Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Why the Royal College of Physicians will go ‘neutral’ on assisted suicide and why that matters

By Philippa Taylor Editor’s note. Philippa Taylor is Head of Public Policy at the Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF). She has an MA in Bioethics from St. Mary’s University College and a background in policy work on bioethics

Are Liberals poised to further open up assisted dying laws in Canada?

By Natalie Sonnen, Executive Director, LifeCanada It appears that a recent cabinet shuffle of the Federal Liberals has resulted in the appointment of a new Minister of Justice, David Lamettii, a proponent of assisted death. According to

The Dangers of “Normalizing & Glamorizing” Vermont’s Assisted Suicide Law

By Vermont Right to Life It is important to understand that proponents of assisted suicide want to normalize assisted- suicide and promote use of a lethal dose as the end-of-life option. Just weeks after passage of the

Oregon bill will expand the assisted suicide law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have always said that the Oregon assisted suicide law was not only designed to extend suicide by physicians to other states but also to remove limitations on

Speaking A Language Of Life in clear and vigorous language

By Caitlin Thomas In the Catholic Church’s efforts to teach about the grave evil of assisted suicide and the threats it poses, we must use clear and vigorous language. And it is always, always important that we

New Mexico’s Radical Assisted Suicide Legislation

By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide advocates pretend they just want a very limited death license, a “safety valve,” as they put it, for suffering in the terminally ill that cannot otherwise be alleviated (almost always, a

Romanticizing a Suicide ‘for the Earth’

By Wesley J. Smith I was not at all pleased by the way that that New York Times’s annual “The Lives they Lived”–obituaries for notables who passed away in 2018 — depicted the death of David Buckel,

Physician argues there is growing opposition within the American Medical Association to Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Shane E. Macaulay, MD, is a radiologist with Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Washington state, twice selected as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors, and an AMA Alternate Delegate

Why assisted suicide advocates say suicide isn’t suicide and intentional killing is ‘aid in dying’

By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Several states have made it legal, in specified circumstances, for a doctor to prescribe a lethal drug overdose so that a patient can intentionally cause his or

Massachusetts Legislature Should Reject Assisted Suicide

People lose their lives to misdiagnosis, coercion, abuse, and depression By John Kelly, director, Second Thoughts Massachusetts Editor’s note. This was published in Worchester Telegram on December 24. In a recent Wicked Local Lexington commentary (“Medical aid

Reuters Cheers the ‘Hope’ of Assisted Suicide Being Legalized in Spain

By Tim Graham Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a Newsbusters post and is reposted with permission. One easily demonstrable way that secular media outlets underline their secularism is on issues like euthanasia, or as they like

(Pop) Culture of Death: HBO Developing Assisted Suicide Comedy

By Matt Philbin In a 1995 encyclical [“The Gospel of Life”], Pope John Paul II famously called modern Western society a “culture of death.” So it was inevitable that we’d end up with a pop culture of