He said it was a “mercy killing.” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Michel Cadotte, the Québec man who killed his wife, Jocelyne Lizette (60) by suffocation on February 20, 2017, was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury. Cadotte, claimed that his wife wouldn’t have wanted to live this way. Cadotte …Continue reading "Quebec man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife."
By Nancy Valko I discovered that former San Francisco Chronicle reporter Katy Butler is now publishing yet another book on dying well (her first book “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” was a best seller) when I read her lead essay in the February 8, 2019 Wall Street Journal article titled “Preparing for a Good End of …Continue reading "“Dying Well” or scare tactics?"
An open letter from Dr. Kenneth Stevens, President, Physicians for Compassionate Care Since 1994, the proponents of Oregon’s assisted suicide law have touted the importance of the safeguards and protections of that law. Now, Oregon’s legislators are considering bills (HB 2232, HB 2903, SB 579) to eliminate many of those safeguards (eliminates waiting periods, expands …Continue reading "The Dangers of Removing the Safeguards of Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law"
The study warns there’s “a risk that vulnerable citizens may be killed by suboptimal, or even cruel, means.” This tears some huge holes in the arguments for assisted suicide By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children International researchers have warned that any discussion of legalising assisted suicide must include reference to the proposed …Continue reading "Researchers warn assisted suicide methods are “inhumane” with some patients taking a week to die"
Allegations that the Royal College of Physicians has been hijacked By Michael Cook A controversial poll by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), in the UK, is expected to result in a change in its position on “assisted dying”. Polling ends on March 1 and the result will be announced later in the month. If …Continue reading "Controversy dogs ‘assisted dying’ poll of UK doctors"
Physician Assisted Suicide returns On February 14, Senator David Parks of Las Vegas once again introduced a Physician Assisted Suicide bill in the Nevada Legislature. SB165 is a variation on previous bills, click here to read the bill text. Nevada Right to Life’s Don Nelson gives his initial analysis: *SB165 violates the Hippocratic Oath, “I …Continue reading "First Anti-life bill introduced in Nevada Legislature"
A leading medical association in the UK is polling its members about a change in policy By Margaret Somerville Supporters of assisted suicide and euthanasia in the United Kingdom are a tenacious lot. Although they have been unable to persuade Parliament to legalise “aid in dying” (i.e., physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia), they have allies in …Continue reading "Can doctors be ‘neutral’ about assisted suicide and euthanasia?"
By Wesley J. Smith Switzerland’s suicide clinics continue to thrive. Exit, the largest of these, reported 1204 assisted suicides in 2018. That’s a 23 percent increase from 2017. Dignitas, another major assisted suicide clinic — to which people from around the world attend to be made dead in what is known as “suicide tourism” — …Continue reading "Swiss Suicide Clinics Ramp Up the Deaths"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Charles Moore wrote an excellent article published in[the British publication] the Telegraph on February 9. Moore begins by responding to the story of Geoffrey Whaley (80) who died by assisted suicide at a suicide clinic in Switzerland. Whaley had a letter sent to the media and …Continue reading "Assisted dying is an ethical minefield and not just a matter of personal choice"
Disabled people look to doctors to help us live, not to help us die. By Baroness Jane Campbell, a founding member of the disability rights group, Not Dead Yet UK. Many terminally ill and disabled people oppose assisted suicide. Not a single organisation of, or for, disabled people, or one representing people with long term …Continue reading "Disabled people like me fear legal assisted suicide suggests that some lives are less worth living"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Massachusetts High Court has upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter for assisting the suicide of Conrad Roy, who was 18 at the time of his death. Carter, who was 17 at the time of Roy’s death, was sentenced to 15 months in prison. …Continue reading "Massachusetts high court upholds involuntary manslaughter conviction of woman who assisted the suicide of boyfriend"
By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Officially, the Netherlands is a safer country to live in than the United States. Its gun homicide rate is about 4 percent that of the United States, and its official murder rate is less than one-fourth that of the United States. The key word in that statement is “official.” …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide Turned Homicide?"