Australian euthanasia promoter, Philip Nitschke, challenged by woman whose father died after receiving suicide advice

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Even one year later, this story from August 14, 2019 is an inspiration. Too often “right to die” proponents go unchallenged. As reported by Gary Adshead with News9.com.au, a woman, whose father died by suicide after being assisted Dr. Philip Nitschke, challenged Nitschke at a pro-euthanasia …

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Rapper Azealia Banks expresses desire for ‘voluntary euthanasia’: ‘My soul is tired, I’m ready to go’

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  Azealia Banks, a singer, songwriter, and rapper, sent a series of disturbing messages on Instagram over the weekend, indicating a desire for voluntary euthanasia, even though she is not physically ill in any way. Banks, who is 29, originally gained attention when she posted music on MySpace in 2008, eventually gaining a …

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

By Dave Andrusko Often times the very best analyses don’t necessarily 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 Online columns Wesley …

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New Jersey reports 12 assisted suicide deaths in first 5 months after legalization

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The New Jersey assisted suicide act—“Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act”–was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on April 12, 2019. It went into effect on August 1, 2019. An injunction was granted on August 14, but the injunction was rescinded on August 27. What …

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Assisted Suicide for the Healthy

Just How Slippery Is This Slope? By John Stonestreet with Roberto Rivera [Breakpoint.org]. Physician-assisted suicide is sold to the public as a “compassionate” measure, necessary to spare those with no reasonable chance of recovery the unbearable pain and suffering of the last days of their lives. In every context in which it has been made …

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Hawaii 2019 assisted suicide report urges removal of safeguards

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Hawaii assisted suicide law (“Our care, our choice act”) went into effect on January 1, 2019.  The 2019 Hawaii assisted suicide report, issued on July 1, indicates that in the first year of legalized assisted suicide:  30 people were prescribed lethal drugs,  15 people died by …

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Los Angeles Times columnist promotes Suicide for the Sick

By Kandace Landreneau, Louisiana Right to Life College Director The Los Angeles Times recently published an opinion column arguing that physician assisted suicide should be legalized throughout the country and expanded to allow for patients with degenerative diseases, chronic pain and Alzheimer’s to utilize the deadly prescription. In my view, this article conjures more emotion …

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Italian assisted suicide court decisions focus on people with disabilities

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An Italian court has acquitted assisted suicide activists Marco Cappato and Mina Welby in the assisted suicide death of Davide Trentini in the April 2017 which took place in the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic death in Switzerland. Cappato and Welby, who are leaders of the Luca Coscioni assisted suicide …

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“Watch me living” says disabled woman as MP calls for assisted suicide

A disabled woman has challenged Shropshire MP Daniel Kawczynski to watch her “living” after he says he will be lobbying the Government to legalise assisted suicide. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Daniel Kawczynski, (Shrewsbury and Atcham) who previously opposed assisted suicide in alignment with his Catholic faith, has confirmed that he …

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Bill to Increase Penalties for Some Assisted Suicides Passes Pennsylvania House

By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide is illegal in Pennsylvania. Now, after a depressed girl was apparently encouraged to kill herself in an Internet “pro choice” chat room, the state’s House has passed a bill increasing penalties in particular cases for such encouragement. From the Penn.Live story last September: Following a battle of depression, Shawn …

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Latinos, African Americans, and Asians resist assisted suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Over the years, I have repeatedly noted that the assisted-suicide movement is a “Marin County” movement — well-off, well-tailored white people who never have to worry about being denied quality care and believe themselves entitled to be made dead no matter who else might get hurt. Assisted-suicide statistics in California validate my criticism. People …

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California Assisted Suicide deaths increase by 20%. 405 reported assisted suicide deaths in 2019

1,212  reported assisted suicide deaths since June 2016 By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2019 California annual assisted suicide report is similar to other U.S.  jurisdictions where the report implies that the assisted suicide deaths were voluntary and self-.administered. In truth, the information in the California End of Life Option report does not address …

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