Man who had no idea his mom was euthanized until the morgue called takes doctor to court

Tax dollars could be spent to “nudge” older people to agree to premature death under Senate bill

Experts on aging, dying as they lived

The death treatment: When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?

‘The New Yorker’ doubts Belgian euthanasia policy

Euthanasia doc kills woman because she was depressed, even though she didn’t have cancer

Case of doctor who killed woman for being depressed goes back to Belgian criminal court

European court votes to “kill a disabled person,” says French Bishop

    Aleteia: After the confirmation of the death sentence pronounced against Vincent Lambert by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Vincent Lambert’s mother (pictured above, with his lawyer) expressed her grief, her anger and her unwavering desire to save her son: “Far from despairing because of the decision, this 70-year-old woman who sparked the legal battle against the medical team and Rachel Lambert, is more than ever ready to fight,” said theJournal du Dimanche. For her, a possible withdrawal of the tubes that hydrate and feed the former nurse is euthanasia. This would not be helping him to die, it would be killing him. (…) ‘Vincent is not at the end of his life. If they start again, we will go to court again,’ she promises.”


  • Posted: 06/12/2015
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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Bible Belt state considering legalizing assisted suicide

Euthanasia without consent continues in Belgium

California Senate approves bill to allow assisted suicide of elderly and disabled

Maynard lobbied Gov. Brown on aid-in-dying bill just before her death

Assisted suicide ‘creates problems for wider society’

Dignitas recommends banned doctor for suicide assistance

“I don’t find dignity in taking my own life”

Assisted-death bill approved by California Senate

Gallup poll shows increased support for physician assisted suicide

    First Things: Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll on the moral acceptability of various behaviors. Specifically, this poll asked people about the morality of over fifteen specific issues including abortion, gambling, and polygamy. What was most interesting was the sharp increase in the percentage of people who found doctor assisted suicide “morally acceptable.” In 2013, only 45 percent of Americans found doctor assisted suicide “morally acceptable.” Last week’s poll indicated that percentage had risen to 56 percent.


  • Posted: 06/02/2015
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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Scotland parliament rejects bill to legalize assisted suicide

The assisted-suicide movement goes on life support

Suicide advocacy group faces conviction amidst rash of state bills to legalize assisting suicide

Rhode Island Assisted Suicide Hearing May 28

Terminally ill California mom speaks out against assisted suicide

Disabled man seeks pro-assisted suicide court ruling

Maine proposes parental protections after mother fights do not resuscitate order on baby

Why disability rights advocates oppose assisted suicide

The alternative to physician-assisted suicide: Respect human dignity and offer true compassion

Legal battle over brain-damaged baby prompts Maine bill

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

Dutch judge rules dementia patient must be euthanised

‘Disabled coerced and abused under assisted suicide laws’

Right-to-die group convicted of assisting Minnesota suicide

Physician-assisted suicide betrays human dignity and violates equality before the law

International organization fighting against the legalization of euthanasia in Europe

Physician-assisted suicide compromises the family and intergenerational obligations

Connecticut threepeat: Assisted-suicide bid shut down

ROI woman found not guilty of assisted suicide

Bruce Forsyth’s backing of assisted suicide is ‘misguided’

Woman on trial for assisted suicide of MS sufferer

Scotland: No doubt that assisted suicide is illegal

Purported safeguards in physician-assisted suicide are ripe for abuse

    The Heritage Foundation: Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational commitments. And fourth, it would betray human dignity and equality before the law. Instead of helping people to kill themselves, we should offer them appropriate medical care and human presence.


  • Posted: 04/09/2015
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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Always care, never kill: How physician-assisted suicide endangers the weak, corrupts medicine, compromises the family, and violates human dignity and equality

    The Heritage Foundation: Allowing physician-assisted suicide would be a grave mistake for four reasons. First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational commitments. And fourth, it would betray human dignity and equality before the law. Instead of helping people to kill themselves, we should offer them appropriate medical care and human presence. We should respond to suffering with true compassion and solidarity. Doctors should help their patients to die a dignified death of natural causes, not assist in killing. Physicians are always to care, never to kill.


  • Posted: 03/30/2015
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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Physician-assisted suicide sends message some people are better off dead. That’s a lie.

The lethal logic of assisted suicide

ERLC interview with Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., on physician-assisted suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is always wrong

Family-supported suicide and the duty to die

Kara Tippetts, a woman who wrote an open letter to Brittany Maynard, is about to die

Report examines bias against life-preserving treatment in advance care planning

French parliament passes ‘deep sleep’ bill for end of life

Study: Euthanasia cases more than double in northern Belgium

Law permitting assisted suicide in Belgium enters new controversy

French Parliament debates legalization of terminal sedation

This Super Bowl champion is urging his state to reject right-to-die legislation

Strasbourg Court looks at Belgium euthanasia case

In a world of hurt, ADF International is working to protect life

Margot Bentley appeal to stop feeding denied by B.C. court

Canada’s Supreme Court creates right to assisted suicide, leaves details up to Parliament

Even CBS sees a relationship between assisted suicide and murder

One in five Dutch doctors would help physically healthy patients die

Activists: She was already “at death’s door” so that makes euthanizing her alright

Suicide legal games

One in three Dutch doctors would kill patients with dementia in assisted suicide

Patients’ care endangered by assisted suicide Bill, say docs

Alex Schadenberg: A very dangerous euthanasia ruling

Isle of Man Parliament rejects assisted suicide

At least 1,000 Californians would commit assisted suicide each year if it matched Oregon’s rate

Doctor-prescribed suicide: Devastating, dangerous

NPR host Diane Rehm emerges as key force in the right-to-die debate

“Am I an executioner or am I a surgeon?”

Europe’s increasing acceptance of euthanasia and assisted suicide

Don’t be fooled: ‘Aid in Dying’ IS assisted suicide

Stockland: Court’s assisted-suicide ruling raises prospect of ‘kill at will’

‘Don’t kill the sufferer to end the suffering’

Physician-assisted death in Canada: Carter v Canada (AG)