Vermont health professionals: Don’t force us to help kill our patients

ADF attorneys, allied attorney file federal complaint against state medical licensing authorities Editor’s note. The following was provided by the ADF–Alliance Defending Freedom. BURLINGTON, Vt. – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit in federal court Tuesday against officials in the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the Office of Professional Regulation on behalf of health …

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Suicide Push Not “Liberty on the March”

  By Wesley J. Smith The Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices spends millions a year–much from the culturally subversive George Soros–pushing the legalization of doctor-prescribed death. It is an ideological quest that divides the American people pretty much down the middle. Regardless of polling numbers–-which can vary based on how the questions are asked–-legalizing assisted …

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Doctor Prescribed Death-Advocates in High Gear in New England

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives is slated to consider a batch of assisting suicide bills. New Hampshire, along with other New England states, has become a high priority target of the death advocates after Vermont legalized doctor-prescribed suicide last year. Connecticut …

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The dangerous physician assisted suicide Ballot Measure in Massachusetts: 5 Key Facts about “Question 2”

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. In “Massachusetts Medical Society opposes ‘Question 2’—the doctor-prescribed suicide ballot question,” we quote from and talk about the position taken by the Massachusetts Medical Society in opposition to the legalization of doctor-prescribed suicide, which it reiterated September 14. The following by Jennifer Popik, …

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Opposing Doctor-Prescribed Suicide in the Mainstream

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Massachusetts Alliance against Doctor Prescribed Suicide. Massachusetts citizens will be voting on an Initiative to legalize assisted suicide on the November ballot. Proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide [DPS] and their friends in the media act as though we should “get with the program” and vote to legalize DPS. We …

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The Profound Dangers of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide. “Assisted suicide doesn’t just kill bodies, it destroys all hope.  And in a world in which assisted suicide was legal and relatively routine, at least some would die, never knowing they would have lived-–as the assisted suicide pushers patted themselves on the back …

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Defeating Doctor-Prescribed Death in Vermont

By Dave Andrusko Vermont would appear to be ideal venue for those pushing doctor-prescribed death. The state is arguably the most liberal in the country and, worse, the 2010 elections brought in an influx of pro-suicide lawmakers and hundreds of thousands dollars from out-of-state euthanasia groups.  In addition during his successful gubernatorial campaign, Peter Shumlin …

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Should doctors be forced to kill?

By Wesley J. Smith   Fifty years ago, doctors would have been excoriated professionally for assisting a patient’s suicide or performing a non-therapeutic abortion. After all, the Hippocratic Oath proscribed both practices, while the laws of most states made them felonies. My, how times have changed. Today, abortion is a national constitutional right, and two states …

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