Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

URGENT ACTION ALERT: AB 282 – being jammed to Senate Floor!

California Assembly Bill 282 : “Push Mama from the Train.” Who Benefits? It is not enough to have legalized assisted suicide, now the legislature wants to see it freely promoted. Assembly Bill 282 obscures existing law and

State Appeals Court allows Ca. assisted suicide law to go back into effect for now

By Dave Andrusko On Friday, in the latest in what promises to be a protracted legal battle, the 4th District Court of Appeals suspended a decision by a lower court judge that had invalidated California’s “End of

AMA’s stand on assisted suicide weakens after annual meeting

By Michael Cook The American Medical Association’s official position on assisted suicide is to oppose it as “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.” Its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs recently recommended that this be

The enormous stakes at issue in the campaign to persuade the AMA to go “neutral” on physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”‘ — George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language” “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report that suicide rates have risen almost 30% since 1999, which

AMA vote causes worry in fight against assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., NRLC Director of Federal Legislation In a disappointing vote Monday at its annual meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to continue to review, not maintain, its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide. After

AMA to vote whether to retain opposition to physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As NRL News Today was about to post all stories for the day, news broke that the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates voted not to affirm the report of its Council

Founder of Dignitas cleared of charges; doctors OKed to help in assisted suicide in Switzerland

By Michael Cook The founder of Switzerland’s best known assisted suicide group, Dignitas, has been cleared of charges of “profiteering” from helping people to die. The public prosecutor contended that that the 85-year-old Ludwig Minelli had used

A careful explanation why the AMA should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Whenever, and it could be very soon, the AMA decides whether to go “neutral” on physician-assisted decision, the verdict will carry enormous weight. Also invariably, when pro-death forces prevail, one very important reason is

Netflix Draws Condemnation for Announcing Third Season of ‘13 Reasons Why’

By Matt Philbin Editor’s note. The story below appeared at Newsbusters. So why is the show so controversial? “In ‘13 Reasons Why,’ high school student Hannah Baker kills herself and leaves behind cassette tapes describing the events

Assisted suicide is unnecessary and dangerous

Editor’s note. The following letter to the editor was published on May 31, 2018, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mr. Stark is Communications Associate for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. Contrary to the position advocated by Joe

Judge rejects request for stay of judgment that invalidated California’s assisted suicide law

By Dave Andrusko As we end the week, here is a quick update of the status of California’s improperly passed assisted suicide law. On May 15 Riverside Superior Court Judge, Daniel A. Ottolia invalidated the End of

Forced to Lie About Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith The assisted-suicide movement often lies, prevaricates, spins, word engineers, and obfuscates in its advocacy memes. Lying in debates is one thing. But legally forcing doctors and public officials to participate in these tactics