Canadian government announces delay to euthanasia expansion–but doesn’t cancel it (& other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.

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In response to a wave of euthanasia horror stories, the Liberal government has announced a delay to the implementation of assisted suicide for mental illness. I’m glad that they are tapping the brakes—but if Justice Minister David Lametti’s comments are any indication, the Liberals are still deeply committed to bringing in this new regime. Chris Selley over at the National Post put it bluntly, and he’s right: This expansion should simply be cancelled.

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World Magazine has a powerful essay on the experiences of abortion survivors—those who lived through attempts on their life while in the womb: “A community of abortion survivors chooses forgiveness.”

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Good news for a change:

A federal appeals court has permanently blocked the Biden administration’s bid to force doctors and insurers to perform or pay for gender-transition procedures even if they object on grounds of conscience and medical judgment, with the court basing its decision on constitutional protections of religious freedom. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit issued a unanimous ruling (pdf) on Dec. 9 blocking the controversial U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) transgender mandate.

Read the whole thing.

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My colleague at the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has a great column on the rewards of pro-life work: “What is right can never be impossible.”

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On Christian nationalism and the dangers on the Right, Carl Trueman has an instructive essay in First Things: “Identity Politics on the Right.”

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How did so much of the medical world cave to transgender ideology? Common Sense and The Washington Free Beacon has a good breakdown: “The hijacking of Pediatric Medicine.”

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More soon.

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