Assisted suicide is a cancer that is destroying authentic palliative care. 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Terry O’Neill wrote an excellent article that was published by the BC Catholic on May 12 titled: Assisted suicide is a cancer that is destroying authentic palliative care. Authentic palliative and hospice care does not hasten death.  O’Neill quotes key people including: Palliative-care expert Dr. Neil Hilliard …

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The truly awful cost of Canada’s permissive assisted death program 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Canada’s National Post published an excellent editorial on May 8, 2022 titled: The truly awful cost of Canada’s permissive assisted death program. The editorial begins with their warning in 2015: After Quebec became the first Canadian jurisdiction to allow assisted suicide in 2014, we warned that , …

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Say NO to Physician Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts

Editor’s note. This letter was distributed by the Massachusetts Catholic Conference. The Massachusetts State Legislature is considering passing into law two deeply troubling bills this session which would legalize Physician Assisted Suicide. The bills, House 2381 and Senate 1384, are identical in text and titled “An Act relative to end of life options”. “The Catholic …

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How to soften resistance to “assisting” the suicide of people with an “elevated” risk of Alzheimer’s

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. The main criterion for reposting a story than ran in NRL News Today a year ago is its relevancy. The following meets those specifications in all respects. Unfortunately, the assault on these vulnerable people grows worse seemingly day by day. Excluding children, who are utterly powerless, no vulnerable group is …

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British expat on trial for ‘mercy killing’ in Cyprus

By Michael Cook A British man living in Cyprus could die in jail if he is convicted of the premeditated murder of his terminally ill wife. David Hunter, a 74-year-old former miner, smothered his wife Janice in December last year. She was suffering from leukaemia. He tried to kill himself with pills and alcohol but …

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Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide by Zoom

By Wesley J. Smith Remember when we were told that assisted suicide would only be engaged in as part of an intimate and long-term physician/patient relationship? Of course, the laws never required that. And now, Vermont has legalized assisted suicide by Zoom or Skype. The new law also eliminates the previous requirement that the doctor …

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European Court of Human Rights upholds doctor’s assisted suicide conviction

By Victoria Clarizio On April 12, after reviewing the case of a Danish doctor convicted of assisted suicide in 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decided to uphold that conviction. Assisted suicide is illegal in Denmark, yet Dr. Sved Lings was found to have directly aided in the deaths of three people. During …

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Woman dies by assisted suicide in ‘crossing over ceremony’ at Canada church

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A woman with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, recently died by assisted suicide in Canada. While this in and of itself may not be shocking, what has created headlines is where the death took place: inside the sanctuary of her church. Churchill Park United Church of Winnipeg held what they …

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Danish doctor assisted suicide conviction upheld

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Danish physician who was convicted in 2018 of assisting the suicide of two people and assisting in another’s attempted suicide lost his attempt to overturn his conviction at the European Court of Human Rights. An article by Molly Quell published by the Courthouse News Service on …

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Suicide: Oregon Becomes America’s Switzerland

By Wesley J. Smith  And another “strict guideline to prevent abuse” bites the proverbial dust. Oregon has just eradicated the requirement — always weak, as Brittany Maynard proved by just moving there — that a patient accessing assisted suicide be a resident of the state. From the AP story: Oregon will no longer require people to be …

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Swiss Assisted Suicide Clinic facing lawsuit and questions concerning foreign suicides

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The shocking news that two healthy American sisters died by assisted suicide in Switzerland is opening new questions about assisted suicide and the Pegasos suicide clinic. On March 23 I wrote about the deaths of Lila Ammouri (54) and Susan Frazier (49). They were sisters who traveled from Phoenix, …

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Oregon will stop enforcing a residency requirement in state’s Death with Dignity Act

By Dave Andrusko Oregon’s so-called Death with Dignity Act was enacted in 1997, the first state in the nation to do so. For the next 25 years the state required residency, seemingly a commonsense, bare minimum. But Oregon has now abandoned even that. According to CNN, “After an Oregon physician filed a lawsuit challenging the …

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