Tag Archives: Assisted Suicide

Membership rising in Swiss assisted suicide group Exit

By Michael Cook In 2017, 10,078 people joined the Swiss euthanasia organisation Exit and the number of assisted suicides rose slightly. The organisation says that increased interest is due to the ageing population. At the end of

Utah House passes bill criminalizing assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Utah is one of several states that does not have an assisted suicide law. States, such as Utah, prosecute assisted suicide under common law. On Wednesday the Utah

Massachusetts assisted suicide bill may force doctors to refer for assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Massachusetts doctors are actively opposing the bill to legalize assisted suicide. Last week Dr. Tom Sullivan, a former president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, along with 20 other

Massachusetts Legislature must reject assisted suicide says disability rights activist

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition John Kelly, the director of the disability rights group Second Thoughts Massachusetts, wrote an excellent article on why the Massachusetts legislature must say NO to assisted suicide, that

Conway assisted suicide case – autonomy is not absolute and this latest appeal should be dismissed

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

Compassion and Choices Celebrates as the Massachusetts Medical Society Becomes the 10th State Medical Association to Succumb to the Physician-assisted Suicide Agenda

By Nancy Valko In 1980, the Hemlock Society (now known as Compassion and Choices) was formed to work for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide by proposing state legislative bills, voter initiatives and public advocacy. These efforts failed

Oregon’s Permissive Assisted Suicide Regime

By Wesley J. Smith The media have always gone along with the nonsense that assisted suicide and euthanasia laws are governed by strict guidelines to prevent abuse. In actuality, the guidelines–such as they are–are merely to give

How does assisting with suicides affect physicians?

Many feel acute emotional distress after helping someone to die By Ronald W. Pies When my mother was in her final months, suffering from a heart failure and other problems, she called me to her bedside with

“MAID” in Laval, Canada

By Nancy Valko The December 2017 issue of the Canadian medical journal Le Specialiste contains a fascinating but disturbing English language article “First Results from a Unique Study”on pages 36-40. 2015 was the year when the MAID

Six things you must know before you decide whether to support or oppose physician-assisted suicide

By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. This article was originally published in The Public Discourse on December 19, 2017. Is the real healthcare crisis not enough physician assisted suicide laws? Or is it the staggering and increasing number

Vermont assisted suicide report provides scant information

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Vermont Department of Health recently released the assisted suicide report for the period May 31, 2013 to June 30, 2017. However, the report provides very little information about

A Look Back at 50 Years: 1998 and the defeat of a referendum to legalize doctor-prescribed death in Michigan

Editor’s note. This comes from Right to Life of Michigan, NRLC’s state affiliate. RTL of Michigan has run a monthly series looking back at historically significant prolife moments in the state’s history. This is the seventh and