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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

Medical Society of Delaware continues its opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Dave Andrusko It was a small portion of a larger (but still) brief story that ran on Delaware Public Media, the local NPR outlet. But the message for the coalition that is fighting physician-assisted suicide (PAS) was immense. This

“Compassion and Choices” defends Physician-assisted Suicide

By Nancy Valko In a recent letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal, Dr. David Grube, national medical director of Compassion and Choices, defended physician-assisted suicide by stating: “I knew that the people who requested it didn’t want

World Medical Association reiterates strong opposition to physician-assisted suicide and to Australian bill

Editorial’s note. This statement was released by the World Medical Association on October 27. The WMA [World Medical Association] and its national member medical associations, which include the Australian Medical Association, have strongly reiterated their long-standing opposition to physician assisted suicide

Can There Really Be a “Safer” Physician-assisted Suicide?

Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter

By Nancy Valko In August, I wrote a blog “Physician-assisted Suicide and the Palliative Care Physician” about Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, a palliative care doctor in California who approved of physician-assisted suicide, would want it for herself but still had

Major US doctors group slams physician-assisted suicide

American College of Physicians has dug its heels in By Michael Cook | The American College of Physicians, the second-largest physician group in the United States with 152,000 members, has declared that physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is unethical. The ACP takes

American College of Physicians stands firmly against pro-assisted suicide lobby

By Dave Andrusko Anti-assisted suicide activists are keenly aware that they have succeeded in holding back “Compassion & Choices”  in large measure because its coalition is broad, diverse, and encompassing of a wide variety of organizations who often agree on