By Wesley J. Smith When activists successfully legalized assisted suicide in California, they persuaded the California Medical Association to shift from opposition to neutrality with the promise that no doctor would be forced to participate. But here’s the thing with assisted suicide: Such promises are made to be broken. Now that assisted suicide is well-ensconced in …Continue reading "California Bill to Force M.D. Participation in Assisted Suicide"
By Dave Andrusko Sometimes–actually often times–the very best analyses don’t offer a lot of new information. Rather they bring together in one place many ingredients that only those who follow an issue closely would know. We try to accomplish that at NRL News Today for our growing number of readers. In his brilliant National Review …Continue reading "Physician-assisted suicide’s devastating impact on the profession of medicine"
MCCL urges Legislature to reject dangerous measure By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — On Wednesday, a House committee will hold an informational hearing on a bill to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The legislation, which would authorize doctors to prescribe lethal drugs so that patients can intentionally end their lives, is strongly opposed by Minnesota …Continue reading "Assisted suicide bill receives Minnesota House committee hearing"
By Wesley J. Smith Colorado doctor Barbara Morris wants to assist her patient’s suicide. She works at Centura Health, a Catholic/Seventh Day Adventist-owned hospital that prohibits its employees from participating in assisted suicide, legal in Colorado. Morris sued to be allowed to participate in her patient’s suicide by doctor — which would not happen in …Continue reading "Doctor Fired after Suing Catholic Hospital over Assisted Suicide"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The following story may seem like a plot from a bad horror film, but it is simply another assisted suicide propaganda story. The Associated Press (AP) published an article written by Gene Johnson about an assisted suicide party in Seattle. The story is designed to make you …Continue reading "AP story about Seattle assisted suicide party sheer propaganda"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In September 2014, a former Minnesota nurse, William Melchert-Dinkel, was convicted of assisted suicide in the death of Mark Drybrough from England and attempting to assist the suicide of Canadian teenager Nadia Kajouji. Melchert-Dinkel was a suicide voyeur who preyed upon suicidal members of a chat-room and …Continue reading "Australia’s Dr. Death is watching his clients die by suicide"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have amazing news. Smith and Associates, a New Jersey law firm, obtained a temporary restraining order preventing assisted suicides from taking place in the New Jersey. The New Jersey assisted suicide law passed on March 25 and was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy …Continue reading "Court order temporarily stops assisted suicides in New Jersey"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2018 Washington State assisted suicide report indicates that there was nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018 than 2017. The data in the report reports that there were: 203 reported assisted suicide deaths, up from 164 in 2017, 267 lethal prescriptions dispensed, up from …Continue reading "Washington State: Nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018"
By Monica Burke As of Thursday, physician-assisted suicide is legal in New Jersey. The new policy stems from legislation passed by the state’s Legislature back in April. The law allows terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or fewer to self-administer lethal concoctions of drugs to take their own lives. Lawmakers claim that …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide Is Now Legal in New Jersey. It Could Get Even Worse."
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Oregon Governor Kate Brown agreed to expand the assisted suicide law by signing SB 0579 into law. This bill, essentially, eliminates the 15 day waiting period to die by assisted suicide, a safeguard that was designed to assure that the person has an opportunity to change their …Continue reading "Oregon removes 15 day waiting period for assisted suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide has always been an issue of white privilege (to borrow a term I generally disfavor), promoted most actively by liberal, highly educated, and very well-off, Marin County types who are already so empowered in society that they need never fear being pushed out of the lifeboat or deprived from …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide a White Privilege Policy"
By Oregon Right to Life On July 23, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 579 into law, eliminating the waiting periods for those who may desire or have been pressured into accessing physician-assisted suicide. “By signing this bill, Governor Kate Brown shirked her duty to protect Oregon’s citizens,” says Oregon Right to Life Executive Director …Continue reading "Oregon Gov. Brown signs SB 579 into law eliminating waiting periods for assisted suicides"