Tag: assisted suicide

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 »

The Contagion of Euthanasia and the Corruption of Compassion

by Arthur Goldberg and Shimon Cowen, The Public Discourse, 11 September 2017 Mr Goldberg is Co-Director of the American-based Jewish Institute for Global Awareness. Mr Cowen is Director of the Institute for Judaism and Civilization in Melbourne, Australia. Humans do not live in isolation. The more our culture sends messages that some lives are less valuable than others, the… Read more »

Narelle Henson: Complex matters of life and death

by Narelle Henson, Waikato Times, 15 September 2017 In fact, ACT’s David Seymour dismissed O’Connor’s claim using the example of suicidal young people, a group we are rightly fighting desperately to save in New Zealand. But in Belgium where euthanasia is legal, a suicidal young woman won the right to euthanasia. Why? Because the courts agree… Read more »

Words Matter

A blog post from HOPE: Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, 4 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.  Unmistakeably, [sic] in acts of euthanasia, the subject person’s life is ended by the… Read more »

Assisted Suicide – What’s The Big Song and Dance?

by Mik Scarlet, HuffPost UK, 21 August 2017 Mr Scarlet is a broadcaster, journalist, and musician. However much many would like to think that our community has gained increasing equality and rights, disabled people are still not seen as truly equal. With the Paralympics fast approaching and Channel 4 rolling out it’s Superhumans publicity campaign it… Read more »

Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide: The 2017 General Election

David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill – which seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide – still awaits debate in Parliament, which will take place sometime after our general election on 23 September 2017. Ultimately, the outcome of Seymour’s Bill will be determined by the 121 Members of Parliament (MPs) that will be elected… Read more »

Top New York court rules against physician-assisted suicide

by Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, 7 September 2017 The New York court upheld the clear and fundamental distinction between killing and letting die. The withdrawal of treatment does not cause death, but rather it does not delay natural death from occurring whereas assisted suicide directly and intentionally causes death. The court then stated that… Read more »