Tag Archives: Assisted Suicide

State Appeals Court allows Ca. assisted suicide law to go back into effect for now

By Dave Andrusko On Friday, in the latest in what promises to be a protracted legal battle, the 4th District Court of Appeals suspended a decision by a lower court judge that had invalidated California’s “End of

AMA’s stand on assisted suicide weakens after annual meeting

By Michael Cook The American Medical Association’s official position on assisted suicide is to oppose it as “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.” Its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs recently recommended that this be

The enormous stakes at issue in the campaign to persuade the AMA to go “neutral” on physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”‘ — George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language” “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report that suicide rates have risen almost 30% since 1999, which

AMA vote causes worry in fight against assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., NRLC Director of Federal Legislation In a disappointing vote Monday at its annual meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to continue to review, not maintain, its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide. After

A careful explanation why the AMA should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Whenever, and it could be very soon, the AMA decides whether to go “neutral” on physician-assisted decision, the verdict will carry enormous weight. Also invariably, when pro-death forces prevail, one very important reason is

Assisted suicide is unnecessary and dangerous

Editor’s note. The following letter to the editor was published on May 31, 2018, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mr. Stark is Communications Associate for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. Contrary to the position advocated by Joe

Judge rejects request for stay of judgment that invalidated California’s assisted suicide law

By Dave Andrusko As we end the week, here is a quick update of the status of California’s improperly passed assisted suicide law. On May 15 Riverside Superior Court Judge, Daniel A. Ottolia invalidated the End of

Forced to Lie About Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith The assisted-suicide movement often lies, prevaricates, spins, word engineers, and obfuscates in its advocacy memes. Lying in debates is one thing. But legally forcing doctors and public officials to participate in these tactics

Brilliant analysis argues AMA should adopt its ethics committee’s recommendation to continue to oppose physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko On May 22, the Psychiatric Times published a very thoughtful article written by Dr. Ronald Pies, Editor in Chief emeritus of the publication. The headline says it all: Will the AMA Heed its own

Assisted suicide lobby admits that California assisted suicide law was struck down

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On May 15, Riverside Superior Court Judge, Daniel Ottolia, invalidated the California assisted suicide law by ruling that the legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when

Media Mostly Uncritical in Covering Assisted Suicide Advocates

By Media Research Center Latino Staff Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission. The latest example of massive media collusion and manipulation to advance the culture of death came in

California AG appeals decision invalidating state’s dangerous assisted suicide law

By Dave Andrusko To absolutely no one’s surprise, California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Monday filed an appeal of Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia’s oral ruling last week holding that lawmakers illegally used a special