Death doctors use Coronavirus crisis to permit “aid-in-dying” via telemedicine

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The assisted suicide lobby is actively promoting the approval of assisted suicide and euthanasia via telemedicine. The death lobby is using the coronavirus to achieve two main goals: allowing the approval of lethal prescriptions via telemedicine (also known as telehealth) and the expansion of assisted suicide to …

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Washington State assisted suicide group: death may take hours

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Washington State assisted suicide lobby group is informing its “clients” that death by assisted suicide may take many hours.  In their document, Death with Dignity – Preparing for the last day, End of Life Washington states: Every individual is different and time to death after taking the …

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Assisted suicide for mental illness: Why safeguards won’t work.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Impact Ethics published the most recent article by the renowned psychiatrist, Dr. John Maher, who argues that euthanasia for mental illness should not be permitted and safeguards will not work. Last month Dr. Maher was published by CBC News, explaining “Why legalizing (MAiD) for mental illness is misguided: Suicide …

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The endless ingenuity of the P.T. Barnum of assisted suicide

Inspired by the adventures of a South Korean spy, he has invented a new device By Michael Cook Over the past couple of years, the world’s media has been agog at Sarco (short for sarcophagus), the elegant suicide pod developed by Dr. Philip Nitschke. Just close the lid, turn on the nitrogen, and you will die. The …

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Academics Claim Legalising Assisted Suicide Would Save NHS Money And Provide Organs

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children In a ‘chilling’ new report, academics have argued how killing patients through assisted suicide in the United Kingdom would save the NHS [National Health Service] money and provide organs for transplantation. Dr Gordon Macdonald, Chief Executive of Care not Killing said that this report “exposes the …

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Care Not Killing: The Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The following is from the Care Not Killing Alliance UK. The Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) announced that they will not change their position on assisted dying after receiving the results of a member survey indicating that 47% of the members opposed assisted suicide, 40% support assisted suicide, 11% support neutrality, and 2% did …

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Oregon assisted suicide deaths increase again in 2019

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2019 Oregon assisted suicide report indicates that the number of assisted suicide deaths is up in 2019 over 2018.  As with prior years, the report implies that the deaths were voluntary (self-administered), but the information in the report does not address that subject. According to the 2019 Oregon assisted …

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Alert from a growing number of Canadian physicians : “We are being bullied to participate in Medical Assistance in Dying”

Montréal, March 9, 2020 – The Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia has received reports that unwilling physicians are being pressured and bullied to participate in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): euphemism for euthanasia and assisted suicide. Fearing reprisals, physicians have asked that no information that could identify them be disclosed. The pressure has been intense for …

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Oregon’s suicide crisis continues to worsen

By Wesley J. Smith Oregon, a state that has considerably liberalized its assisted-suicide laws, has an ongoing youth and general suicide crisis on its hands.  From an Oregon Health Authority press release: In February the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing that suicide was the leading cause of death among Oregon youth ages …

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Massachusetts assisted suicide bill permits euthanasia

Editor’s note. This is the article, written by Ronald W. Pies, MD, and Alex Schadenberg that the Boston Globe refused to print. Instead it was published by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. As advocates for people at the most vulnerable time of their life, we are deeply troubled by two so-called “aid in dying” bills, now …

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Survey of British doctors fails to change policy on assisted dying

By Michael Cook  The cause of assisted dying in Britain hit a speed bump late last month. After surveying its members, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) declared that it will continue to oppose a change in the law. Only about 13% of the RCGP’s 50,000 members responded. Of these, 47% said that the …

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More than 100 Massachusetts doctors urge lawmakers to reject assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The State House News Service reported over the weekend that more than 100 Massachusetts doctors and healthcare professionals signed a letter urging lawmakers to reject assisted suicide. The open letter organized by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide, read “As physicians and healthcare professionals, we embrace a culture …

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