New York’s Highest Court finds that “aid-in-dying” is assisted suicide and there is no right to assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition commends the New York Court of Appeals for the unanimous ruling the state’s highest court made Thursday in Myers v. Schneiderman. The court found that aid-in-dying is assisted suicide and that there is no right to assisted suicide in New York. This …

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The Freedom To Choose Goes Two Ways

By Mark Pickup Editor’s note. Mr. Pickup, who has multiple sclerosis, is a Canadian disability rights activist who has spoken at National Right to Life’s annual convention. This appeared on his blog. “’Take my name off the list, I can’t do any more’ some doctors backing out of assisted death,” by Sharon Kirkey, National Post, …

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Elderly man needs a pal, not a lethal pill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Every once in a while I read a letter to the editor that hits the nail on the head. This letter was published at Saukvalley.com on Friday March 10. The publication covers news in Northern Illinois. ———————– By Margaret Brechon Dixon I read with sadness the article …

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New York Times Pushes Suicide by Starvation

By Wesley J. Smith If there is any aspect of the culture of death not supported and promoted by the New York Times, I haven’t seen it. Now, Paula Span, the Gray (Ashen?) Lady’s “The New Old Age” columnist pushes suicide by starvation, known in euthanasia parlance as “voluntary stop eating and drinking.” It is …

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Don’t buy into “aid in dying”

By Stephen Drake Editor’s note: Stephen Drake is the research analyst for the disability rights organization “Not Dead Yet.” This article was published by the Rochester NY Democrat and Chronicle on October 30 and republished on the Not Dead Yet website October 31. Recently, you’re hearing and reading a lot about “aid in dying” — …

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“Aid in Dying” IS Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Sophistry, redefinition of terms, blurring vital distinctions, postmodern deconstruction of words–such are the weapons wielded by assisted suicide ideologues as they work unceasingly to undermine Hippocratic medical values and promote suicide as a “medical treatment.” Here in California, the assisted suicide pushing attorney, Kathryn Tucker, has filed a lawsuit seeking a …

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Stephen Hawking is a great scientist but his advice on decriminalising assisted suicide should be given short shrift

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Scientist Professor Stephen Hawking has spoken out in favour of assisted suicide for people with terminal diseases. In an interview with …

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New York Times’ Biased “Aid in Dying” Bunkum

  By Wesley J. Smith I have long ago given up on the media fairly — or even accurately — reporting on the assisted suicide movement. Most stories exhibit some or all of the following bias methods: Adopt the advocacy lexicon of the assisted suicide/euthanasia movement. Center the narrative around a man who “just wants …

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My Turn: Legislative Malpractice

By Edward J. Mahoney Editor’s note. This first appeared  on July 5, 2013 in the Burlington Free Press. Vermont legislators should be mortified that they have enacted a law to allow and promote “aid-in-dying” with virtually no protections for vulnerable patients. One might contend that they have committed legislative malpractice by cutting-and-pasting together a law …

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Wildcat Suicide School in Europe

By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia activists are mounting a two-front pro-suicide offensive. First are the legalizers, those who seek to open the door to doctors (or others) legally assisting suicide/administering euthanasia for some–the terminally ill, seriously disabled, chronically ill, and/or mentally ill. They often pretend that suicide isn’t suicide, by calling it “aid in dying.” …

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Legalizing Assisted Suicide is Wrong: a Good Letter from the Missoula Montana Missoulian

Editor’s note. This appears on the webpage of True Dignity Vermont: Vermont Citizens Against Assisted Suicide. I returned to my native Idaho in December 2009. Previously we lived in Spokane, where in 2008 I served as chairperson of the Coalition Against Assisted Suicide. This letter responds to Sen. Anders Blewett’s letter, “Physician aid in dying: …

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