Italy decriminalizes assisted suicide, PM questions whether a ‘right to die’ is a human right

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 …

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Italian Court opens a wide door to assisted suicide

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 …

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Physician-assisted suicide’s devastating impact on the profession of medicine

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 …

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When Suicide is Legal and the Money Runs Out

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 …

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Internet scammers bilk gullible people seeking to die

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 …

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Assisted suicide bill receives Minnesota House committee hearing

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 …

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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 …

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Marketing Death

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 …

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Doctor Fired after Suing Catholic Hospital over Assisted Suicide

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 …

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AP story about Seattle assisted suicide party sheer propaganda

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 …

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Australia’s Dr. Death is watching his clients die by suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In September 2014, a former Minnesota nurse, William Melchert-Dinkel, was convicted of assisted suicide in the death of Mark Drybrough from England and attempting to assist the suicide of Canadian teenager Nadia Kajouji. Melchert-Dinkel was a suicide voyeur who preyed upon suicidal members of a chat-room and …

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Suicide is never “elegant” or “stylish.” It is always a tragic loss.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Nick Goiran, a Liberal MLC from Western Australia [WA], responded to an article published by The Sunday Times on August 4 that accused Goiran of being cruelly indifferent to Western Australians taking their own life. in The Sunday Times on August 11, Goiran clarified what he …

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