By Wesley J. Smith The media often write about assisted suicide as if the only opponents are pro-lifers, religious conservatives, and the Catholic Church. But that is, as the old saying goes, fake news. Some of the most vociferous and effective opponents of legalizing suicide by doctor are members of the disability rights community, organizations …Continue reading "Report: Assisted Suicide’s Threat to People with Disabilities"
By Not Dead Yet The National Council on Disability (NCD) has issued the second in a series of reports on Bioethics and Disability. NCD’s release on the report today [Wednesday] focuses on “a federal examination of the country’s assisted suicide laws and their effect on people with disabilities, finding the laws’ safeguards are ineffective and …Continue reading "Federal study finds assisted suicide laws rife with dangers to people with disabilities"
By Laura Nicole Last week, Italy’s constitutional court ruled that euthanasia is not a crime if it is done for a chronic, non life-threatening condition or for “intolerable” pain, and that anyone who “facilitates the suicidal intention… of a patient kept alive by life-support treatments and suffering from an irreversible pathology” would not be charged …Continue reading "Italy decriminalizes assisted suicide, PM questions whether a ‘right to die’ is a human right"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Italy’s constitutional court opened the door to assisted suicide in its decision in the case concerning Fabiano Antoniani, known as DJ Fabo. Antoniani incurred a spinal cord injury in June 2014, in a serious car accident. His injuries caused him to be blind and live as person …Continue reading "Italian Court opens a wide door to assisted suicide"
By Dave Andrusko Sometimes–actually often times–the very best analyses don’t offer a lot of new information. Rather they bring together in one place many ingredients that only those who follow an issue closely would know. We try to accomplish that at NRL News Today for our growing number of readers. In his brilliant National Review …Continue reading "Physician-assisted suicide’s devastating impact on the profession of medicine"
An Evil and Unnecessary “Choice” By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Six years ago, Sean Tagert of British Columbia was diagnosed with ALS, better known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” An ALS diagnosis is essentially a death sentence. There is no known cure. People with ALS eventually lose control over most of the muscles in their …Continue reading "When Suicide is Legal and the Money Runs Out"
By Michael Cook Internet scammers are using fake endorsements from well-known euthanasia campaigners to bilk gullible people. According to Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society: “At any one time there are at least 40 web sites offering to sell the drug Nembutal without the need for a doctor’s prescription. None are known to be …Continue reading "Internet scammers bilk gullible people seeking to die"
MCCL urges Legislature to reject dangerous measure By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — On Wednesday, a House committee will hold an informational hearing on a bill to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The legislation, which would authorize doctors to prescribe lethal drugs so that patients can intentionally end their lives, is strongly opposed by Minnesota …Continue reading "Assisted suicide bill receives Minnesota House committee hearing"
MCCL urges Legislature to reject dangerous measure By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — Today a House committee will hold an informational hearing on a bill to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The legislation, which would authorize doctors to prescribe lethal drugs so that patients can intentionally end their lives, is strongly opposed by Minnesota Citizens …Continue reading "Assisted suicide bill receives Minnesota House committee hearing"
By Nancy Valko An April, 2019 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Death From Individuals Who Learn They Have an Alzheimer Disease Biomarker” found that approximately 20% of cognitively normal older adults who had elevated beta-amyloid — a biomarker that is thought to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s …Continue reading "Alzheimer’s Disease and Marketing Death"
By Wesley J. Smith Colorado doctor Barbara Morris wants to assist her patient’s suicide. She works at Centura Health, a Catholic/Seventh Day Adventist-owned hospital that prohibits its employees from participating in assisted suicide, legal in Colorado. Morris sued to be allowed to participate in her patient’s suicide by doctor — which would not happen in …Continue reading "Doctor Fired after Suing Catholic Hospital over Assisted Suicide"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The following story may seem like a plot from a bad horror film, but it is simply another assisted suicide propaganda story. The Associated Press (AP) published an article written by Gene Johnson about an assisted suicide party in Seattle. The story is designed to make you …Continue reading "AP story about Seattle assisted suicide party sheer propaganda"