Editor’s note. This press release from the National Association of Pro-Life Nurses appears on the blog of Nancy Valko. All boldface emphases are the author’s. In June 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates decisively approved reaffirming the AMA’s long-standing policy opposing physician-assisted suicide despite enormous pressure from assisted suicide supporters and groups …Continue reading "The National Association of Pro-life Nurses Condemns the American Nurses Association Decision to Drop Its Long-standing Opposition to Assisted Suicide"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) A new organization has been formed to promote assisted suicide within the medical community and provide training for physicians, and others, who are willing to kill. According to the NCCMAID [National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying] website, California assisted suicide doctor Lonny Shavelson is …Continue reading "Assisted suicide doctors to train doctors and others to kill."
By Michael Cook Activist Philip Nitschke once described euthanasia as the “last frontier in prison reform.” His idea has still not caught on. A Belgian prisoner was allowed to take advantage of euthanasia, but it never happened. But the idea refuses to die. The author of an article in latest issue of the Journal of …Continue reading "‘The last frontier in prison reform’: assisted suicide?"
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 …Continue reading "Assisted-Suicide Leader Says Eliminate Waiting Periods"
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 …Continue reading "Great News: American Medical Association Votes to Continue Opposition to Physician-assisted Suicide. But Will the American Nurses Association Follow?"
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 …Continue reading "AMA sticks to a policy of opposing 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 …Continue reading "Maine Governor signs bill legalizing 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 …Continue reading "By a nearly two-thirds margin, AMA votes to retain opposition to assisted suicide"
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 …Continue reading "The splash of assisted-suicide and euthanasia blinds us to their far-reaching ripples"
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 …Continue reading "Six things you must know before you decide whether to support or oppose physician-assisted suicide"
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 …Continue reading "Good news: The Nevada assisted suicide bill died a natural death."
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 …Continue reading "Doctor-Assisted Suicide Died in Nevada Senate Tuesday night"