Lord Falconer’s phony war continues

  By 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. Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill reached Committee Stage in the House of Lords on Friday November 7. It seeks to legalise assisted …

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Lord Falconer’s “Assisted Dying Bill” draws opposition across the political spectrum

  By 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. Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ seeks to legalise assisted suicide (but not euthanasia) for mentally competent adults (older than 18) with less …

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Lord Falconer Assisted Dying Bill: where we are now

  Editor’s note. This Q & A was posted on the site of “Care Not Killing,UK.” Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill received its second reading on July 18. Here’s what you need to know as we look forward. What led to the debate? Lord Falconer’s Bill, reintroduced in May 2014, is the first legislative attempt …

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Euthanasia Lobby assembles tiny group of doctors to create false impression of medical support for assisted suicide bill

  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. The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and …

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“Reshaping the moral landscape is no alternative to cherishing life and the living”

  By Dave Andrusko In anticipation of July 18, NRL News Today wrote at great length about Lord Falconer’s “assisted dying bill.” Last Friday the bill had its first debate in the House of Lords. We will be writing more about the specifics of the debate later. Suffice it for now to offer two comments …

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Falconer bill is a recipe for the abuse of elderly and disabled people, says Care Not Killing

  Editor’s note. This appeared at pjsaunders.blogspot.com. Debate on the bill begins today. On the eve of the House of Lords’ debate on Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, Care Not Killing, an alliance of 40 organizations, has called on peers to reject the proposed legislation on grounds of public safety. Campaign Director Dr. Peter Saunders …

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Faith leaders unite against Assisted Dying Bill

  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. The Archbishop of Canterbury has added his signature to a letter by faith leaders calling for the Assisted Dying Bill not …

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Why Lord Carey is so desperately wrong about legalising assisted suicide

  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. Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, has surprisingly come out today in favour of Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill which is …

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Lord Falconer reveals that his ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ effectively places doctors above the law

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. Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill which aims to legalise assisted suicide for mentally competent adults with less than six months to live …

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Leading parliamentary think tank says Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill fails public safety test

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. Living and Dying Well (LDW) is a public policy research organisation established in 2010 to promote clear thinking on the end-of-life debate …

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Guardian health editor jumps onto suicide promotion bandwagon

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. The Guardian has run the story of a man with motor neurone disease who wants to end his life. Paul Chamberlain, 66, …

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Pro-euthanasia activists gear up for fresh assault on Parliament

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The next six weeks are shaping up to be very busy on the euthanasia front as pro-euthanasia activists gear up for a new …

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