Tag Archives: Assisted Suicide

Former California politician charged with assisting the suicide of his wife

By Alex Schadenberg Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Steven Clute, a former member of the California Assembly, was charged with assisting the suicide of his wife, Pamela Clute. Pamela Clute died from a gunshot wound on

Sydney, Australia, Geriatrician: “We do not want or need physician assisted suicide”

Editor’s note. This appeared on the HOPE, Australia blog and is reposted with permission. Dr. John Obeid, a geriatrician in Western Sydney, has voiced his opinion in the Daily Telegraph about why assisted suicide should not be an

Newsweek compares death-machine-maker Nitschke to SpaceX-founder Elon Musk

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By SPUC—The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A Newsweek article dated December 1 has compared Dr. Philip Nitschke, designer and proponent of ‘death-machines’, to renowned maverick inventor and technology magnate, Elon Musk, co-founder of Paypal,

Ontario politician proposes hospice reform bill as assisted suicide rates soar

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By Lianne Laurence TORONTO, December 4, 2017 – An Ontario Conservative MP has proposed a bill that would mandate the province to focus on improving access to hospice palliative care. The bill comes as euthanasia and assisted

Massachusetts Medical Society drops opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide

By Anne Fox, President Massachusetts Citizens for Life The Massachusetts Medical Society voted Saturday to drop its opposition to physicians giving lethal drugs to their patients. The resolution defines “medical aid in dying” as “the act of

“When Dying (by Physician-assisted Suicide) Becomes Unaffordable”

By Nancy Valko Although physician-assisted suicide is consistently portrayed in major media as just a matter of taking some pills and peacefully going to sleep and die, a November 9, 2017 article titled “When Dying Becomes Unaffordable”

Australian state of Victoria legalizes assisted suicide and euthanasia

Doctor with needle

By Dave Andrusko Although the outcome was known in advance , it didn’t make Wednesday’s decision by the Australian state of Victoria to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia any the less bitter. As Adam Baidawi, reporting for

Medical Society of Delaware continues its opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Dave Andrusko It was a small portion of a larger (but still) brief story that ran on Delaware Public Media, the local NPR outlet. But the message for the coalition that is fighting physician-assisted suicide (PAS)

Swiss assisted suicide deaths increase by 30% in 2015

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Swiss statistics office reported that 965 assisted suicide deaths were reported in 2015 up from 742 in 2014, a 30% increase. (Earlier media reports suggested that there

Suicide prevention leader opposes legalizing euthanasia/assisted suicide in Australia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Warwich Baines, a board member of a suicide prevention charity in Australia, wrote a letter that was published by Central Western Daily on November 12, under the title

Assisted suicide’s inherent moral and ethical corruption

By Dave Andrusko We’ve long argued that abortion and euthanasia/assisted suicide were birthed in the same hatchery. They are fraternal twins, if not identical twins. Both are inherently expansionary, for example. Consider the parallels. If offing her

Netherlands Moves Closer to Death on Demand

End of “a taboo” on killing patients who want to die By Wesley J. Smith Once a society generally accepts killing as an appropriate response to suffering, there are few limits to the kind of “suffering” that