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Victoria, Australia Okays Assisted Suicide

The Australian state of Victoria just legalized assisted suicide. Starting in mid-2019, Victorians with terminal, incurable illnesses who have been residents of the state for a year or more will be able to obtain a lethal drug within 10 days of a request.

The legalization of euthanasia in Victoria is good news for Australian-born Dr. Philip Nitschke, founder of Exit International and creator of the new death machine known as the Sarco. This spaceship-like contraption floods patients within its luxurious capsule with liquid nitrogen. The patients experience a relatively fast and painless death. The whole operation will be open-source and could theoretically be 3-D printed anywhere in the world. Nitschke is in talks with suicide clinics in Switzerland to license the machine.

This new technology could lead to offering death on demand in the future in those countries that have already legalized assisted suicide for terminal illnesses. Hopefully, the rest of the states in Australia won’t follow suit but instead will offer its citizens more reasons to live than to die.

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Study Shows Link Between Suicide and Contraceptive Usage

A new study by Danish researchers published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that hormonal contraceptives have been linked to increased suicide. “The patch” hormonal contraceptive has been linked with the highest increase in suicide or suicide attempt, followed by intrauterine devices (IUDs), the vaginal ring, and the birth control pill. Women most at risk are teenagers due to typical hormone changes during this developmental stage.

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Australian Senate Votes to Legalize Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

In a 43-12 vote, the Australian Senate passed a bill on Wednesday to legalize homosexual “marriage.”

This was bad news for conservatives. The Senate rejected attempts to allow business owners who provide wedding services or non-clergy authorized to solemnize weddings to opt-out of same-sex “marriages” based on their sincerely held religious beliefs. It also rejected a provision to allow parents to opt children out of class instruction that normalizes homosexuality.

The Australian House of Representatives could take action on the bill as early as next week, and conservatives are expected to attempt to include these religious liberty exceptions.

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UN Human Rights Committee Pushes Abortion to Eradicate Disabilities

U.N. Human Rights Committee member Yadh Ben Achour of Tunisia suggested that the committee continue to push abortion as a “preventive measure” against such disabilities as Down syndrome. “[This] doesn’t mean that we are against the disabled or that we won’t help the disabled when born disabled,” Ben Achour said. “But that does not mean that we have to accept to let [sic] a disabled fetus live. This is a preventive measure.” Apparently for Achour, the right to life only begins at birth.

In response, a Down syndrome woman known as Charlotte Fien produced her own YouTube video in which she said, “If any other heritable traits, like skin color, were used to eradicate a group of people, the world would cry out. Why are you not crying out when people like me are being made extinct? What have we done to make you want us to disappear?”

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Drag Queen Story Time Comes to London

Seven of Britain’s London Early Years Foundation nursery schools will introduce Drag Queen Story Time starting in mid-November to promote LGBT themes and “tolerance” to children as young as 2.

The drag queen group was started by an Englishman through a crowdfunding campaign after learning about New York City’s Drag Queen Story Hour. If the program is a success, it will appear at 37 other sites in England.

Dr. Michelle Cretella, the president of the American College of Pediatricians, says that this kind of educational program “is disruptive to preschool and early elementary school children’s cognitive and psychological development to expose them to drag queen story hours and gender-bending storybooks. Schools and public libraries that embrace transgenderism are gaslighting our kids.”

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