By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On August 25, I published an article about Kenneth Law, a Canadian man who is being investigated by UK authorities for aiding the suicide deaths of at least 88 people. On May 9, 2023, CTV News Videojournalist, Jon Woodward reported that Law, 57, was charged with two counts of …Continue reading "Canadian connected to the suicide deaths of many young people"
By Right to Life UK Kenneth Law, 57, of Mississauga, near Toronto, Canada, is being investigated over a series of deaths by suicide linked to poisonous substances he sent by post to people around the world. Arrested in May, he has been charged in Canada on two counts of counselling or aiding suicide. He is also being …Continue reading "1,200 suicide kits sent by Canadian man running ‘Escape Mode’ assisted suicide website"
By Wesley J. Smith 2021 was among the worst years ever for suicides in the U.S., with 2022 looking to have been even worse. According to the CDC, in 2021, 48,183 people killed themselves. That number is projected to increase to 49,449 for 2022 once the data are tabulated.That’s a terrible tragedy. But it is even …Continue reading "CDC Undercounts Suicides by Not Including Assisted Deaths"
By Michael Cook At the end of this month a Toronto man will appear in court charged with abetting suicide. This is not, as you might think, a case of mercy killing — a grieving husband who wants to stop the suffering of his cancer-riddled wife or a devoted son who has exhausted himself in …Continue reading "Pioneers of a universal right to suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Assisted suicide sure brings out the medical …Continue reading "A Scourge of Death Doctors"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition As reported by Gary Adshead with News9.com.au, a woman, whose father died by suicide after being assisted Dr. Philip Nitschke, challenged Nitschke at a pro-euthanasia Exit meeting. Adshead reported that a woman named Candice confronted Nitschke, during the pro-euthanasia meeting stating: “There are young people who …Continue reading "Australian euthanasia promoter, Philip Nitschke, challenged by woman whose father died after receiving suicide advice."
By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide and euthanasia corrupt everything, including the suicide-prevention sector. Here’s an example out of Massachusetts. A bill has been filed to make suicide persuasion and facilitation a crime. From SD 2505 (my emphases): A person shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years …Continue reading "Massachusetts Bill to Criminalize Suicide Encouragement"
The pod which can see patients gassed and then serve as their coffin is on show today By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. A 3D printed ‘suicide pod’ designed to kill patients with nitrogen is being unveiled today by Australian euthanasia activist, Doctor Philip Nitschke, also known as ‘Dr Death.’ The death …Continue reading "‘Suicide Pod’ Which Gasses Patients To Death, Unveiled"
By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller News Foundation Netflix announced in a statement Tuesday they will remove a graphic suicide scene in which actress Katherine Langford’s character, a teenager named Hannah, kills herself by slitting her wrist in a bathtub. “We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations …Continue reading "Netflix Removes Suicide Scene From ’13 Reasons Why’ Following Spike In Teen Suicides"
By Wesley J. Smith The media abandoned unequivocal opposition to suicide long ago. Most publications editorially support legalizing assisted suicide, and the news sides — such as the New York Times and the Associated Press — have even gone so far as to run stories lauding suicide/euthanasia “parties,” at which people celebrate the life of …Continue reading "The Washington Post Boosts Elderly ‘Rational Suicide’"
By Wesley J. Smith Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) just signed a bill legalizing assisted suicide. That means she is pro, at least some, suicides. But her statement justifying her signing goes even further, and in my view, crosses the line to full-bore pro-suicide advocacy. From the Courthouse News Service story: “It is not up …Continue reading "Maine Governor Comes out Pro-Suicide"
By John Stonestreet with G. Shane Morris Last week, international news outlets reported that a 17-year-old Dutch girl named Noa Pothoven legally secured a physician’s help in killing herself after years of battling trauma from childhood sexual assault and rape. This young woman, who had previously been hospitalized for extreme anorexia, underwent evaluations after requesting …Continue reading "A Climate of Death: The Collateral Damage of Legal Suicide"