By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On August 25, I published an article about Kenneth Law, a Canadian man who is being investigated by UK authorities for aiding the suicide deaths of at least 88 people. On May 9, 2023, CTV News Videojournalist, Jon Woodward reported that Law, 57, was charged with two counts of …Continue reading "Canadian connected to the suicide deaths of many young people"
By Michael Cook Americans can now get a tax-deduction for promoting assisted suicide. The world’s best-known assisted suicide activist, Australia’s Philip Nitschke, has drawn the curtains on a 501(c)3 non-profit called Exit Generation. Donations, bequests, gifts will be tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Dr. Nitschke says that “Exit Generation shares the same …Continue reading "“Dr. Death,” Philip Nitschke, gets US tax-deductible status for his suicide machines"
By Right to Life UK Kenneth Law, 57, of Mississauga, near Toronto, Canada, is being investigated over a series of deaths by suicide linked to poisonous substances he sent by post to people around the world. Arrested in May, he has been charged in Canada on two counts of counselling or aiding suicide. He is also being …Continue reading "1,200 suicide kits sent by Canadian man running ‘Escape Mode’ assisted suicide website"
By Michael Cook At the end of this month a Toronto man will appear in court charged with abetting suicide. This is not, as you might think, a case of mercy killing — a grieving husband who wants to stop the suffering of his cancer-riddled wife or a devoted son who has exhausted himself in …Continue reading "Pioneers of a universal right to suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith We aren’t an anti-suicide culture anymore. Oh, sure. We bemoan those of veterans and teenagers — still — but the elderly, ill, and disabled? Not so much. The assisted-suicide movement boosts suicide in many forms. One of the most insidious is known in euthanasia parlance as VSED, which stands for “voluntary stop …Continue reading "A boost for suicide by self-starvation from the Washington Post"
By Ann Farmer Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Alex Schadenberg. According to statistics from the Office for National Statistics [ONS] , ‘[s]uicide rates are much higher among disabled people’, with nearly ‘50 men with disabilities out of every 100,000’ taking ‘their own lives’, while the figures for disabled women are 19 out …Continue reading "Suicide rates much higher among UK people with disabilities."
By Wesley J. Smith I have often argued that, as a matter of logic and intuition, the widespread legalization of assisted suicide will increase both the rate of assisted suicides and the rate of unassisted suicides. After all, many people conflate what is “legal” with what is “right.” Once a state gives its imprimatur to …Continue reading "Suicide Contagion"
By Sarah Terzo This is a picture of a 7-week-old unborn baby, at just under 2 months And here is a picture of an unborn baby who is 2 months old If you are woman considering abortion, and you came to this page wanting to find out more, please read the short little message that my …Continue reading "Abortions at 2 Months"
By Michael Cook Canada’s new euthanasia laws are perplexing doctors who have to deal with suicide attempts. According to the National Post , there have been a number of reports of doctors who refused to treat people who had tried to kill themselves. In the case of poisons, remedies were readily available. Quebec’s College of …Continue reading "Some Canadian doctors are refusing to treat attempted suicides"
By Nancy Valko Today, it is hard to keep up with the constant stream of information coming not only from TV and movies but also from the social network. But to understand and hopefully to protect and help our children and others in today’s culture, it is important to keep up with current media and …Continue reading "The very dark story arc of “13 Reasons Why” and the threat of suicide contagion"
By Wesley J. Smith I have been warning for many years about the “rational suicide” movement within the mental health professions. The latest thrust to have psychiatrists sanction some suicidal patients’ self-destruction was just published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry–alarming considering the euthanasia movement’s current energetic attempts to legalize doctor-facilitated death there. Psychiatrist Angela Ho argues that helping …Continue reading "Psychiatrist Opens Door to “Rational Suicide”"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. This post ran in 2011, but I did not run across it until today. It is a brilliant explanation of how suicide should not be portrayed in the media—and why. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 …Continue reading "Papageno and Werther effects–public policy lessons for the prevention of suicide"