Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

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

Defining Doctors Down

Wesley Smith

They should be professionals, not order-takers. By Wesley J. Smith There was a day in the not-too-distant past when physicians were respected, even revered, as learned professionals. We understood that doctors followed a “higher calling.” Indeed, physicians were expected to

UK High Court rejects challenge to assisted suicide law

Noel Conway

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Great news: The UK High Court has decided to dismiss a request by Noel Conway to hear his challenge to the assisted suicide law The High Court decided that it is

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,