Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

The Culture of Death’s Love Story

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the

‘It’s about people like me’: disabled and dead against euthanasia

Liz Carr addressing a Labour Party conference in the UK. Photo: Liz Carr

Assisted suicide laws are at their core about disability By Liz Carr Editor’s note. Liz Carr is a British actor, comedian and disability rights activist, perhaps best known as forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in the BBC’s “Silent

Physician-assisted Suicide and the Palliative Care Physician

By Nancy Valko “SHOULD I HELP MY PATIENTS DIE?” This is the title of an August 5 op-ed in the New York Times by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, an ICU and palliative medicine specialist in California who

The Conway Case – a change in the law to allow assisted suicide is dangerous and unnecessary

Noel Conway

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. A 67-year-old Shropshire man with

Who are you going to trust?

A tale of two Op-Eds By Paul Russell Polling noted in The Australian shows a significant level of distrust in our political classes to get the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide right. “13 per cent of respondents

Australian Assisted Suicide Plan: Only the Beginning

Don’t look to the starting point; look at the finish line. By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Australia The ubiquitous figure of Philip Nitschke and his death peddling organisation, Exit, are never far from the news. Though eschewed

Mother very upset after doctor urged her to approve assisted suicide for her daughter with disabilities

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

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Sheila Elson, who lives in Newfoundland, was very upset when Dr. Aaron Heroux offered assisted suicide for her daughter Candice, 25, who lives with multiple disabilities. According to

Soaring hopes as an antidote to assisted suicide

The very existence of assisted dying creates an expectation that we will surrender to our negativity By Chiara Bertoglio Last Monday I was in Oxford and I was suddenly seized by the insane idea of trying my

How many safeguards do you need to make assisted suicide safe?

After reading the report to the government of Victoria, you realise that there can be no safe suicide By Paul Russell, Director HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide Editor’s note. Victoria is a state in Southeastern Australia.

Legalizing assisted suicide is dangerous – just look at Canada

Kevin Yuill

By Kevin Yuill This week, the High Court [in Great Britain] heard a legal challenge from a terminally ill British man who wants the right to die. Noel Conway, who is 67-years-old and has motor neurone disease,

Disability campaigners intervene in court case to avert “terrifying prospect” of assisted suicide

Noel Conway

The first court case attempting to legalise assisted suicide since the defeat of the Marris Bill starts today – and disability rights groups are intervening to fight the “terrifying prospect.” Editor’s note. This comes from our friends

Amendment to repeal D.C.’s dangerous assisted suicide law adopted

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Federal Legislative Director Late in the evening Thursday, during the committee mark-up of the Commerce, Justice and Science and Financial Services appropriations bill, Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), a medical doctor, brought an amendment