European Court of Human Rights upholds doctor’s assisted suicide conviction

By Victoria Clarizio On April 12, after reviewing the case of a Danish doctor convicted of assisted suicide in 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decided to uphold that conviction. Assisted suicide is illegal in Denmark, yet Dr. Sved Lings was found to have directly aided in the deaths of three people. During …

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Woman dies by assisted suicide in ‘crossing over ceremony’ at Canada church

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A woman with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, recently died by assisted suicide in Canada. While this in and of itself may not be shocking, what has created headlines is where the death took place: inside the sanctuary of her church. Churchill Park United Church of Winnipeg held what they …

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Danish doctor assisted suicide conviction upheld

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Danish physician who was convicted in 2018 of assisting the suicide of two people and assisting in another’s attempted suicide lost his attempt to overturn his conviction at the European Court of Human Rights. An article by Molly Quell published by the Courthouse News Service on …

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Suicide: Oregon Becomes America’s Switzerland

By Wesley J. Smith  And another “strict guideline to prevent abuse” bites the proverbial dust. Oregon has just eradicated the requirement — always weak, as Brittany Maynard proved by just moving there — that a patient accessing assisted suicide be a resident of the state. From the AP story: Oregon will no longer require people to be …

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Swiss Assisted Suicide Clinic facing lawsuit and questions concerning foreign suicides

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The shocking news that two healthy American sisters died by assisted suicide in Switzerland is opening new questions about assisted suicide and the Pegasos suicide clinic. On March 23 I wrote about the deaths of Lila Ammouri (54) and Susan Frazier (49). They were sisters who traveled from Phoenix, …

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Oregon will stop enforcing a residency requirement in state’s Death with Dignity Act

By Dave Andrusko Oregon’s so-called Death with Dignity Act was enacted in 1997, the first state in the nation to do so. For the next 25 years the state required residency, seemingly a commonsense, bare minimum. But Oregon has now abandoned even that. According to CNN, “After an Oregon physician filed a lawsuit challenging the …

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The Liberal Humanist case against assisted suicide 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has been fortunate to have had Kevin Yuill present at several of our conferences. He recently spoke at an event in Italy. His most recent article: The Liberal Humanist case against assisted suicide was published by Spiked on March 25. Yuill is a professor …

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Assisted suicide doctor compares childbirth to killing patients, calling them ‘similar moments’

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A maternity doctor who transitioned into committing assisted suicide in British Columbia has said helping a woman give birth to a baby and helping a patient die are similar moments for her. Stefanie Green gave an interview to the Times Colonist about her career and claimed that working as an OB/GYN prepared …

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‘Happy and healthy’ American sisters die in Swiss suicide clinic 

By Michael Cook Two middle-aged American sisters died in a Swiss suicide clinic in Basel, on February 11. Lila Ammouri, a 54-year-old palliative care doctor, and Susan Frazier, a 49-year-old nurse were residents of Phoenix, Arizona. Their friends and their only sibling, a brother, were shocked at the news, as the sisters appeared to have …

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National Right to Life on Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law and Residency Requirements

WASHINGTON- The National Right to Life Committee denounced Oregon’s settlement in a lawsuit seeking to remove the enforcement of the residency requirements from the state’s assisted suicide law. “This change allows for anyone traveling to Oregon to seek assisted suicide and may open the door for telehealth prescriptions of lethal drugs to residents in other …

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Oregon’s ‘death with dignity’ stats need to be examined 

By Michael Cook Oregon was the first American state to pass a right-to-die, back in 1996. Since then, its legislation has become a template for assisted suicide legislation in the US, Australia and elsewhere. One significant difference, however, is that Oregon publishes an annual report with a number of statistics about the background of people …

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Oregon opens to door to assisted nationwide by eliminating its residency requirement 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Associated Press reported that Oregon has expanded its state assisted suicide law to permit all Americans to die by assisted suicide by Oregon eliminating its state assisted suicide residency requirement. In October 2021, Compassion and Choices, an assisted suicide lobby group, and Dr. Nicholas Gideones, an …

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