Leading scientist with motor neurone disease speaks out against assisted suicide bill

By Right to Life UK World-leading robotics and artificial intelligence scientist Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan, who has motor neurone disease (MND), has spoken out against the assisted suicide bill currently being considered by the House of Lords. Dr Scott-Morgan, who describes himself as a “human-cyborg”, laid out his position on the issue of assisted suicide in …

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Los Angeles Times columnist promotes Suicide for the Sick

By Kandace Landreneau, Louisiana Right to Life College Director 12Editor’s note. This is reposted from a year ago today at National Right to Life News Today. It would be encouraging if we could say that major newspapers had stopped writing pro-suicide columns, as Nicholas Goldberg did on July 15, 2020. Tragically, they keep surfacing. The …

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Netherlands euthanasia 1: the fundamentalists

By Michael Cook  Foreign observers might have the impression that it is always open season for euthanasia in the Netherlands. Not so. While the guidelines are elastic and subject to interpretation, they do exist and people violating them risk prosecution. This story on euthanasia in the Netherlands illustrates this. A pillar of Dutch policy is …

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Ireland sidesteps ‘assisted dying’ debate – for now

By Michael Cook  “Assisted dying” is a live issue in Ireland – unsurprisingly, perhaps, after the electorate repudiated traditional Catholic beliefs on divorce, abortion and same-sex marriage in several referenda. People Before Profit TD [Member of Parliament] Gino Kenny recently proposed a Dying with Dignity Bill. But the Justice Committee of the Oireachtas, Ireland’s parliament, ruled …

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Netherlands man made money selling lethal suicide powder

At least six people died By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. The 28-year-old man taken into custody was identified only as “Alex S.” Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission. A few days ago I reported that a man …

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Assisted suicide advocate questions “limits” set by assisted suicide laws in the United States

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I don’t usually write about pro-euthanasia books but Katie Englehart’s  recently published book titled The Inevitable — Dispatches on the Right to Die (St. Martin’s Press, 2021) merits an exception.  Englehart may be promoting her book by discussing provocative issues, but it represents the mainstream of the euthanasia …

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Assisted Dying expansion aided by legislation and a culture of loneliness and isolation

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Lee Harding, writing for the Epoch Times, interviewed me about the expansion of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) euthanasia in Canada for an article that was published on July 13. Harding reports on the 2020 Health Canada euthanasia report which indicated that there was a 35% increase in …

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Clear Thinking about Love, Suffering, and Human Flourishing

By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation While pro-lifers may be adept at debating the abortion issue, many may feel less confident arguing against another threat to life: assisted suicide. That is why Stephanie Gray Connors’ latest offering is a treasure that all of us should delve into. Start with What: 10 Principles for …

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175 Scottish healthcare professionals sign open letter against assisted suicide bill

By Right to Life UK 175 healthcare professionals have issued an open letter to Scotland’s Health Secretary Humza Yousaf, outlining their concerns over an assisted suicide bill tabled last month by Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur. According to the BBC, a consultation on its contents is expected to take place this autumn. The last time assisted suicide was debated in …

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The disturbing campaign to legalise assisted dying

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Kevin Yuill, the author of the book Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalisation, published  The disturbing campaign to legalise assisted dying on July 4 in the Australian Spectator. Yuill writes about recent campaigns to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United Kingdom and challenges …

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Care Not Killing Alliance comments on Scotland’s assisted suicide bill

Editor’s note. This was posted on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and is reposted with permission. Dr. Gordon Macdonald, the CEO of the Care Not Killing Alliance comments on Scotland’s “assisted dying” bill. This can be viewed here. We at Care Not Killing have a lot of concerns about this.  We have seen, …

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Scottish politician claims assisted suicide bill doesn’t legalize assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Monday I reported that Scotland will once again debate an “assisted dying” bill. I used the term “assisted dying” to reflect the terminology used by the media. To my surprise, the Edinburgh news published an article today by Alex Cole-Hamilton who is a Liberal Democrat Member of the Scottish …

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