Abortion, and now Euthanasia: Demographics is Destiny
  • Organ Donation Q&A

October 17, 2013 Newsletter

  • ObamaCare is to Euthanasia What Roe v. Wade was to Abortion

September 19, 2013 Newsletter

  • Preying on the Disabled?
  • Florence Nightingale had a vision
  • An Invitation to Healthcare Professionals Who Embrace the Culture of Life

August 27, 2013 Newsletter

  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • POLST: What is it and why does the PHA oppose it? Part II

July 19, 2013 Newsletter

  • Protecting vulnerable patients in Texas
  • POLST: What is it and why does the PHA oppose it? Part I
  • Response to approval of assisted suicide in Vermont