Assisted-Suicide Leader Says Eliminate Waiting Periods

By Wesley J. Smith Funded bounteously by George Soros money and backed by an enthusiastic and generally uncritical media, assisted-suicide advocates push their death agenda with a pack of lies. First, they promise that protective guidelines will protect against abuse to ensure that only those with no other way to alleviate suffering but to take …

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Great News: American Medical Association Votes to Continue Opposition to Physician-assisted Suicide. But Will the American Nurses Association Follow?

By Nancy Valko Over the last few years the American Medical Association (AMA) has been under enormous pressure from assisted suicide supporters and groups like Compassion and Choices as well as some other professional associations to change its’ long standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide to “neutrality”. This month, the AMA House of Delegates decisively approved …

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AMA sticks to a policy of opposing assisted suicide

By Michael Cook The American Medical Association voted last week by 71% to 29% to reaffirm its opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Testimony by medical students and residents on the dangers of the practice to both patients and the physician-patient relationship appear to have carried the day in a reference committee. The committee strongly recommended that …

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Maine Governor signs bill legalizing assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Illustrating yet again that every vote counts, on Wednesday Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed a “Death with Dignity” law that had squeaked by both the House and Senate. “The proposal had failed once in a statewide referendum and at least seven previous times in the Legislature,” the Associated Press reported. “The …

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By a nearly two-thirds margin, AMA votes to retain opposition to assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Earlier today, the American Medical Association affirmed the recommendation of its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs that the influential AMA remain opposed to assisted suicide. What made the victory even sweeter was the margin– an overwhelming 65% in favor to 35% opposed. After …

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The splash of assisted-suicide and euthanasia blinds us to their far-reaching ripples

By Margaret Somerville Two senior physicians who have championed the legalization of euthanasia in their jurisdictions have rejected current “appalling” developments in euthanasia in their countries. Yet, these developments should have been anticipated. So, why weren’t they? Pro-euthanasia advocates focus just on individuals and only in the present – a combination of radical autonomy/ intense …

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Six things you must know before you decide whether to support or oppose physician-assisted suicide

By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. This article was originally published in The Public Discourse. Is the real healthcare crisis not enough physician assisted suicide laws? Or is it the staggering and increasing number of people losing their battles with mental illness and committing suicide? It has been over twenty years since Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law …

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Good news: The Nevada assisted suicide bill died a natural death.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Congratulations to the many groups and individuals who worked to defeat Nevada’s doctor assisted suicide bill. SB165 had passed in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee (3 – 2) on March 25 but lacked sufficient votes in the full Senate. A few days ago, the …

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Doctor-Assisted Suicide Died in Nevada Senate Tuesday night

By Nevada Right to Life Editor’s note. By rule, the full Nevada Senate had to act by midnight last night on SB165, a bill to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. It did not. This victory was hard fought. It took each of your calls, emails, texts, online votes, and powerful testimony. It was humbling to watch and …

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Enduring 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 hard to sort out myth from reality when it comes to so-called ‘medical-aid-in-dying’ (MAID)—also called physician assisted suicide …

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Scotland is being pressured to legalize assisted suicide. They need to care not kill.

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. Gordon Macdonald, the parliamentary officer for “Care for Scotland,” wrote an excellent article that was published in the Scotsman on April 19, explaining why assisted suicide should not be legalised. Under the headline “Legalizing assisted suicide is a start of a slippery slope,” Macdonald begins by discussing why …

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While Opposition to Nursing Involvement in Assisted Suicide Grows, a Dire Warning from Canada

By Nancy Valko In March, I wrote a blog “Is the American Nurses Association Ready to Drop Opposition to Assisted Suicide?” about the ANA draft position paper changing its stance from opposition to assisted suicide to “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying.” “Aid in Dying” is the ANA’s new term for …

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