Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Wesley J. Smith’s “The Culture of Death”: a second chance to read an invaluable resource

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My wife and I are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where the 2017 National Right to Life Convention begins tomorrow morning. One of our featured speakers is bioethicist Wesley J. Smith. For those coming to NRL 2017

An Interview with an Assisted Suicide Doctor

By Nancy Valko It’s not often that we get a glimpse into the assisted suicide movement from the perspective of a medical professional who actually participates in terminating the lives of the terminally ill. Most seem to prefer anonymity. But

Michelle Carter and Doctor-Assisted Death

Mixed Messages about Human Value By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera The recent, disturbing criminal trial of Michelle Carter not only tests new legal boundaries, it’s a mirror held up in front of our society. On June 16th, a Massachusetts

The first year of California’s assisted suicide: over 500 prescriptions

By Xavier Symons Over 500 people have been prescribed life-ending drugs since physician assisted suicide was legalised in California in June last year, according to statistics released by Compassion and Choices. The pro-euthanasia lobby group is celebrating the positive reception

One Year of Legalized Assisted Suicide in California, Countless Unanswered Questions

By Dr. Jacqueline H. Abernathy June 9 marked the one year of legal assisted suicide in California, after euthanasia advocates managed to co-opt a special session of the state Assembly to resurrect a bill that had been profoundly defeated by

NBC Comedy ‘The Carmichael Show’ Helps Sick Grandma Kill Herself

By Callista Ring NBC’s The Carmichael Show has become the latest show to join Hollywood’s trend of endorsing euthanasia. On Wednesday night’s episode, “Grandma Francis,” grandsons Jarrod (Jarrod Carmichael) and Bobby (LilRel Howery) help Grandma Francis, suffering from Alzheimer’s, kill

Chronicle TV jumped the shark!

By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life I had hoped the Chronicle TV newsmagazine show on doctor-prescribed suicide would be fair! Instead, Chronicle was over the top. Dr. Barbara Rockett and John Kelly, representing the pro-life side, had

Video: Assisted Suicide Becoming Only Treatment Option for Terminally Ill, Disabled

Brian Callister, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada,.

By Madeleine Post “It’s a lot cheaper to grab a couple drugs and kill you than it is to provide you with life sustaining therapy,” Dr. Brian Callister of Reno, NV told the Patients’ Rights Action Fund. “Simple as that.”

Offered Assisted Suicide in Place of Treatment

Brian Callister, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada,.

By Wesley J. Smith The news media usually ignore assisted suicide abuses because it goes against their Brittany Maynard meme of normalizing the lethal act. True to form, most major outlets have–so far–failed to report on this story: A Nevada

Disability activists rally against assisted suicide at NY court of appeals

Editor’s note. This was posted by the disability rights organization Not Dead Yet. According to New York Law Journal the plaintiffs are “challenging whether two anti-assisted suicide statutes in state Penal Law apply to physicians and, if they do, whether

‘Existential distress’ drives assisted suicide requests: Canadian study

By Xavier Symons Editor’s note. “MAiD” refers to Medical Assistance in Dying. This appeared at Bioedge.org. The debate over euthanasia is often framed in terms of unbearable pain. Yet a new review of assisted dying cases in Toronto suggests that

New England Journal of Medicine study: People don’t seek assisted suicide to prevent pain

By Cassy Fiano Pro-assisted suicide activists often argue for legalization while claiming that people should be able to choose an undignified, pain-free death. People suffering from terminal illnesses should be allowed to die peacefully, they say, as opposed to being