So much news, so little time. The commentary part of Weblog will have to wait for another day.

Court to hear Oregon assisted suicide case:

  • Justices accept Oregon case weighing assisted suicide | The action will likely reopen a debate over whether doctors should be able to help terminally ill patients end their lives (The New York Times)
  • Justices to hear challenge to Oregon assisted-suicide law (The Washington Post)
  • Justices to review Oregon's right-to-die law (Los Angeles Times)
  • Prescription for chaos | Understanding the lethal Oregon case that's hitting the Supreme Court (Wesley J. Smith, National Review Online)

Terri Schiavo:

  • Judge delays feeding tube removal | A circuit court judge on Tuesday delayed removal of a brain-damaged woman's feeding tube for at least another day, allowing her parents to file more legal motions in their fight to keep her alive against her husband's wishes (The New York Times)
  • Another hearing set in right-to-die case | One of the longest-running and most contentious right-to-die cases in U.S. history ricocheted between Florida courts on Tuesday as protesters gathered in suburban Tampa to pray that a severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube would not be removed. (The Washington Post)
  • Right-to-die case hinges on appeals court | Michael Schiavo could have doctors take out the feeding tube from his wife, Terri Schiavo, as early as Tuesday, depending on what action the 2nd District Court of Appeals takes on a request for an emergency stay by her parents (Associated Press)

Life ethics:

  • UN call for ban on all cloning is attacked | The Royal Society condemned a United Nations call for a ban on all forms of human cloning (The Telegraph, London)
  • An Illinois judge declares that frozen embryos are people: What difference does it make? | Abortion is perhaps permissible even if the embryo is a person (Sherry F. Colb, FindLaw.com)
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Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
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Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's editorial director. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
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