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June 1, 2009: Dr. Mostert was live for a full hour on the Andy Caldwell Show. He spoke about the death of George Tiller and the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (HR 1913), which will extend hate speech protection to almost every psychological condition listed in DSM IV, including pedophilia.

May 24, 2009: Dr. Mostert was a guest on "America's Lifeline," the radio show of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. He spent the hour live discussing assisted suicide and euthanasia as they relate to people with disabilities.

May 5, 2009: Dr. Mostert was interviewed on The Andy Caldwell Show to discuss the ISDB's announcement on April 30, 2009 that it had filed a friend of the court brief appealing a Montana judge's declaration from the bench that physician-assisted suicide was legal in Montana.

April 27, 2009: Dr. Mostert was interviewed by the Guelph Mercury in Guelph, ON, Canada after speaking at the annual conference of Alliance for Life Ontario. To read the article, please click here.

April 8, 2009: Dr. Mostert returned to the Andy Caldwell show to discuss comments in the UK press by Ludwig Minelli, the Founder of the Swiss assisted suicide organization, Dignitas, and his announcement that Dignitas intended, for the first time, to assist in the suicide of a healthy person.

April 1, 2009: While working at the UN, Dr. Mostert appeared on the Andy Caldwell Show to discuss the growing nation-wide push for a "pride" movement to celebrate abortion.

March 10, 2009: While consulting on disability issues at the UN's annual Committee on the Status of Women in New York City, Dr. Mostert was interviewed by Charisma Magazine and was quoted concerning President Obama's executive order lifting restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. Click here to access the article.

February 27, 2009: Dr. Mostert was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the arrests of several members of a radical assisted suicide group, the Final Exit Network. The FEN arrests came after an extensive federal investigation into their methods of assisting other members' suicides.

February 27, 2009: Dr. Mostert was a live guest on The Andy Caldwell Show. He discussed an ABC Good Morning America report of lawyer John West, who has just published a book describing how he helped both of his parents commit suicide. He also discussed the recent arrests of members of the Final Exit Network and assisted suicide group in Georgia.

February 26, 2009: Dr. Mostert appeared on CBN News to discuss the radical assisted suicide group the Final Exit Network. Dr. Mostert also announced that ISDB, in conjunction with The Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund (Boston) had filed a friend of the court brief in the appeal of Baxter vs. Montana, where a Montana judge declared assisted suicide legal in that state.

February 26, 2009: Dr. Mostert was interviewed by Canada's Globe and Mail on the internet phenomenon of webcam suicides, and the investigation of a Minnesota nurse's role in encouraging a Canadian student to commit suicide live on a webcam.

Early February 2009: Dr. Mostert was interviewed by a science editor from Newsweek around a number of bioethical issues, including assisted suicide, euthanasia, organ donation, and the new report issued by the President's Council on Bioethics related to the definition of death.

Late December 2008: Dr. Mostert participated in a live radio interview on The Andy Caldwell Show. Mostert discussed how assisted suicide was the top bioethical issue of 2008, especially in Europe and the US, and in the call from members of the Scottish Parliament to begin exploring ways to legalize assisted suicide for children.

December 15, 2008: Dr. Mostert published the lead letter to the editor in The Virginian Pilot about the "slippery slope" to assisted suicide in response to an assisted suicide televised in the UK.

Early December 2008: Dr. Mostert was a guest on The Lars Larson Show. The topic was the assisted suicide of a British man in Switzerland that aired on British television this week. He was also interviewed by a reporter from the New York Daily News on this topic.

December 8, 2008: Dr. Mostert made his fifth guest appearance live on The Andy Caldwell Show, discussing mental illness, especially suicide, as a psychological disability, as well as the link between homelessness, mental illness, and war veterans.

November 24, 2008: Dr. Mostert was a guest on The Andy Caldwell Show, discussing the Abraham Biggs' webcam suicide in Florida.

November 20, 2008: Dr. Mostert was a guest on CBN's NewsWatch to discuss the new assisted suicide legislation in Washington, which is now the second state in the nation (after Oregon) to make it legal.

November 13, 2008: Dr. Mostert was interviewed on Boston's LifeMattersTV to discuss the parallels between Nazi approaches to euthanasia and the plight of people with significant disabilities today, who may face similar threats as calls for legalization of assisted suicide and more utilitarian approaches to medical care take hold across the country. Dr. Mostert did this interview while in New York City at the United Nations, connecting with country delegations and monitoring U.N. document language debates related to pro-life, pro-family and disability issues.

October 2, 2008: Dr. Mostert, co-director of Regent's Institute for the Study of Disabilities & Bioethics, made a third appearance on The Andy Caldwell Show to discuss the passage of ballot initiative I-1000 in Washington, which makes it the second state in the nation, after Oregon, to make assisted suicide legal. Dr. Mostert's blog, Disability Matters, was added as a link on The Andy Caldwell Show's online newspaper, The California Chronicle.

Early October 2008: Dr. Mostert was a guest on WTKF's "Costal Daybreak" program in North Carolina for a live discussion of the disability policy address Governor Palin made in Pittsburg that same morning.

September 17, 2008: Dr. Mostert was a guest on The Andy Caldwell Show on 1140 AM in central California. Dr. Mostert discussed genetic discrimination against people with Down Syndrome, bioethical issues and disability, and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's decision to birth her son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome

September 2008: Dr. Mostert had his op-ed on Republican vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin and her child with Down syndrome, published in the Chicago Tribune on September 4, in USA Today on September 5, and as the featured letter to the editor in The Virginian-Pilot on September 6. Dr. Mostert was also interviewed by a reporter from the Los Angeles Times on the issue.

July 2008: Dr. Mostert was quoted in a article about African war refugees living in the United States and the cultural effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). .

June 2008: Dr. Mostert was interviewed on American Family Radio about a license granted in Britain to create human-pig embryos. .

On Wednesday, August 27, Dr. Mostert was interviewed by Rick Green with Wallbuilders about the bioethical implications of animal-human hybrid cloning.

Dr. Mostert Speaks at the Values Action Team on Capitol Hill.

In June, 2008, ISDB co-director Dr. Mark Mostert was invited by Values Action Team Chair Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) to speak about the intersection of disability and bioethics.

On May 28, 2008, Dr. Mostert appeared as an expert guest on theTerri Schindler Schiavo Foundation's radio program America's Lifeline. Dr. Mostert described the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and during the early years of World War II.

On Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25, 2008, Dr. Mostert's op-ed titled How Obama, McCain, Clinton get it wrong, how the UN got it right was published in the North County Times and the Richmond Times respectively.

ISDB Co-Director Dr. Mark Mostert has published an essay titled Cultures of Death, Old and New in the Fall 2007 edition of The Human Life Review.

Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

On Wednesday, October 17th, Institute co-director Dr. Mark Mostert appeared on Across the Nation with Bob Dunning ( on Sirius Satellite Radio) to discuss the ISDB. Listen to the interview.

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