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10 Questions For David Seymour: #4

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by Care Alliance, 17 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July. #4 How many deaths per year from this bill?   The Netherlands requirements concerning eligibility for euthanasia are very similar to those in David Seymour’s Bill. We… Read more »

10 Questions For David Seymour: #3

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by Care Alliance, 14 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July.   #3 Why involve doctors? Why not lawyers? The New Zealand Medical Association Position Statement on Euthanasia states: “Euthanasia, that is the act of deliberately ending… Read more »

Why doctors get it wrong about when you will die

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by Jules Montague, The Guardian, 2 June 2015 Dr Montague, a consultant neurologist in London, explains why “it’s difficult to predict exactly when a patient is going to die, or, sometimes, if they are going to die at all.” Why is it so difficult to prognosticate? Every patient is different, every disorder is different, every disorder within… Read more »

10 Questions for David Seymour: #2

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by Care Alliance, 13 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July. #2 Are people with mental illness in or out? David Seymour’s Bill states that a person is eligible for euthanasia and assisted suicide who suffers from… Read more »

‘We need an Assisted Living Bill, not an Assisted Dying Bill’

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by Liz Carr, ITV News, 14 August 2015 Liz Carr is an actress, comedian and campaigner for Not Dead Yet UK. In 2015 she wrote about her opposition to the Assisted Dying Bill then being considered by the UK parliament. (It was subsequently overwhelmingly rejected by 330 votes to 118.) I’m not religious, I’m not anti-choice and yet… Read more »

Michelle Carter: the Unacceptable Face of Assisted Suicide

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by Kevin Yuill, Spiked, 27 June 2017 Dr Yuill reflects on the case of Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter who was recently convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her boyfriend hundreds of texts encouraging him to commit suicide. Carter had initially attempted to dissuade her boyfriend from suicide, urging him to get help. But by July 2014… Read more »

10 Questions For David Seymour: #1

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by Care Alliance, 12 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July.   #1 Why 18 years of age? Maryan Street, President of VES, is on record as stating that “Application for children with terminal illness was a… Read more »

Care Alliance Launches ‘Ten Questions For David Seymour’ Campaign

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Media Release, Care Alliance, 12 July 2017 Care Alliance Launches ‘Ten Questions For David Seymour’ Campaign The Care Alliance today launched a campaign highlighting ten key questions MPs need to ask about David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. “Mr Seymour’s bill is an extreme version of a very bad idea,” said Matthew Jansen, Secretary… Read more »

Netherlands study: 431 people were killed without explicit request in 2015

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by Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, 30 June 2017 Mr Schadenberg reviews the latest (2015) official information about euthanasia in the Netherlands. In 2015 there were 7254 assisted deaths (6672 euthanasia deaths, 150 assisted suicide deaths, 431 termination of life without request) and 18,213 deaths whereby the medical decisions that were intended to bring about the death. But… Read more »

Assisted suicide is not a progressive issue

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by Matthew Jansen, Pundit, 20 January 2016 Last year Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, asked “So who wants assisted suicide?” In Oregon, the poster child for New Zealand advocates of euthanasia and assisted suicide, the statistics after 17 years of the Death With Dignity Act are emphatic: White            … Read more »