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Sydney, Australia, Geriatrician: “We do not want or need physician assisted suicide”

Editor’s note. This appeared on the HOPE, Australia blog and is reposted with permission. Dr. John Obeid, a geriatrician in Western Sydney, has voiced his opinion in the Daily Telegraph about why assisted suicide should not be an option for his

National Pro-Euthanasia group trying to pass Physician Assisted Suicide in Nebraska

Editor’s note. The following was provided by Nebraska Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. The national pro-euthanasia group, Compassion & Choices, is helping Nebraska state Senator Ernie Chambers to make good on his promise to get floor debate time for

Physician Assisted Suicide Proponents Will Say Anything to Pass HB 404

Editor’s note. This post appeared Maryland Against Assisted Suicide. · Requiring a professional mental health evaluation would “unnecessarily slow down” patient’s access to physician assisted suicide. · Terminal patients are in pain so this bill must be passed. · [Including]

The DPP needs to explain to Parliament why she has effectively decriminalised physician assisted suicide

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. In an astounding about face for the

Physician Assisted Suicide faces continued pushback in New Hampshire and Vermont

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives resoundingly rejected several dangerous bills, including HB1325. By a vote of 219-66 the House voted down HB1325. New Hampshire, along with

67% of American doctors oppose the legalisation of physician assisted suicide

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. An on-line poll of readers of the

The dangerous physician assisted suicide Ballot Measure in Massachusetts: 5 Key Facts about “Question 2”

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. In “Massachusetts Medical Society opposes ‘Question 2’—the doctor-prescribed suicide ballot question,” we quote from and talk about the position taken by the Massachusetts Medical Society in opposition to

The enormous stakes at issue in the campaign to persuade the AMA to go “neutral” on physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”‘ — George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language” “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report that suicide rates have risen almost 30% since 1999, which happens to be

AMA to vote whether to retain opposition to physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As NRL News Today was about to post all stories for the day, news broke that the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates voted not to affirm the report of its Council on Ethical and

A careful explanation why the AMA should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Whenever, and it could be very soon, the AMA decides whether to go “neutral” on physician-assisted decision, the verdict will carry enormous weight. Also invariably, when pro-death forces prevail, one very important reason is because the “body’s

Brilliant analysis argues AMA should adopt its ethics committee’s recommendation to continue to oppose physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko On May 22, the Psychiatric Times published a very thoughtful article written by Dr. Ronald Pies, Editor in Chief emeritus of the publication. The headline says it all: Will the AMA Heed its own Ethics Council Regarding

NEJM publishes powerful essay against physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Although I do scan relevant articles, I don’t profess to be a regular consumer of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). However you don’t need to read it cover-to-cover to know that by and large this