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Bill Would Require Federal Funds to Pay for Assisted Suicide

The use of federal funds to cover any costs associated with assisted suicide is currently against the law based on a bill signed in 1997 by President Bill Clinton after Oregon's lethal law went into effect. Now, a new bill has been introduced to force Medicare, the VA, and the federal share of Medicaid to cover expenses associated with assisted suicide. Read More ›
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European Court: Assisted Suicide Not a Human Right

Back in 1997, the euthanasia movement tried to gain an assisted-suicide Roe v. Wade. It didn’t work out. The Supreme Court instead ruled in Glucksberg v. Washington 9–0 that there is no constitutional right to assisted suicide. Now, some 27 years later, the European Court of Human Rights has issued a similar ruling. Read More ›
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Euthanize Me, or I’ll Starve Myself to Death

In Canada, an autistic 27-year-old suicidal woman known as M.V. — whose judicially approved euthanasia was delayed until at least October by her father's claim that she does not qualify — is now starving herself to emotionally blackmail the court into allowing her to be killed expeditiously. Read More ›
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Normalizing Assisted Suicide Will Lead to a Duty to Die

Euthanasia isn't really about compassion but fear of decline and a loathing of dependency — and of those experiencing them. That nasty truth has become abundantly clear with a new column published in the Times of London. Read More ›
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An empty hospital bed with dying flowers.
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Euthanasia Poisons People and Societies

Most of the media report on euthanasia in the glowing, uncritical language of empowered patients "dying peacefully on their own terms." In contrast, euthanasia abuses and horror stories—an ever-growing list—generally receive little focused media attention and remain outside the notice of people not engaged with the issue. Read More ›
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National flag on stethoscope conceptual series - Switzerland
National flag on stethoscope conceptual series - Switzerland

‘Healthy’ American Sisters Die at Swiss Suicide Clinic

Always remember that the conjoined mantras, “Strict guidelines protect against abuse,” and, “Assisted suicide is only for the terminally ill,” are utter bunk. Once suicide is redefined as a human right, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep the beast caged. Read More ›
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Why the Hawaii Health Department Wants Looser Assisted-Suicide Rules

Please understand, dear readers, that when assisted-suicide advocates promise strict guidelines to protect against abuse, they don’t really mean it. The promise’s purpose is to get the law passed, not to be kept. Read More ›
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Florida Hospital Sues to End Ill Nurse’s Life

“Futile care” — the forced removal by doctors and hospital bioethics committees of wanted life-extending treatment over patient and family objections — is, alas, still the law of Texas. And now a hospital in Florida has sued for the right to do the same thing to Genea Bristol, age 41. Read More ›
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Studio image of mentally ill woman in straitjacket

Euthanizing the Mentally Ill

Should psychiatrists and other doctors assist the suicides of mentally ill patients? Not that long ago, the answer to that question would have been unequivocally, “No” The job of a mental health professional is to save the lives of suicidal patients, not help them die. Read More ›
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Wesley J. Smith Testimony Before the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee in Support of SB 917

The primary purpose of SB 917 is to prevent unilateral forced withdrawals—over the objection of patients and/or families—of wanted life-extending treatment based on doctors’ beliefs about the quality of the patient’s life. Read More ›