Assisted suicide bill receives Minnesota House committee hearing

MCCL urges Legislature to reject dangerous measure By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — On Wednesday, a House committee will hold an informational hearing on a bill to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The legislation, which would authorize doctors to prescribe lethal drugs so that patients can intentionally end their lives, is strongly opposed by Minnesota …

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Assisted suicide bill receives Minnesota House committee hearing

MCCL urges Legislature to reject dangerous measure By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — Today a House committee will hold an informational hearing on a bill to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The legislation, which would authorize doctors to prescribe lethal drugs so that patients can intentionally end their lives, is strongly opposed by Minnesota Citizens …

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Marketing Death

By Nancy Valko An April, 2019 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Death From Individuals Who Learn They Have an Alzheimer Disease Biomarker” found that approximately 20% of cognitively normal older adults who had elevated beta-amyloid — a biomarker that is thought to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s …

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Doctor Fired after Suing Catholic Hospital over Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Colorado doctor Barbara Morris wants to assist her patient’s suicide. She works at Centura Health, a Catholic/Seventh Day Adventist-owned hospital that prohibits its employees from participating in assisted suicide, legal in Colorado. Morris sued to be allowed to participate in her patient’s suicide by doctor — which would not happen in …

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AP story about Seattle assisted suicide party sheer propaganda

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The following story may seem like a plot from a bad horror film, but it is simply another assisted suicide propaganda story. The Associated Press (AP) published an article written by Gene Johnson about an assisted suicide party in Seattle. The story is designed to make you …

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Australia’s Dr. Death is watching his clients die by suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In September 2014, a former Minnesota nurse, William Melchert-Dinkel, was convicted of assisted suicide in the death of Mark Drybrough from England and attempting to assist the suicide of Canadian teenager Nadia Kajouji. Melchert-Dinkel was a suicide voyeur who preyed upon suicidal members of a chat-room and …

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Suicide is never “elegant” or “stylish.” It is always a tragic loss.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Nick Goiran, a Liberal MLC from Western Australia [WA], responded to an article published by The Sunday Times on August 4 that accused Goiran of being cruelly indifferent to Western Australians taking their own life. in The Sunday Times on August 11, Goiran clarified what he …

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Australian euthanasia promoter, Philip Nitschke, challenged by woman whose father died after receiving suicide advice.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition As reported by Gary Adshead with News9.com.au, a woman, whose father died by suicide after being assisted Dr. Philip Nitschke, challenged Nitschke at a pro-euthanasia Exit meeting. Adshead reported that a woman named Candice confronted Nitschke, during the pro-euthanasia meeting stating: “There are young people who …

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Marketing Death

By Nancy Valko An April, 2019 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Death From Individuals Who Learn They Have an Alzheimer Disease Biomarker” found that approximately 20% of cognitively normal older adults who had elevated beta-amyloid — a biomarker that is thought to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s …

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Washington State: Nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2018 Washington State assisted suicide report indicates that there was nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018 than 2017. The data in the report reports that there were: 203 reported assisted suicide deaths, up from 164 in 2017, 267 lethal prescriptions dispensed, up from …

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Oregon removes 15 day waiting period for assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Oregon Governor Kate Brown agreed to expand the assisted suicide law by signing SB 0579 into law. This bill, essentially, eliminates the 15 day waiting period to die by assisted suicide, a safeguard that was designed to assure that the person has an opportunity to change their …

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