By Anita Cameron Editor’s note. The following article was published by Not Dead Yet on September 25, 2023 and reposted at the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Suicide is devastating. Take it from someone who has lost dear friends to it. It’s an especially difficult death for families to deal with. Loved ones often feel guilt, wondering was there …Continue reading "Anita Cameron: Don’t Be Fooled, Assisted Suicide IS Suicide"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Guardian reported that a man in Queensland, Australia died when he ingested assisted suicide drugs prescribed for his wife. Andrew Messenger reported on September 25 for the Guardian: Queensland’s health minister has suggested the state may need to strengthen voluntary assisting dying (VAD) legislation after a woman’s euthanasia drugs were used …Continue reading "Man dies after taking wife’s assisted suicide drugs"
Editor’s note. This opinion article was published by Newsweek on September 11, 2023 and was reposted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. By Lisa Blumberg This summer, disability rights advocates sued California over its so-called End of Life Options Act. Under the 2016 law, assisted suicide is available to persons deemed terminally ill with less than six months to live. …Continue reading "Assisted suicide laws violate the Americans with Disabilities Act"
By Nancy Flanders During a documentary from The Telegraph, Dr. Konia Trouton told Telegraph staffer Steven Edginton that she had been an abortionist before becoming a practitioner of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) — after she could no longer profit from abortion. The documentary, Canada’s woke nightmare: A warning to the West, touched on many of the issues …Continue reading "This doctor switched professions from abortion to assisted death after the abortion pill took her job"
The Dark Side of Medically Assisted Suicide. By Michelle de Boer, Protect Children’s Lives Medically assisted suicide has become a controversial issue in Canada and other countries, as it raises moral and ethical questions about the right to die. While it may seem like a humane solution for those suffering from unbearable pain and terminal illness, there …Continue reading "A perverse disincentive in health care"
By Right to Life UK The First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, has said his opposition to assisted suicide has hardened after speaking with a disability rights group. Last year, the Liberal Democrat MSP, Liam McArthur, submitted a final proposal for a bill to make assisted suicide legal in Scotland. However, while the proposed bill has received …Continue reading "First Minister and Health Secretary of Scotland states opposition to assisted suicide"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser Assisted suicide lobbying organization Compassion & Choices has filed a lawsuit to have New Jersey’s residency requirement for assisted suicide overturned. In 2019, the NJ Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act went into effect. Though it was temporarily blocked by a judge, an appeals court quickly overturned the injunction, and by 2022, state …Continue reading "After success in two other states, assisted suicide group sues to end New Jersey safeguard"
By Michael Cook At an earlier stage in the debate over assisted dying, a critic wrote that it was incompatible with a physician’s Hippocratic Oath. If the public wanted it, let it be lawyer-assisted dying rather than doctor-assisted dying. Perhaps activists have taken this advice to heart. An article in the BMJ argues that because there is …Continue reading "Why not voluntary lawyer-assisted dying?"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Liz Carr, a noted disability rights campaigner, is to write and present a BBC documentary on the dangers of assisted suicide. Lizz Car, 51, is a broadcaster, comedian and actress who is also a wheelchair user. She has opposed the legalisation of assisted suicide in the …Continue reading "BBC documentary to expose dangers of assisted suicide for the disabled"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Guernsey Deputy, Lester Queripel, told the Health & Social Care Committee [HSC] that the States’ financial problems provide an ideal opportunity to revisit the issue of assisted suicide. The Guernsey Press reported on August 30 Queripel saying: ‘no stone should be left unturned’ as committees battle to …Continue reading "Guernsey official says that assisted suicide will save money"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition James Reinl wrote an excellent article that was published in the Daily Mail on August 15 on the 63% surge in 2022 California assisted suicide deaths. Reinl reports on the data but he also received input from myself and several people with disabilities for his report. Reinl states: Matt …Continue reading "California’s assisted suicide deaths surge. People with disabilities steered to death."
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser The number of deaths from assisted suicide in California increased by 63% in just one year, according to the state’s latest report. In 2015, California passed a law legalizing assisted suicide, with legislators passing the bill during a special session meant to be dedicated to Medicare funding. For that reason, Superior Court Judge Daniel A. …Continue reading "Disability groups fight back as California assisted suicide rates skyrocket"