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Tom Shakely

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Tom Shakely is executive director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, whose mission is “upholding human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable.” He lives in Philadelphia, where he is vice-chair of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and Guiding Star Ministries maternity home. Tom is a member of Democrats for Life and a past member of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s Archdiocesan Pastoral Council. He has written for National Review Online, HuffPost, and others.

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  • Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute | October 3, 2018

    To view this list as a PDF, see: Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Last updated September 26, 2018.   Special Websites   www.stemcellresearchfacts.org.  This website includes new videos on therapies and cures using ethical sources of stem cells, blogs on current topics, and a search engine for ethical stem cell research trials.   www.ObamacareAbortion.com.  […]

  • “Unresponsive Wakefulness,” Explained Simply | May 15, 2018

    It’s a simple reality that many patients who are not actively dying are nonetheless described as facing “end of life” issues, often simply due to physical or cognitive disabilities.   This is particularly true for patients diagnosed with “Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome,” the terminology doctors and patient advocates increasingly prefer to the more pejorative “Persistent Vegetative […]

  • ‘Living Wills’ Should Foster a Patient’s Will to Live | March 6, 2018

    In late 2017 Italy’s Senate approved, in a 180-71 vote, legislation permitting patient-created Advance Directives. The law endorses a form of Advance Directives so permissive that Italians won’t simply be able to outline their health care wishes prior to possible incapacity, but in fact will be able to hasten their own deaths. Tragically, this appears […]