Lord Falconer Assisted Dying Bill: where we are now

  Editor’s note. This Q & A was posted on the site of “Care Not Killing,UK.” Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill received its second reading on July 18. Here’s what you need to know as we look forward. What led to the debate? Lord Falconer’s Bill, reintroduced in May 2014, is the first legislative attempt …

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Euthanasia Lobby assembles tiny group of doctors to create false impression of medical support for assisted suicide bill

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and …

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“Reshaping the moral landscape is no alternative to cherishing life and the living”

  By Dave Andrusko In anticipation of July 18, NRL News Today wrote at great length about Lord Falconer’s “assisted dying bill.” Last Friday the bill had its first debate in the House of Lords. We will be writing more about the specifics of the debate later. Suffice it for now to offer two comments …

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A moving account why Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill is wrong

  By Matthew Schellborn Editor’s note. John Smeaton is the executive director of SPUC—Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. This appeared today on his blog as Britain began debate today on Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide measure. In his introduction Mr. Smeaton explained that “Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission …

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Falconer bill is a recipe for the abuse of elderly and disabled people, says Care Not Killing

  Editor’s note. This appeared at pjsaunders.blogspot.com. Debate on the bill begins today. On the eve of the House of Lords’ debate on Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, Care Not Killing, an alliance of 40 organizations, has called on peers to reject the proposed legislation on grounds of public safety. Campaign Director Dr. Peter Saunders …

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Lord Falconer bill “would turn doctors into executioners, brutalizing society in the process”

  By Dave Andrusko Anyone who has been a part of our Movement for more than a week knows we often reference what we call “verbal gymnastics” or “verbal engineering.” In the abortion context, we talk of “abortion distortion.” What we’re confronting is the skewering of the ordinary meaning of words in furtherance of a …

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Lord Falconer’s “fast-track” to death assisted suicide bill

  By Dave Andrusko I hope you had the opportunity to read Jennifer Popik’s “Despite a Loss in NJ and Pushback in Vermont, Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Advocates Forge Ahead.” It is an important reminder that proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide are nothing if not resolute. They have a distorted vision but by appealing to most difficult of …

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Leading parliamentary think tank says Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill fails public safety test

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Living and Dying Well (LDW) is a public policy research organisation established in 2010 to promote clear thinking on the end-of-life debate …

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Leading parliamentary think tank says Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill fails public safety test

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Living and Dying Well (LDW) is a public policy research organisation established in 2010 to promote clear thinking on the end-of-life debate …

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Don’t be fooled by Lord Falconer’s ‘modest’ assisted suicide proposals

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Lord Falconer has finally announced that his long awaited assisted suicide bill will be tabled in the House of Lords next week …

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BMA corrects Lord Falconer’ s misrepresentation of its position on ‘assisted dying’

By Dr. 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 Yesterday [July 5]  I drew attention to Lord Falconer’s false claim in the Times that the British Medical Association (BMA) had adopted a …

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Former Lord Chancellor misrepresents British Medical Association’s position on assisted suicide to the Times newspaper

By Dr. 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.  The Times today carries an article promoting Lord Falconer’s new assisted suicide bill which profoundly misrepresents the British Medical Association’s position on assisted …

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