Australian Disability Advocacy group Lives Worth Living weighed in on the news concerning the medical board of Australia’s decision to severely restrict Dr Nitschke’s affiliation with the work of Exit International, by joining the call of an Inquiry. LWL Convener Craig Wallace said that “LWL welcomes the heavy restrictions placed on Dr. Nitschke. They highlight …Continue reading "Disability Advocates join call for Exit Inquiry"
By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Hot on the heels of HOPE’s call for a parliamentary inquiry into Exit International and following closely upon Disability Advocates, Lives Worth Living, joining their voice, Victorian Upper House MP, Rachel Carling-Jenkins has now called upon her Federal colleagues to ‘take this on board as a matter of high …Continue reading "Victorian MP joins the call for inquiry into Exit International"
By Michael Cook A healthy 89-year-old Australian man who committed suicide under the inspiration of Philip Nitschke has left nearly his entire estate to Exit International, Nitschke’s assisted suicide group. Bill O’Brien, who lived in Perth, went to a hotel room and took a lethal dose of Nembutal in July last year. He left his …Continue reading "Children contest will of Nitschke follower"
By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Notorious Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been in the news again. Last week, it was reported that his organisation Exit International was …Continue reading "Why are the British Home Secretary and Metropolitan Police allowing this man to operate in Britain?"
By Paul Russell, Executive Director, HOPE Australia The recent news concerning Dr. Philip Nitschke, Exit International and the suicide death of two men in Australia who were not terminally ill has forced the Australian public to confront the issue of assisting someone to die. As Herald Sun columnist, Andrew Bolt points out, this is …Continue reading "Looking for the foot in the door: euphemisms in euthanasia & assisted suicide debate"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia activists are mounting a two-front pro-suicide offensive. First are the legalizers, those who seek to open the door to doctors (or others) legally assisting suicide/administering euthanasia for some–the terminally ill, seriously disabled, chronically ill, and/or mentally ill. They often pretend that suicide isn’t suicide, by calling it “aid in dying.” …Continue reading "Wildcat Suicide School in Europe"