Canadian connected to the suicide deaths of many young people

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 …

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1,200 suicide kits sent by Canadian man running ‘Escape Mode’ assisted suicide website

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 …

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CDC Undercounts Suicides by Not Including Assisted Deaths

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 …

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Australian euthanasia promoter, Philip Nitschke, challenged by woman whose father died after receiving suicide advice.

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 …

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Massachusetts Bill to Criminalize Suicide Encouragement

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 …

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‘Suicide Pod’ Which Gasses Patients To Death, Unveiled

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 …

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Netflix Removes Suicide Scene From ’13 Reasons Why’ Following Spike In Teen Suicides

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 …

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The Washington Post Boosts Elderly ‘Rational Suicide’

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 …

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Maine Governor Comes out Pro-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 …

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A Climate of Death: The Collateral Damage of Legal 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 …

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