Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Canadian Doctors Get Ready for Child Euthanasia

In the United States’ most culturally aligned nation, a race toward the once-unthinkable accelerates By Wesley J. Smith It never made any sense. The assurance that active euthanasia would always be limited to terminally ill, competent adults

California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom Helped Mother’s Assisted Suicide

  By Wesley J. Smith THE CORNER A recent article in the New Yorker extolling the (probable) next Governor of California reveals that Gavin Newsom helped his mother commit assisted suicide. From the article: Newsom’s sister, Hilary,

I depend on life-support to stay alive. Why I oppose assisted suicide laws.

By Diane Coleman President and CEO of the Disability Rights Group Not Dead Yet Editor’s note. This article was published by NJ.com on October 26, 2018 and reposted at Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. I have an advanced neuromuscular

Swiss doctors go head-to-head over liberal guidelines for assisted suicide

By Michael Cook The Federation of Swiss Medical Doctors (FMH) has refused to include in its code of ethics new guidelines on end-of-life care proposed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). These provide that a

Is it possible for doctors to be neutral on physician-assisted suicide?

A large association of American doctors has adopted a position of “engaged neutrality”. By Michael Cook Earlier this month the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) by adopting a

Doctor who planned to die by assisted suicide is happy to be alive

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Detroit Free Press published an article written by Meira Gebel about a new treatment for stomach cancer and how one man, a doctor, had planned to travel to

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