By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Italian assisted suicide lobby, the Luca Coscioni Association, announced on August 16 that it had collected at least 500,000 signatures, enough to establish an assisted suicide referendum. Since then, they announced that they have another 250,000 online signatures in support of the referendum. The case that …Continue reading "Italian referendum focuses on legalizing assisted suicide for people with disabilities"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. Sonu Gaind, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association, leads his hospital MAID [Medical Assistance in Dying] team. He sat on the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel …Continue reading "Canada’s new assisted dying law threatens vulnerable citizens, prominent physician writes"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Previously, I published an article titled: Is assisted suicide a suicide? based on the ongoing debate in the Psychiatric Times between psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Komrad and long-time euthanasia and assisted suicide activist Margaret Battin, Ph.D. Dr. Michael von Poelnitz responded to one of Dr. Komrad’s articles with …Continue reading "To provide or facilitate suicide is a betrayal of a fundamental ethos of psychiatry"
By Massachusetts Citizens for Life The latest tactic of assisted suicide advocates is to gather like-minded individuals into groups to put collective pressure on Massachusetts legislators to support assisted suicide. It’s an effective strategy. Now, MCFL proposes using the same strategy to defeat the current assisted suicide bill, H. 2381, by organizing groups of medical …Continue reading "Calling All Nurses, Calling All Pro-Life Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Pharmacists"
By Dave Andrusko In his brilliant National Review Online columns, which we repost regularly, Wesley J. Smith helps the reader appreciate that, like a cancer, the growth of support for so-called physician-assisted must be fought 24/7. Led by the likes of Compassion and Choices (the new name for the Hemlock Society), they are relentless. Opponents must be …Continue reading "The devastating impact of Physician-assisted suicide on the medical profession would be difficult to exaggerate"
By Right to Life UK The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dying Well recently held a parliamentary event in which leading disability rights campaigners spoke powerfully against Baroness Meacher’s assisted suicide bill. The cross-party parliamentary group was formed earlier this year in order to unite against renewed calls to make assisted suicide legal in the UK. The event …Continue reading "Academic and disability rights activist Dr. Miro Griffiths speaks out against assisted suicide"
By Michael Cook Another poll in the United Kingdom and another dispute about how to interpret it. According to a press release from YouGov, “there is overwhelming public support for doctor-assisted suicide for patients suffering from a terminal illness, but … MPs are heavily divided on this issue.” YouGov found that “73% of Britons support …Continue reading "The puzzling trajectory of support for assisted suicide in the UK"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A week ago I reported that a man (known only as Alex S.) was arrested for assisting multiple suicides in Eindhoven Netherlands. I wrote that the NL Times had reported that the 28-year-old man sold suicide powder to at least 6 people who died. I also published an article about Randy …Continue reading "Dutch suicide group is dangerous and the Dutch media is irresponsible"
Language is a weapon for campaigners for the right to die in the UK By Trevor Stammers Editor’s note. This appeared at Mercatornet. A version of this article first appeared on the Christian Medical Fellowship blog. Those promoting the agenda that, in plain speaking, wants the United Kingdom to legalise doctors to be able to provide …Continue reading "The Orwellian manipulation of the words ‘assisted dying’"
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 …Continue reading "Leading scientist with motor neurone disease speaks out against assisted suicide bill"
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 …Continue reading "Los Angeles Times columnist promotes Suicide for the Sick"
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 …Continue reading "Netherlands euthanasia 1: the fundamentalists"