A letter from Sweden to Maryland Senators concerning the dangers of assisted suicide.

By Fabian Stahle Dear Senator, I write to you from Sweden regarding HB 399 and SB 311 because these bills are similar to the Oregon law that is proposed here in Sweden. After contact with Oregon Health Authority I found disturbing information that was not available before and is highly relevant for HB 399 and …

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Connecticut disability rights leader opposes assisted suicide bill.

Editor’s note. The following is an abbreviated version of the letter published on March 18 in the Connecticut Mirror written by Lisa Blumberg, an attorney and freelance writer, that appeared on the webpage of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Ms. Blumberg is a member of the bipartisan disability advocacy Second Thoughts Connecticut. Let’s not be confused …

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Critics outline case against assisted suicide in Connecticut

By Dave Andrusko The Connecticut Public Health Committee held what was described as a day-long public hearing today on H.B. 5898, “An Act Concerning Aid In Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, ” which would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Connecticut. The Public Health Committee is one of the joint standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. …

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Is the American Nurses Association Ready to Drop Opposition to Assisted Suicide?

By Nancy Valko In 2013, the American Nurses Association (ANA) stated this: “The American Nurses Association (ANA) prohibits nurses’ participation in assisted suicide and euthanasia because these acts are in direct violation of Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001).” (Emphasis added) But now in 2019, the ANA is proposing a new …

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Update On SB165: Doctor Assisted Suicide

By Nevada Right to Life A hearing was held on SB165, the assisted suicide bill in the Nevada Legislature. Thank you to so many of you for your comments to the members of the Nevada Senate health and human services committee regarding SB165, the assisted suicide bill. Thanks also for registering your opinion at the …

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Minnesota should reject assisted suicide legalization

Senate version of assisted suicide bill introduced today ST. PAUL — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) strongly opposes legislation introduced today in the Minnesota Senate that would legalize assisted suicide in the state. A companion bill was introduced in the House last week. “Proponents of assisted suicide claim that there are safeguards to prevent …

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Alberta: 50% increase in Medical Aid in Dying deaths in 2018

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Gillian Slade for the Medicine Hat News reports that the number of euthanasia deaths, referred to as MAiD [Medical Aid in Dying], increased by 50% in Alberta in 2018. Euthanasia was legalized on June 17, 2016 in Canada. The story, based on data …

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Fear is driving support for assisted suicide

By Dr. Janet D. Conway Editor’s note. The following letter was published by the Baltimore Sun on March 5. As a physician, I have the ultimate respect for life. All my training over the last 30 years has been to promote, support and protect life. I am opposed to the recently renamed End-Of-Life Option Act …

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New assisted suicide bill would pose dangers to Minnesotans

Legislators should work to improve care, not facilitate suicide ST. PAUL — On Thursday lawmakers introduced a bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) strongly opposes the legislation. “Assisted suicide is dangerous and unnecessary,” says MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “This bill would …

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The Dangers of Removing the Safeguards of Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law

An open letter from Dr. Kenneth Stevens, President, Physicians for Compassionate Care Since 1994, the proponents of Oregon’s assisted suicide law have touted the importance of the safeguards and protections of that law. Now, Oregon’s legislators are considering bills (HB 2232, HB 2903, SB 579) to eliminate many of those safeguards (eliminates waiting periods, expands …

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Oregon and Belgium release stats on assisted dying

By Michael Cook Both Oregon, a model for assisted suicide legislation in the U.S. and elsewhere, and Belgium, where both assisted suicide and euthanasia are legal, released death statistics this past week. Oregon. In 2018, 249 people received prescriptions for lethal medications. According to data gathered as of January 22, 168 people died in 2018 …

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Summary Points against Bills to Legalize Assisted Suicide from “Not Dead Yet”

Editor’s note. Not Dead Yet is a disability rights group that leads the opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. This summary appears here. If assisted suicide is legal, some people’s lives will be ended without their consent, through mistakes and abuse. No safeguards have ever been enacted or even proposed that can …

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