Doctor’s Award Adds Insult to Injury

I wrote about the aboriginal girls “JJ” and Makayla, who were striken with leukaemia here, here, here and here. The parents of both girls stopped their chemotherapy in favour of an exclusively alternative treatment at the Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) in Florida. One of the girls, Makayla, has since died … Continue reading

End Violence Against Women

Over the centuries, women have endured and sometimes survived brutal and cruel attacks, ranging from systemic assaults on the emotional, physical and psychological person through to acts of such horror that they should be unspeakable.  But they must be spoken. Some anti-feminist critics will be screwing up their tiny and indignant courage just about now in anticipation of … Continue reading

If I cannot give consent to my own death, whose body is this? Who owns my life?

“If I cannot give consent to my own death, whose body is this? Who owns my life?” said Sue Rodriguez in 1991 when she asked legislators to change the law to allow for assisted suicide. It is Rodriguez’s weak voice I hear when I listen to the groups who oppose the Supreme Court’s … Continue reading

Makayla Sault Died Because Canada’s Institutions Failed Her

I’ve been remiss in submitting articles for Canadian Atheist recently; I’ve been busy with a new job and all the new appointments that result when you discover a new health issue. This all means I missed the opportunity to comment on the death of Makayla Sault, the First Nation’s girl … Continue reading

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