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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Nancy Elliott: Letter to the Maine Health and Human Services Committee opposing assisted suicide bill.

Please reject assisted suicide bills LD 1313, HPO948. I am a Former 3 term New Hampshire State Representative, and the Chair of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA. The three groups that are the target for Assisted Suicide are the sick, the elderly, and the disabled. While there are many other problems with this kind of law, …

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After massive grassroots campaign, Maryland assisted suicide bill is defeated by a single vote

By Dave Andrusko If ever there was an illustration of the power of one vote, it came today in the Maryland Senate. On March 7, proponents of a Physician-Assisted Suicide bill had prevailed in the House, 74-66. They needed 24 votes to advance Sen. Will Smith’s “End of Life Options Act” to a final vote …

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Send Emails, make phone calls urging New Jersey Gov. to veto assisted suicide bill

By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today reported minutes after it happened, the New Jersey legislature, by the barest of margins, passed an assisted suicide bill on Monday. Although Governor Phil Murphy said he would sign A1504/S1072, pro-lifers and others are encouraged to contact the governor to express their opposition and ask him to veto …

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Emails and phone calls needed to Maryland Senate in opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Dave Andrusko In spite of some second thoughts by several Maryland state Senators, debate continued in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on a physician-assisted suicide bill. Debate will continue on Wednesday on the so-called the “End of Life Options Act” with a final vote expected as early as Thursday. The End of Life Options …

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Assisted-Suicide Advocates Oppose Real Protections

By Wesley J. Smith Assisted-suicide advocates sell their hemlock by promising “strict guidelines” to protect against abuse. The thing is, the guidelines are never really “strict,” and they don’t offer much protection. Convincing people of that can be daunting because it takes a lot of explaining. But something just happened in Maryland that illustrates the …

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