By Wesley J. Smith The media love to boost assisted suicide. They laud people who commit it — witness their swoon over the late Brittany Maynard — and the doctors who are willing to lethally prescribe or give lethal injections. Now, The Atlantic goes there bigly, describing the experiences of two California doctors who assist suicides. But I want to …Continue reading "The Atlantic Boosts Assisted-Suicide Doctors, Pushes Euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition When the Toronto Star, which is usually a Liberal newspaper and is supportive of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), says in its editorial that the Trudeau government’s changes to the euthanasia law are flawed, then you know that the message is getting out. The February 26 Toronto …Continue reading "Toronto Star Editorial: Trudeau government should rethink its flawed changes to assisted dying"
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) strongly opposes legislation just introduced that would legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The bill would authorize doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for certain patients to intentionally end their own lives. “Assisted suicide is a danger to all of us,” says MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “This …Continue reading "Dangerous assisted suicide bill introduced in Minnesota Senate"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser Colin Clark, a 57-year-old who lives in Hawaii, has always been athletic. But after receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, he considered assisted suicide, scared he would be a burden on his family. Instead, though, he chose to live — and now he’s made an incredible recovery. In November of 2019, Clark …Continue reading "He refused assisted suicide after brain cancer. Now he’s running triathlons."
A proposed law threatens to be a ‘stunning reversal’ of the medical profession’s duty to respect the standard of care. By Trudo Lemmens, Mary Shariff and Leonie Herx As [the Canadian] Parliament discusses Bill C-7’s expansion of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Act, one issue has been conspicuously absent from public debate, even though it …Continue reading "Changes to Canada’s assisted dying laws could undermine basic standard of care"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Saturday was the second time that I presented (by zoom) before a New Mexico legislative committee hearing concerning HB 47, the bill to legalize assisted suicide. My concern with the legislative committee hearing was not the one minute given to every witness. Not much can be said …Continue reading "Frustrated with the lies told during the New Mexico assisted suicide HB 47 legislative hearings"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Assisted suicide will be a hotly debated issue in 2021, even though many State legislatures had COVID-19 restrictions that make communication with elected representatives difficult. States that are currently debating the legalization of assisted suicide include: Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Nevada, New Mexico, …Continue reading "What the assisted suicide lobby doesn’t want you to know, and why"
By Wesley J. Smith When activists successfully legalized assisted suicide in California, they persuaded the California Medical Association to shift from opposition to neutrality with the promise that no doctor would be forced to participate. But here’s the thing with assisted suicide: Such promises are made to be broken. Now that assisted suicide is well-ensconced in …Continue reading "California Bill to Force M.D. Participation in Assisted Suicide"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The assisted suicide lobby intends to legalize assisted suicide throughout the US. North Dakota is not a state that has debated assisted suicide in the past but seven legislators have sponsored HB 1415, a bill to legalize assisted suicide in North Dakota. HB 1415 is similar to …Continue reading "North Dakota debates assisted suicide bill HB 1415"
By Kenneth R. Stevens, Jr., MD, When the citizens of Washington state voted in 2008 in favor of Initiative 1000, Washington’s Death with Dignity Act, they did it with the understanding that there were “safeguards” in the new law. HB 1141 seeks to remove some of those safeguards. 1) It removes the safeguard that only …Continue reading "Doctors say No to Washington state assisted suicide expansion bill HB 1141."
By Wesley J. Smith Always remember that the first iteration of assisted-suicide legalization is not the last iteration. Over time — and once people get used to doctors prescribing for suicide or giving lethal jabs — the laws are loosened to make more people eligible to die, or to expand the cadre of medical professionals entitled …Continue reading "Now Hawaii Wants Non–Physician-Assisted Suicide"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Hawaii assisted suicide law came into effect on January 1, 2019. Only two years after legalizing assisted suicide, the Hawaii legislature is now debating the expansion of assisted suicide with Bill SB 323. SB 323 proposes to expand assisted suicide by: Reducing the reflection period to 15 …Continue reading "Hawaii debates bill to expand assisted suicide law passed just two years ago"