Tag Archives: Assisted Suicide

Take home lessons from Canada for Australia

Candice Lewis

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Candice Lewis is a 25 year old Canadian woman who happens to have cerebral palsy. In September 2016 Candice went to the emergency room at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in

British Columbia Court opens door to expanding euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Only days after Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under the term “MAiD” [Medical Assistance in Dying], the BC Civil Liberties Association launched the first court case to expand

British man with motor neurone disease loses fight for assisted suicide in UK court

Mr Conway outside the Court. Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Bioedge and is reposted with permission. A British court has once again supported a ban on assisted suicide. Noel Conway (see here and here), a

Fatal Flaws Film: The Candice Lewis interview. Candice was pressured to die by assisted death.

Candice Lewis

By Kevin Dunn, Director of the film Fatal Flaws Wherever you stand on the issue, it’s impossible to ignore the cultural shift in attitude towards euthanasia and assisted suicide. What was once considered murder under the law

1,982 reported assisted deaths in the first full year in Canada

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

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The data from Health Canada’s 2nd Interim Report on assisted dying states that there were 1,982 reported assisted deaths (1,977 reported euthanasia deaths and five reported assisted suicide

UNOS Opening Door to Assisted Suicide Organ Donors

By Wesley J. Smith My very first anti-assisted suicide column in 1993 warned that it would lead to conjoining organ donation with euthanasia “as a plumb to society.” That is happening now in Netherlands and Belgium–including of

“I’m dying of brain cancer. I prepared to end my life. Then I kept living.”

Jeffrey Davitz

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Washington Post published a provocative op-ed on September 27 written by a man who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, similar to Brittany Maynard’s, and who’d

Supreme Court upholds conviction of Final Exit Network

By Dave Andrusko When the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal by the “Final Exit Network,” it means a 2015 conviction will stand against the assisted suicide advocacy group which was found guilty of

Sense of Congress resolution Shows Bipartisan Agreement Against Assisted Suicide

Rep. Brad Wenstrup

By Gabriela Weigel Yesterday, representatives from both sides of the aisle came together at a press conference to introduce resolution H.Con.Res.80, which expresses the Sense of Congress that legalizing physician-assisted suicide puts the most vulnerable of our

Some Good News in the Battle Against Assisted Suicide

By Greg Schleppenbach The movement to legalize doctor-assisted suicide has been gaining momentum in recent years. Since 2015, two states (California and Colorado) and the District of Columbia have joined Oregon, Washington State and Vermont in legalizing

American College of Physicians stands firmly against pro-assisted suicide lobby

By Dave Andrusko Anti-assisted suicide activists are keenly aware that they have succeeded in holding back “Compassion & Choices”  in large measure because its coalition is broad, diverse, and encompassing of a wide variety of organizations who

Speaking A Language Of Life

By Caitlin Thomas In the Church’s efforts to teach about the grave evil of assisted suicide and the threats it poses, we must use clear and vigorous language. And it is always, always important that we do