Assisted suicide advocacy group seeks to overturn protective statute By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) The national assisted suicide advocacy group Final Exit Network (FEN) filed suit in federal court this week against the State of Minnesota in its ongoing challenge to the state’s law against assisted suicide. In 2015, a Dakota Co. jury …Continue reading "Final Exit Network sues State of Minnesota following conviction under assisted suicide law"
By Dave Andrusko When the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal by the “Final Exit Network,” it means a 2015 conviction will stand against the assisted suicide advocacy group which was found guilty of assisting in the suicide of 57-year-old Doreen Dunn, of Apple Valley, Minnesota. “Florida-based Final Exit Network argued that …Continue reading "Supreme Court upholds conviction of Final Exit Network"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Tuesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court declined to review the 2015 conviction of the “Final Exit Network” [FEN]. By Thursday the group distributed a press release that began, “The Board of Directors of Final Exit Network has authorized an appeal to the Supreme Court of the …Continue reading "Minnesota Supreme Court declines to review 2015 conviction of “Final Exit Network”"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If you want to peruse stories all day long, go directly to nationalrighttolifenews.org and/or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/daveha. The case being investigated as a murder-suicide by local police illustrates just how far assisted suicide advocates are willing to go and how much violence they can rationalize away. The …Continue reading "Police investigating “murder-suicide” of Board Member of Final Exit and his wife"
The following statement may be attributed to Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL): Today’s sentencing of Final Exit Network by Dakota Co. Judge Christian S. Wilton sends a very clear message that assisting suicide is illegal in our state, and that violations of our law will be punished. We commend …Continue reading "Final Exit Network fined nearly $33,000 after found guilty of violating Minnesota law against assisting suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith I rarely say these words, but good for the AARP. The suicide pushers at Final Exit Network want to have a booth at AARP’s Expos to push their poison. But the oldster lobby said no and now FEN is crying in its hemlock. From the UT San Diego story: “In …Continue reading "AARP Exclude Suicide Pushers From Expo"
By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article in the Huffington Post written by Amy Forliti and published on December 18 under the title “Right to Die group wants Minnesota charges dismissed” concerns The Final Exit Network (FEN) who challenging the constitutionality of the assisted suicide law in Minnesota in an attempt to …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide group (Final Exit Network) challenges Minnesota assisted suicide law"
By Dave Andrusko This is definitely going to be a catch-up weekend. A reader just forwarded a tweet they’d seen that referenced a PBS Frontline program which had (alas) already run earlier this week. If you go to the PBS webpage it’s headlined, “In ‘The Suicide Plan,’ Frontline Explores Hidden World of Assisted Suicide.” The …Continue reading "PBS’s “Frontline” Airs “The Suicide Plan”"
By Wesley J. Smith When I was practicing law from the mid-1970s into the 1980s, there was tremendous emphasis given in the popular media and within the bar association to the cause of suicide prevention. Hotlines proliferated, anti-suicide billboards were ubiquitous, and a great deal of attention was paid to saving the lives of despairing …Continue reading "Invisible Suicide Prevention Day"
By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Members of the Final Exit Network (FEN) have been on trial in Arizona, Georgia and now Minnesota, but for most concerned people the question is – who are the Final Exit Network? The first place to look for information about FEN is from Stephen Drake, the research …Continue reading "Who are the Final Exit Network?"
By Wesley J. Smith The Final Exit Network “counsels” suicidal people on how to kill themselves with helium and a plastic bag. They also “attend” the suicides and apparently “clean up” afterwards so that investigators are unaware of the helium element in the deaths. This has led to indictments for the suicide of a mentally …Continue reading "Final Exit Network Indicted in Minnesota"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appears on Wesley’s fine blog. I recently did a radio debate with a FEN [Final Exit Network] representative, who told the audience he was confident the Georgia case against his pals would be dismissed. It didn’t happen. From the story: A Forsyth County Superior Court judge has denied …Continue reading "Final Exit Network Georgia Prosecution to Proceed"