Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

The assisted suicide bill was aimed at people like my husband says former state Representative

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Nancy Elliott is a former three-term elected representative from New Hampshire. As an elected representative she fought against the assisted suicide bills in her state. Nancy is now

The deadly advocacy of assisted suicide in Washington DC

Yet clearly residents don’t want assisted suicide By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Washington Times published an excellent analysis of the assisted suicide legislation in Washington, D.C., by G. Kevin Donovan, a physician and

New Jersey is the next key battleground in the fight against assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics The New Jersey Assembly is slated to vote on A1504, the so-called “Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Act,” on October 29. Physician-assisted suicide has been considered

Prevention is Right Answer to Assisted Suicide Requests

By Wesley J. Smith We only seek to prevent some suicides these days. If a suicidal person lives in a state where assisted suicide is legal, and is qualified to receive prescribed poison with which to overdose, they

Why I am glad I went on the Suicide Prevention Walk

By Nancy Valko When I was asked by my late daughter Marie’s best friend to join her on a family and friends fundraising walk for suicide prevention last Sunday, I hesitated. I was in the process of

“Acceptance of the idea of rational suicide in older adults is in itself ageist”

By Wesley J. Smith I have worried and written about the growing normalization of elder-suicide, brought on in part — obviously, that is not the whole problem — by assisted-suicide advocacy and frequent media applause of such

Help Virginia Society for Human Life stop Assisted Suicide proponents’ attempts to change Virginia’s law!

By Olivia Gans Turner, President, VSHL The Joint Committee on Health Care (JCHC) met on Sept 18th and heard the report prepared by its staff regarding the possibility of expanding assisted suicide access in the Commonwealth of

Case for ‘death with dignity’ collapses under scrutiny

By John Kelly Editor’s note. John Kelly is director of Second Thoughts Massachusetts: Disability Rights Activists Against Assisted Suicide. This letter was published in the Berkshire Eagle on September 19. To the editor: I write to respond

Australian man had 1.4 million reasons to assist the suicide of his wife

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Supreme Court in Brisbane, Australia, is hearing the case of Graham Robert Morant (69) who has been charged for assisting the suicide of his wife Jennifer Morant

Time to Terminate “assisted dying”

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Steve Forbes, wrote an excellent article for Forbes.com titled: Time to Terminate ‘Assisted Dying.’ Forbes cuts to the chase when commenting on the abuses with the Netherlands, Belgium,

Promoting ‘Rational’ Elder Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith September 10 it is so often ignored in major media. But perhaps we should change that name to “World Prevent Just Some Suicides Day.” A mere five days prior to the big event,

The Economist magazine hosts a debate on ‘assisted dying’

By Michael Cook The Economist, the world’s most respected news magazine, is a staunch supporter of legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia. But as part of its 175th birthday celebration, it opened its pages to a debate. Below