Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Hawaii House tables physician-assisted suicide bill

Comes a week after New Mexico Senate rejects similar proposal By Dave Andrusko Citing a “lack of specifics” and the absence of safeguards to protect vulnerable people, the seven-member Hawaii House Health Committee tabled a “Death with Dignity” bill. Thursday’s

UPDATE: March 28 hearing on bill to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in Alaska

Editor’s note. This appeared in the Catholic Anchor, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska. A hearing has been set for March 28 at 3 p.m. on a bill that aims to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in Alaska. House Bill

New Mexico Assisted Suicide Bill – Deserved to Die

John Kelly

By John Kelly, Director, Second Thoughts Massachusetts Editor’s note. This article was published by the Sante Fe New Mexican on March 20. Thanks to the state Senate’s rejection of the assisted suicide bill, Senate Bill 252, residents of New Mexico

“Physician-assisted suicide empowers doctors, not patients”

My Oral Submission to the New Zealand Health Committee Regarding Physician-assisted Suicide By Nancy Valko As a nurse and legal consultant in the USA with 47 years of experience in the most challenging areas of medicine such as critical care,

Stretching the truth about assisted suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The following letter to the editor was written by Wesley in response to a post by a pro-euthanasia activist who mischaracterized Wesley’s position. This appeared in the San Diego Tribune. As an anti-euthanasia activist

“Physician-assisted suicide empowers doctors, not patients”

My Oral Submission to the New Zealand Health Committee Regarding Physician-assisted Suicide By Nancy Valko As a nurse and legal consultant in the USA with 47 years of experience in the most challenging areas of medicine such as critical care,

The Freedom To Choose Goes Two Ways

Mark Pickup

By Mark Pickup Editor’s note. Mr. Pickup, who has multiple sclerosis, is a Canadian disability rights activist who has spoken at National Right to Life’s annual convention. This appeared on his blog. “’Take my name off the list, I can’t

Elderly man needs a pal, not a lethal pill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Every once in a while I read a letter to the editor that hits the nail on the head. This letter was published at Saukvalley.com on Friday March 10. The publication covers

Shutting up by shouting down

Margaret Somerville

When an anti-euthanasia speaker at a doctors’ conference is prevented from speaking, you know that something is very wrong By Margaret Somerville Last month, I was a participant in a Q&A panel on “Voluntary Assisted Dying” at the Australian Medical

N.M. Assisted Suicide Bill Defeated

By Dave Andrusko Anti-assisted forces secured a major win yesterday when a bill, heavily promoted by Democrats, went down to defeat in the New Mexico state Senate on a vote of 22-20. The coalition that defeated Senate Bill 252 included

Second Thoughts on Assisted Suicide

Candian Doctors Balk By John Stonestreet with Stan Guthrie If “assisted death” is such a good thing, why are so many Canadian doctors having second thoughts? Last year, voters in Canada approved a Medical Aid in Dying law. The legislation

Reports of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated–Again

By Nancy Valko In 2009, I began to get emails and calls from people who had read reports about the death of Nancy Valko from physician-assisted suicide in Oregon. Even our ages were almost the same. After assuring people that