Closely divided Montana Supreme Court upholds district court decision allowing non-physicians to perform early abortions

Decision for now applies to only two plaintiffs By Dave Andrusko Voting 4-3, a divided Montana Supreme Court last Friday upheld a district court ruling “that allows a nurse practitioner and a nurse midwife to provide abortions while they challenge a state law that says only physicians and physician assistants can perform the procedure,” the …

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Is the American Nurses Association Ready to Drop Opposition to Assisted Suicide?

By Nancy Valko In 2013, the American Nurses Association (ANA) stated this: “The American Nurses Association (ANA) prohibits nurses’ participation in assisted suicide and euthanasia because these acts are in direct violation of Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001).” (Emphasis added) But now in 2019, the ANA is proposing a new …

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Killer Japanese nurse says end of life care was “tough”

By Xavier Symons A Japanese nurse has confessed to poisoning at least 20 patients, telling police that it was “tough to carry out end of life care work.” Thirty-one-year-old Ayumi Kuboki confessed that she poisoned the seriously ill patients over a period of two months in 2016 while working at Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama’s Kanagawa Ward. …

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Planned Parenthood nurse sees serious health violations, quits after 23 days

By Sarah Terzo Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich had been a nurse for 28 years when she took a job at Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware — and she was horrified by the low standard of care she witnessed there, in which women were put at risk of complications and even death. Conditions in the facility were so …

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Ontario nurse, accused of eight counts of murder, now faces six more charges

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] On October 25, 2016, EPC reported that Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, a nurse from Woodstock, was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in what is being called possibly the worst case of a serial killer in Canadian history. EPC responded to this news by demanding …

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Shocking: Nurse found guilty of professional misconduct for complaining about the care of her grandfather

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition It is shocking that the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association found Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse, guilty of professional misconduct after she complained on her Facebook page about the care her grandfather received in palliative care. This is even more shocking in light of charges of ongoing …

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Italian nurse arrested, suspected of involvement in 13 deaths

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Fausta Bonino, a 56-year-old nurse, has been arrested following an investigation into 13 deaths that occurred after surgery in a state-run hospital in Tuscany, Italy. Bonino is suspected of having “administered fatal doses of a blood-thinning drug,” according to the Associated Press. The AP reported: Most of the …

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Nursing student witnesses abortion, rethinks pro-choice stand

By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice student nurse began having doubts about her position after witnessing an abortion. Author Jeff Lane Hensley quotes her in his book “The Zero People.” This book contains pro-life essays on abortion from various writers. “I was for abortion, I thought it was a woman’s right to terminate pregnancy she did …

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Former Planned Parenthood nurse: It was a “money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work”

  By Dave Andrusko The no-holds-barred headline captures what Marianne Anderson told reporter Natalie Hoefer: “Former local Planned Parenthood nurse shares her story of walking away from evil.” The full shocking interview with this former Planned Parenthood nurse can be read online at The Criterion, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Do yourself a …

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