By Texas Right to Life New Zealand, like many other industrialized nations, legalized assisted suicide. As in other places that have made the killing of some patients legal, many doctors are refusing to participate. Anti-Life politicians may be able to convince themselves that killing ill patients instead of treating them is “compassionate,” but the doctors who …Continue reading "Study: New Zealand medical students more likely to oppose assisted suicide with more education"
By Rosemary Frei This article was published on April 12, 2021 The cadence is increasing of jurisdictions introducing, normalizing and expanding laws allowing doctors to help people commit suicide. Is this purely in the service of relieving unbearable physical or mental suffering? Or do other factors predominate? I used to believe the former, but my recent re-examination …Continue reading "Three things most people don’t know about assisted death."
By Dave Andrusko It was a close call, but the Washington state Senate adjourned this week without taking up HB 1141. Advertised by one highly sympathetic reporter as ”making it easier for terminally ill, competent patients to use Washington state’s Death with Dignity Act,” in fact, HB1141 is riddled with dangerous provisions. Congratulations to the …Continue reading "Diverse coalition defeats proposal to expand so-called “right to die” and to remove all safeguards in Washington state"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. I wrote this post a couple of years back. However with a powerful tide rolling in to “empower” the mentally ill (and therefore unable to give genuine consent) by giving them the “right” to assisted suicide, I believe it is more relevant than ever. Although I do scan relevant articles, …Continue reading "NEJM publishes powerful essay against physician-assisted suicide"
“Law Puts Vulnerable Citizens at Risk“ By Laura Echevarria, Communications Director and Press Secretary WASHINGTON — “New Mexico’s assisted suicide law puts vulnerable citizens at risk,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Depression related to a serious illness often drives requests for assisted suicide, and in other states that have legalized assisted …Continue reading "New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs Assisted Suicide Bill"
By Andrew Lawton Editor’s note. This article was published in the April 2021 edition of The Interim and reposted on the webpage of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Well, this one is personal for me. If Bill C-7 were the law of the land a decade ago, I’d probably be dead. Bill C-7 is product of …Continue reading "“I’d probably be dead” if Canada’s C-7 was law 10 years ago"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Daniel C. Schreck who is a bioethicist and a member of the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency charged with advising the president, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities, wrote a commentary that was published in …Continue reading "Assisted suicide bill “perversely devalues the lives of those with disabilities”"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. According to Prof. Kenneth John Rea, “Created in 1999 out of the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut encompasses the traditional lands of the Inuit, the indigenous peoples of Arctic Canada (known as Eskimo in the United States).” Under the headline, “Change to assisted dying law overlooks Nunavut’s mental …Continue reading "Mental health crisis: Assisted death provided, mental health treatment not provided in Northern Territory in Canada"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I will never forget sitting in my seventh grade class, astonished at what my teacher had just written on the blackboard. She had drawn a line leading from the word “abortion” to the word “euthanasia.” Her point was that taking a life in a mother’s womb …Continue reading "Learning early there is a straight line from abortion to euthanasia and assisted suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia is always in the news these days, alas. Portugal’s Parliament legalized lethal injection euthanasia recently. But the country’s president sent it to the Constitutional Court for review. The Court turned thumbs down. From the AP story: Portugal’s Constitutional Court on Monday blocked a law passed by parliament introducing euthanasia and physician-assisted …Continue reading "Portugal Court Nixes Euthanasia, New Mexico Legislature Passes Assisted Suicide"
Inspired by the adventures of a South Korean spy, he has invented a new device By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This appeared a year ago in NRL News Today and is a perfect illustration of the media’s fascination with the most radical pro-death peddlers and their bizarre inventions to “help” people kill themselves. Over the …Continue reading "The endless ingenuity of the P.T. Barnum of assisted suicide"
By Right to Life UK The number of deaths by assisted suicide in 2020 in the US state of Oregon has increased by 28% over the previous year, according to the latest data. The Oregon Health Authority has published its latest report on assisted suicide in the state and reveals 245 people ended their lives …Continue reading "State of Oregon sees 28% increase in assisted suicides in one year"