Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

“Frenzy of activity” in Canada’s death regime

Paul Russell, director of HOPE

By Paul Russell I wrote recently about the suicide death of 27 year old Canadian Adam Maier-Clayton. Maier-Clayton had significant psychological difficulties and was pushing for the inclusion of psychological complaints within the ambit of Canada’s death laws. He was

Members of Scottish Parliament still overwhelmingly against assisted suicide

Poll taken by pro-assisted suicide group By Dave Andrusko You could almost visualize the disappointment in the story written by Mark McLaughlin for The Times [of London] about the responses of Members of the Scottish Parliament, headlined, “Half of MSPs

Update: 970 reported assisted deaths in Canada

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On April 26 Health Canada released an interim update on “medical assistance in dying.” The report indicates that there were 970 reported assisted deaths. The data was based on a full

Not Dead Yet activist testifies against Maine assisted suicide bills

Editor’s note. This is excerpted from testimony given April 19th by disability rights activist Michael Reynolds from “Not Dead Yet” to the Maine legislature concerning LD 347 and 1066, two assisted suicide bills. He was addressing State Sen. Eric Brakey

Reflections on “Physician-Assisted Dying: Is a Patient’s Despair Reversible?” by Arthur Caplan, PhD, and Maurie Markman, MD

By Nancy Valko A while back, I received a phone call asking me to talk to a man in another state who was desperately seeking physician-assisted suicide. He was in the later stages of a degenerative disease and wanted to

Ezekiel Emanuel says that pain is not the reason people ask doctors to end their lives

By Paul Russell The Medical Journal of Australia has just published a commissioned paper on euthanasia and assisted suicide by one of America’s leading bioethicists, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. Emanuel is not a conservative. A brother of Obama’s former chief-of-staff, Rahm

Nevada Assisted Suicide Hearing Abruptly Cancelled, opponents Hold Press Conference

Brian Callister, MD

Editor’s note. This Action Alert was provided by Nevada Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. The scheduled hearing on SB261 was abruptly cancelled yesterday in the wake of strong opposition to the bill that has been pouring in. As the

A “completed life”: Suicide as a “lifestyle choice”

Nikki Gemmell

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia A colorful exchange during ABC TV’s panel program Q and A recently on the question of euthanasia and assisted suicide drove home to me the stark reality that what we’re really talking about here is

Oregon study: people opting for physician-assisted suicide because they can’t afford chemo

Editor’s note. This appeared at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. A new study on America’s oldest physician aided suicide programme shows that numbers of those being “assisted” to die have been steadily increasing, and reveals that some are

Latest doctor-prescribed suicide bill has no chance to pass in Michigan

Michigan State Rep. Tom Cochran

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of Right to Life of Michigan. Last week State Rep. Tom Cochran introduced a bill that would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in Michigan. Rep. Cochran cites years as a professional medic and what he

An empty chair, a missing Premier: a poignant metaphor

“Assisted Suicide: The Musical makes a compelling case” By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Russell’s blog and is reposted with permission. Daniel Andrews is Premier of Victoria, Australia. Stella Young is an Australian journalist, comedian,

Feds should prevent the use of controlled-substances in assisted suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. Over the weekend the Denver Post posted a rebuttal by bioethicist Wesley J. Smith to a complete misrepresentation of his position by “Compassion &Choices.” Re: “Federal threats to Colorado’s aid-in-dying law” March 25 guest