Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes Victoria’s Lower House

By Xavier Symons Editor’s note. Victoria is a state in Southeastern Australia. Australians watched last week as Victoria’s State parliament debated the government-sponsored Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. The bill – which would allow assisted suicide and

Take home lessons from Canada for Australia

Candice Lewis

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Candice Lewis is a 25 year old Canadian woman who happens to have cerebral palsy. In September 2016 Candice went to the emergency room at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in

British Columbia Court opens door to expanding euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Only days after Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under the term “MAiD” [Medical Assistance in Dying], the BC Civil Liberties Association launched the first court case to expand

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

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill: The death toll for the poor & disabled

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Despite what politicians claim, most opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide is not rooted in religious ideology – it’s rooted in opposition to the legalization of killing, and the inability to

British man with motor neurone disease loses fight for assisted suicide in UK court

Mr Conway outside the Court. Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Bioedge and is reposted with permission. A British court has once again supported a ban on assisted suicide. Noel Conway (see here and here), a

Fatal Flaws Film: The Candice Lewis interview. Candice was pressured to die by assisted death.

Candice Lewis

By Kevin Dunn, Director of the film Fatal Flaws Wherever you stand on the issue, it’s impossible to ignore the cultural shift in attitude towards euthanasia and assisted suicide. What was once considered murder under the law

Massachusetts Citizens for Life testify against doctor-prescribed suicide bill

Editor’s note. On Sept. 26, many pro-lifers testified before the Joint Public Health Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature against a bill that would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide. The following testimony is from Domenico Bettinelli. Good morning Mr. Chairperson

1,982 reported assisted deaths in the first full year in Canada

Sheila Elson and daughter Candace Lewis (Photo Credit: Gavin Simms/CBC)

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The data from Health Canada’s 2nd Interim Report on assisted dying states that there were 1,982 reported assisted deaths (1,977 reported euthanasia deaths and five reported assisted suicide

London’s High Court rejects Conway legal challenge to suicide law

Mr Conway outside the Court. Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

The judges ruled the law was necessary to protect the vulnerable and respect the sanctity of life. By The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children–SPUC The High Court has rejected a legal challenge to the suicide

UNOS Opening Door to Assisted Suicide Organ Donors

By Wesley J. Smith My very first anti-assisted suicide column in 1993 warned that it would lead to conjoining organ donation with euthanasia “as a plumb to society.” That is happening now in Netherlands and Belgium–including of

New South Wales (Australia) assisted suicide and euthanasia bill is radical and dangerous

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 was introduced into the Legislative Council by the Hon Trevor Khan MLC [Member of the Legislative Council] on September 21, 2017. In his second reading