Tag: assisted suicide

I won’t intentionally help my patients to end their lives

by Marion Harris, The Age, 9 October 2017 The Australian Medical Association as well as most other international medical bodies do not support assisted dying laws. The American College of Physicians has this month published its position statement reaffirming its strong opposition to this practice on many levels. Even doctors who do support this are reluctant… Read more »

New York Courts Rule Against “Aid in Dying” and Warn of Its Dangers

by Richard M. Doerflinger, The Public Discourse, 29 September 2017 The Court of Appeals noted that claims of a state constitutional right to assisted suicide have lost everywhere else they have been tried—in Alaska, California, Florida, Michigan, and New Mexico. But this new defeat in New York is especially devastating to the assisted suicide cause. New… Read more »

Marine Corps veteran: I’m thankful I wasn’t offered assisted suicide when I was told I was dying three years ago

by J.J. Hanson, Fox News, 30 September 2017 J.J. Hanson is a terminal brain cancer patient, U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and president of Patients Rights Action Fund. Assisted suicide laws require a prognosis of six months or less to live, but how can we let our life-and-death decisions rest on these prognoses, when even… Read more »

Assisted suicide is dangerously disablist

by Phillippa Willitts, Global Comment, 22 September 2017 Philippa Willitts is a British freelance writer who specialises in writing about disability, women’s issues, social media and tech. Perhaps the most worrying aspect of the current assisted suicide debate in the UK and around the world is the idea that suicide prevention is very, very important and… Read more »

American College of Physicians Opposes Assisted Suicide

by Wesley J. Smith, Evolution News, 19 September 2017 The internist members of the ACP understand that assisted suicide is not beneficent. It is, rather — even though unintended — the abandonment of those among us experiencing their time of greatest need for unconditional inclusion, love, and truly compassionate care. Good for the ACP for leading on this crucial… Read more »

Māori Party: Do not vote for Labour over euthanasia 20/09/2017

by Newshub, 20 September 2017 In a statement released by the party, Tuilagi Saipele Esera, Māori Party Candidate for Manukau East, said Labour’s intention to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide was against Christian and Pacific cultural values.  “Euthanasia and assisted suicide is a rejection of the importance and value of human life. Do not vote… Read more »

Why Are Assisted Suicide Bills Continuously Failing In The US?

A blog post in HOPE: Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, 6 September 2017 HOPE is a coalition of groups and individuals who oppose the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide and support measures that will make euthanasia and assisted suicide unthinkable.  23 consecutive failures at legislating in 2017 with no bill anywhere being successful.  We are led… Read more »