Having stirred controversy, Canadian fashion giant Simons pulls ad without explanation

By Dave Andrusko After Canadian fashion giant La Maison Simons generated a wave of controversy for an ad that glorified assisted suicide, it has, without comment, removed “All is Beauty” from YouTube and its website.  Mary Harrington, writing at Unheard icily observed The video, titled ‘All Is Beauty’, features ‘Jennyfer’, a terminally ill woman who …

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Canadian committee hears shocking testimony from retired Paralympian that veterans department offered her assisted death

By Dave Andrusko When CBC reporter Murray Brewster wrote that “a paraplegic former member of the Canadian military shocked MPs on Thursday,” he was not exaggerating. Retired corporal Christine Gauthier testified“that the Department of Veterans Affairs offered her, in writing, the opportunity for a medically assisted death — and even offered to provide the equipment.” As it …

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‘Dystopian’ ad for fashion retailer sells assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko You don’t have to be a cynic to wonder if “The Most Beautiful Exit” is about assisted suicide. Set against waves rolling in on a beach, good times with friends, cellos playing, and the line “last breaths are sacred,” indeed this is about portraying suicide  as the “The Most Beautiful Exit.” Whose …

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Legalizing Assisted Suicide Increases Suicide 

By Wesley J. Smith Another study — actually, a study of other studies — has concluded that legalizing euthanasia and/or assisted suicide leads to more suicide. From “Does Legalising Assisted Suicide Make Things Better Or Worse?” published by the Anscombe Bioethics Center: Whether legalising EAS [Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide] encourages suicide or helps prevent suicide …

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Assisted suicide activist promotes Oregon for suicide tourism

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have written on several occasions that the State of Oregon, on March 28, 2022, agreed to remove its residency requirement for assisted suicide enabling anyone to die by assisted suicide in Oregon. In his recent presentation in Ohio, where assisted suicide is prohibited, Thaddeus Pope, a …

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25th anniversary of Oregon’s ‘Death With Dignity Act’

By Michael Cook  Oregon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the state’s Death with Dignity Act (DWDA). Governor Kate Brown officially declared October 27 “End-of-Life Options Day” in Oregon. According to official data, since the law was passed in 1997, 3,280 people have received prescriptions for lethal drugs under the DWDA and 2,159 people (66%) …

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Assisted suicide activist promotes Oregon for suicide tourism

 By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have written on several occasions that the State of Oregon, on March 28, 2022, agreed to remove its residency requirement for assisted suicide enabling anyone to die by assisted suicide in Oregon. In his recent presentation in Ohio, where assisted suicide is prohibited, Thaddeus Pope, a …

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“Legalisation of Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide is a Threat to Suicide Prevention”: New Anscombe Briefing Paper

By The Anscombe Bioethics Centre Editor’s note. “The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is the UK’s oldest national research centre in bioethics (est. 1977), engaging in scholarship, public debate, and education.” Our latest paper in our euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) series is ‘Suicide Prevention: Does Legalising Assisted Suicide Make Things Better Or Worse?’ by our Director, …

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Philip Nitschke campaigning for gas chamber ‘death pod’ scheme for Scotland

By Right to Life UK The creator of ‘suicide capsules’, which gas the user to death, is lobbying members of the Scottish parliament to make use of his machine should Scotland make assisted suicide legal. The capsules, dubbed ‘DIY death pods’, are called ‘Sarco’ pods. They were created by former physician, Dr Philip Nitschke, and …

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The devastating impact of Physician-assisted suicide on the medical profession would be difficult to exaggerate

By Dave Andrusko In his brilliant National Review Online columns, which we repost regularly,  Wesley J. Smith helps the reader appreciate that, like a cancer, the growth of support for so-called physician-assisted must be fought 24/7. Led by the likes of Compassion and Choices (the Hemlock Society rebranded), they are relentless. Opponents must be no less so. …

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An Australian suicide puts Dr Philip Nitschke back on the media stage

 By Michael Cook  Dr. Philip Nitschke, the veteran Australian activist for the right to suicide, is back in the news again. A feature in The Australian revealed that 72-year-old Annah Faulkner, a prize-winning Australian novelist, killed herself after seeking advice from Dr. Nitschke’s organisation, Exit International. She also left, according to her brother, a “not …

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