Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide and the false concept of autonomy

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Economist, a magazine that promotes a pro-euthanasia / assisted suicide position, recently published a series of articles “for and against assisted dying.” On August 22, The Economist published

California Okays Encouraging Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Not content with legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill if they independently decide they want hastened death, the California Legislature has voted to allow people to encourage and persuade the dying to

The ‘Zero Suicide’ Project Forgets about Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith It rarely fails. I see a news story lauding a suicide-prevention program. But when I check it out, the prevention strategies described are usually incomplete, making no mention of — or opposition to

AMA grapples with physician-assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Worchester Telegram published an excellent op-ed on July 22, written by Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan concerning the American Medical Association (AMA) assisted suicide debate. Dr. Sullivan is the

“Rational” Suicide and the “Elderly”

By Nancy Valko An article in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society titled “Rational Suicide in Elderly Adults: A Clinician’s Perspective” by Meera Balasubramaniam, MD, MPH, recently appeared in both medical and

Top doctors hit back against assisted suicide calls

Experts in palliative care and ethics hit back at assisted suicide calls. It’s very telling that the people who would have to carry out assisted suicide oppose it By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Myths about Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying

Editor’s note. This is excerpted from an article written by Ronald W. Pies, MD, and Annette Hanson, MD and it was published by mdmag.com. Footnotes are omitted for clarity. Introduction In an age of “alternative facts,” it’s

Kevin Dunn examines Fatal Flaws of assisted suicide laws

Editor’s note. The following article was published by the Hamilton News and first reposted at the blog of Alex Schadenberg. Kevin Dunn wants each and every one of us to be the reason for someone’s tomorrow. The producer/director

Pain and “Choice”

By Nancy Valko It was 1969 and I was fresh out of nursing school when I was assigned to a patient I will call “Jenny” who was thirty two years old and imminently dying of cancer. She

The ‘Zero Suicide’ Project Forgets about Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith It rarely fails. I see a news story lauding a suicide-prevention program. But when I check it out, the prevention strategies described are usually incomplete, making no mention of — or opposition to

Pro-Suicide Group “Celebrates”

5 Years of Death by Lethal Dose Editor’s note. The following is from the newsletter of Vermont Right to Life. In a macabre celebration of the five-year anniversary of passage of Act 39, Vermont’s doctor-prescribed suicide law,

The attitudes that culminated in 456 patients killed in a British hospital

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Mr. Yuill references the “Grenfell disaster,” a 2017 fire in a bloc of public housing flats that claimed 72 lives. In his article: The scandal of