We should treat all lives as equal. With assisted suicide we don’t.

We face the danger of viewing the elderly and disabled as unworthy of life  By Calum MacKellar  At the beginning of this year, I was invited to take part in an online debate on the topic of assisted suicide organised by a Scottish university in front of a large number of students. During the discussion, …

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Canada’s New Law Will Provide, Not Prevent, Suicide for Some Psychiatric Patients

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The renowned psychiatrist and ethicist, Dr, Mark Komrad’s latest article was published by the Psychiatric Times on June 1 titled, “Oh, Canada! Your New Law Will Provide, Not Prevent, Suicide for Some Psychiatric Patients.”  Komrad, who is well known for his opposition to psychiatric euthanasia, analyses how euthanasia …

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“Silent Witness” star Liz Carr speaks out against assisted suicide

By Right to Life UK The actress and disability rights campaigner, Liz Carr, has spoken out against introducing assisted suicide to the UK. Carr starred in BBC crime thriller series Silent Witness from 2013 to 2020. In 2019, she starred in The OA. In 2020 she appeared in the miniseries Devs. In March 2021, it …

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The Government should be helping people to live – not die through assisted suicide

Editor’s note. This op-ed was published by the UK Telegraph news  on May 26, 2021,  republished by Not Dead Yet, and reposted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Today [May 30] a Bill to legalise assisted suicide is being presented in Parliament. Such a change has been considered many times in the past but has always been …

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Queensland Australia: Is voluntary assisted dying really going to remain voluntary or safe?

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Drs. John Buchanan, Odette Spruijt, and Haydn Walters wrote an excellent article published in the Spectator Australia on June 2. It addresses the Queensland Australia euthanasia bill, asking the question: Is voluntary assisted dying really going to remain voluntary or safe? The authors begin their article by stating  …

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Queensland Australia assisted suicide bill is disturbing

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Liz Storer a contributor with Australia’s Sky News did an excellent report on Queensland’s assisted suicide bill. Storer calls assisted suicide a seismic shift in societal values. She also correctly states that the Queensland assisted suicide bill is the most liberal in Australia. My recent article agrees …

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Reasons to oppose assisted suicide by telehealth

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On May 19, the Hospice News reported that a bill will be introduced in the US Senate to extend the use of telehealth that was initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year I reported that the assisted suicide lobby was using the Covid-19 crisis to implement assisted suicide by telehealth.  …

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24,000 estimated assisted deaths in Canada since legalization

Ontario euthanasia deaths increase, in spite of COVID lock-down.  By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The April 2021euthanasia and assisted suicide (MAiD) data for Ontario indicates that even though the Province has been under a strict COVID-19 “lock-down,” in the month of April, Ontario experienced the highest number of euthanasia deaths –241– since …

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Australian moves on ‘assisted dying’

By Michael Cook  South Australia. SA’s Upper House voted for the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide this past week. The bill will be debated in the Lower House in the coming weeks. If it succeeds, South Australia will become the fourth Australian state where “voluntary assisted dying” will be legal, after Victoria, Western Australia …

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German doctors drop opposition to assisted suicide after high court ruling

By Michael Cook  German doctors have dropped their opposition to assisted suicide, in a controversial move which could pave the way for complete legalisation of euthanasia. The German Doctors’ Congress (Bundesärztekammer) this week voted to make professional regulations for doctors on assisted suicide consistent with a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court in February last …

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Maine report: 30 people died by assisted suicide in 2020.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Maine assisted suicide law came into effect in September 2019.  According to the 2020 Maine assisted suicide report, the first full year of the Maine regime:  50 people were approved for death by lethal drugs,  30 people died by assisted suicide,  15 of the 50 people …

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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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