‘Death Coaching’: Another horrendous story of an Exit death

  “It was death-coaching, not life coaching, that killed him” By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia The Australian newspaper has a front-page article covering another death of a young man who had a very clear connection with Exit International. 26 year old Lucas Taylor’s body was found in a deserted park in Germany. The story …

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Nitschke heads a suicide cult that must be stopped

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Following The Australian’s news story today about another young life lost that was related to Philip Nitschke and the Exit organization, senior journalist, Angela Shanahan says that Nitschke and Exit must be stopped. Shanahan opens: PHILIP Nitschke, contrary to his claims as an advocate of euthanasia for the …

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The Collateral Damage From Suicide Advocacy

  By Wesley J. Smith We are quickly becoming a pro-suicide culture–indeed to the point now that organizations like the Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices, bioethicists, and the mainstream media promote suicide by self-starvation as the new big thing in making oneself dead. Philip Nitschke is one of the international rock stars of euthanasia advocacy. …

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Looking for the foot in the door: euphemisms in euthanasia & assisted suicide debate

  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 …

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Breaking news: Dr. Nitschke says he has 48 hours to defend being struck off by medical board

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. Exit International is a pro-euthanasia lobby group. Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. Dr. Philip Nitschke, head of Exit International, held a press conference today ahead of an Exit meeting in Melbourne, Australia. The Age Newspaper is reporting that Dr. Nitschke …

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At last we wake up to Dr. Death

  By Paul Russell, Executive Director, HOPE Australia In the wake of the ABC 7:30 report last week that highlighted the relationship between Dr. Philip Nitschke, Exit and the suicides of two psychologically troubled Australian men, most news reports have focused on condemnation of these actions and Nitschke and Exit. First criticism came from HOPE …

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No barriers to access to suicide methods at Exit

  By Paul Russell, Executive Director, HOPE The Australian ABC TV network is running a story about two men who separately suicided using Exit International’s methods. Both were in contact with Exit. Neither was terminally ill. Neither had reached Exit’s arbitrary age of 50 years. This confirms what Dr. Philip Nitschke has always maintained, that …

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Nitschke says he has a way to import suicide kits into the United States

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In his most recent newsletter, Philip Nitschke, Australia’s Dr. Death, claims to have found a way to import suicide kits into the United States, starting in January 2014, under the cover of his Max Dog Brewing kit. Nitschke admitted that his Max Dog Brewing kits …

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Nitschke sets up Adelaide clinic for assisted suicide

  By Michael Cook A euthanasia clinic has been set up by Australia’s leading euthanasia activist, Dr Philip Nitschke, in Adelaide. Police are keeping a close watch on activities there, but Dr Nitschke, who is used to working at the very edge of the law, is said to be doing nothing clearly illegal. The clinic, …

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Why did the Home Secretary let this man into the UK?

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. Last week I wrote to the Home Secretary Theresa May advising her about the visit of Australian assisted suicide enthusiast Philip Nitschke …

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Wildcat Suicide School in Europe

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.” …

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Australian euthanasia activist concerned about losing his medical license

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last year, Philip Nitschke, Australia’s Dr. Death, established a fake brewing company to enable him to distribute tanks of Nitrogen gas without the authorities noticing what he was doing. Paul Russell, the leader of HOPE Australia, sent the information from NItschke’s website to the medical authorities to …

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