By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC)
A new organization has been formed to promote assisted suicide within the medical community and provide training for physicians, and others, who are willing to kill.
According to the NCCMAID [National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying] website, California assisted suicide doctor Lonny Shavelson is the board chair with advisors and board members from across America.
In his article, “The worst doctors can become death doctors,” Wesley J. Smith stated about Shavelson
When assisted suicide was legalized, he started “practicing medicine” again–as a death doctor, willing to help make people dead for $2000.
Moreover, he has a deep ideological commitment to assisted suicide. How deep is it? He once watched a Hemlock Society leader murder a stroke victim who had asked to die but changed his mind. Instead, she holds a plastic bag over his head. From page 92 of Shavelson’s book: A Chosen Death:
The number of assisted suicide physicians on the NCCMAID organization who list palliative care as their specialty is concerning. The assisted suicide lobby is committed to normalizing assisted suicide as part of palliative care. It appears that NCCMAID is working on that goal.
EPC will continue to work with physicians to oppose assisted suicide. We are proud to have played a role in upholding the American Medical Association opposition to assisted suicide.
Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.