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"