Writer stayed true to principle of profession
Thank you to Dr. Mark J. Snell (Courier-Herald, letter to the editor, April 1) for staying true to the medical profession’s first principle, “do no harm.”
I fear for the future of this country when some in our society not only use Nazi-style propaganda techniques to persuade us that human life is of no value if one suffers but some in the medical and scientific communities are willing partners in the destruction rather than protection of human life.
Today, the unborn are considered nonhuman by some and the terminally ill are less than human. History is our witness to what happens when particular groups of people are deemed less than human. What group or groups of people will the modern propagandists persuade us are not human or less than human tomorrow?
There is no dignity in asking physicians to lie nor to be complicit in intentionally ending the life of a human being.
There is shame and disbelief that civilized society has not learned the lessons from history.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.