Is Assisted Suicide Coming to Michigan?

By Right to Life of Michigan Physician-assisted suicide—or “Death with Dignity” (a euphemism preferred by its proponents)—is a threat in our state yet again. In December of 2023, a package of bills (SB 678-681) was introduced in the Michigan State Senate to legalize the dangerous practice of allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs …

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An Australian human rights commission wants ‘assisted dying’ for children and people with dementia

By Michael Cook Although the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is on track to creating the nation’s most progressive “voluntary assisted dying” (VAD) legislation, its human rights commission is already complaining that it is too restrictive. With a population of only half a million, the ACT has an outsize influence on the national debate, as it …

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Assisted suicide bills must be defeated in at least 10 US states.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Assisted suicide bills have currently been introduced in 10 US states including: Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. We expect several more states to introduce an assisted suicide bill in 2024. Some of the assisted suicide bills are being debated in …

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Court rules ‘voluntary assisted dying’ is suicide

By Michael Cook Such is the stigma surrounding suicide that advocates of “voluntary assisted dying” [VAD] insist vehemently that it is by no means suicide. For instance, Go Gentle Australia, a leading lobby group for VAD, explains in its website’s FAQ that: “People seeking voluntary assisted dying are not suicidal; they don’t want to die but are …

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Australia Human Rights Commission pushes assisted suicide for children

By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide is being legalized all over Australia, and I feel the country is going to go the dark route Canada has after it legalized euthanasia. Case in point: There is a bill before the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to legalize assisted suicide. The Human Rights Commission criticizes the proposal for …

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Italian woman with Multiple Sclerosis dies by assisted suicide 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An Italian woman with Multiple Sclerosis from Trieste died by assisted suicide on November 28. The Ansa.it news reported on December 12 that: 55-year-old Trieste woman committed assisted suicide by injecting herself with a lethal drug on November 28 becoming the first Italian to kill herself with the direct …

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Advocates of ‘voluntary assisted dying’ vehemently insist it is not suicide

By Michael Cook Such is the stigma surrounding suicide that advocates of “voluntary assisted dying” [VAD] insist vehemently that it is by no means suicide. For instance, Go Gentle Australia, a leading lobby group for VAD, explains in its website’s FAQ that: “People seeking voluntary assisted dying are not suicidal; they don’t want to die but …

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Patients must worry that physicians are no longer necessarily committed to “first do no harm” 

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.  Read the whole story.

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Australian Federal Court rules that assisted suicide is suicide under the criminal code

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Natassia Chrysanthos reported for the Sydney Morning Herald on November 30, 2023 that Federal Court Justice Wendy Abraham ruled that: voluntary assisted dying was considered suicide under the code, which means doctors could be charged under laws that prohibit using a carriage service – such as telehealth, email or …

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Last Australian state finally launches ‘assisted dying’

By Michael Cook As of November 28, eligible people in New South Wales can request “voluntary assisted dying”. NSW was the last Australian state to legalize assisted suicide in May 2022. There was an 18-month implementation period. Two territories (which have a different status in the federation), the Australian Capital Territory, where Canberra is located, and …

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The devastating impact of Physician-assisted suicide on the medical profession

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 …

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Another jurisdiction in Australia set to legalize ‘assisted dying’

By Michael Cook The Australian Capital Territory [ACT], where the nation’s capital Canberra is located, is a self-governing jurisdiction with about 460,000 people. It is considering “voluntary assisted dying” legislation which could be amongst the most liberal of its kind in the world. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr described the move as a “historic day” after …

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