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  • Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Supreme Court ruling that Oklahoma's method of lethal injection does not constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" has rekindled discussion of capital punishment among evangelicals and the high court's nine justices. Read More

  • Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death sentence of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, combined with four allegedly botched executions in the U.S. last year and an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty this summer, has fueled debate among evangelicals regarding the legitimacy of capital punishment. Read More

  • Live each day, says terminally ill woman

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Pinkerton family photo
    CEDARVILLE, Ohio (BP) -- Melinda Pinkerton was on the cross-country track team when her coach noticed the 14-year-old's ankles turned inward when she ran. She recalls the date, Nov. 18, 2002 when her parents received the results of her MRI.

    "They told me about the results; the big NF2 [Neurofibromatosis Type 2] word scared me. My first thought was that I was going to die," Pinkerton wrote. "A month later, Dec. 18th, I had surgery to remove a grape-sized tumor that was squeezing my spinal cord flat." Read More

  • Cancer patient Maynard ends own life

    by Staff, posted Monday, November 03, 2014 (3 years ago)

    PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) -- Terminally ill cancer patient and right-to-die advocate Brittany Maynard ended her own life Nov. 1 at her Portland, Ore. home, taking a lethal prescription administered under Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. Read More