Population Youth / Week 2

Week 2

Stop Blaming the Illness, Start Blaming the Guns

Last week at Oregon Community College there was a shooting that killed 9 people. Twenty-six year old Chris Harper Mercer, a student at the college, was responsible for the attacks and killed himself before the police arrived. He was discharged from the US army in 2008, after failing basic training and attended college shortly after….

Euthanasia Legal in California

On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown announced that in the state of California assisted suicide is now legal. Physicians are now allowed to prescribe terminally ill patients with lethal drugs. California is the fifth state in the United States to allow euthanasia. There was strong opposition from the Catholic Church but after much consideration the Governor felt that…

Doctors Without Borders Attacked

On October 4th a United States air strike hit a MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. MSF, the medical charity is known for its humanitarian work in war torn areas. Their approach of being the ‘first in and last out’ won them the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.   The strike killed more than than 20…

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