Assisted Suicide

It’s not pain but ‘existential distress’ that leads people to assisted suicide, study suggests

A few decades ago, doctor-assisted suicide was considered a fringe idea despite surveys showing many physicians supported the idea under certain circumstances. The face of euthanasia at that time was Jack Kevorkian, a Michigan pathologist nicknamed “Dr. Death.” By his own admission, he helped 130 …

Research

Medical Conscience Victory in Vermont

With the attacks on medical conscience increasing, some good news. Alliance Defending Freedom has successfully obtained a consent decree that …

Suicide

Assisted Suicide Loses in Maine

We have been told over many years that assisted suicide is unstoppable, an idea for which the time has come.<p>Baloney. Assisted suicide legalization …

Suicide

How one cardinal believes euthanasia can be shown as 'toxic'

Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that …

Ethics

Inverness MS sufferer to defer appointment at Swiss assisted suicide clinic

Sign up to our Daily newsletter<p>An Inverness man with a crippling illness has “deferred” his decision to end his own life at a Swiss clinic next month.<p>…

Suicide

Woman inspired after watching show about Diane Pretty's brave fight for right to die marries her widower

Tragic Diane Pretty’s heartbreaking fight for the right to die moved divorcee Carol Harris to tears.<p>Carol was overwhelmed by dying Diane’s brave bid …

Suicide

OOSTERHOFF: Docs deserve conscience protection

In March, I attended hearings for Bill 84, the Medical Assistance in Dying legislation put forward by the provincial Liberals.<p>I listened to doctors, …

Rights & Freedoms

Seven lessons for VR journalists, from the people who should know

A new Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report speaks to the media companies making VR – and finds them worried about lack of growth<p>As …

Virtual Reality

Opinion: Treatment, not assisted death, for mentally ill people

With the passage of Bill C-14 last year, medically assisted death, or assisted suicide, has become a reality for physically ill patients with …

Mental Disorders

Amazon tweaks so-called 'assisted suicide' publishing contracts to ink EU deal

Amazon has successfully wrapped up an antitrust deal in Europe today. The European Commission has closed its investigation into the retail giant’s …

Amazon

Dying with Dignity: Karel Schoeman – a private life, a public death

Accepting the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction in 2014, journalist, commentator and author Max du Preez remarked that it was really Karel Schoeman …

Photojournalism

British MS sufferer is given date he can end his own life through assisted suicide

A multiple sclerosis sufferer has been given the date he can end his own life – and says it is his choice to be “the condemned man”.<p>Former IT …

Suicide

Mentally Ill Woman Euthanized in Canada

I did a radio interview yesterday warning that I expected Canada to, one day, allow euthanasia as a “treatment” for serious mental illness.<p>Today, I …

Mental Health

Australian bishops: Assisted suicide is the opposite of health care

Melbourne, Australia, Apr 25, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Proposals to legalize euthanasia in the Australian state of Victoria are based on …

Suicide

Lifetime's New Euthanasia Drama Showcases Liberal Obsession with Assisted Suicide

In the wake of pro-assisted-suicide films like <i>Me Before You</i> and the media’s applauding of Brittany Maynard’s choice to die, Lifetime’s new euthanasia …

Suicide

Commentary: Assisted suicide is an affront to mental illness, not a cure for it

After a years-long battle with mental illness, 27-year-old Adam Maier-Clayton committed suicide last week.<p>His dying wish was to make it easier for …

Mental Health

Assisted suicide for mentally ill? Canada weighs what some European nations already allow

Canadian legislators may soon pass a law extending the right to physician assistance in dying, also known as physician-assisted suicide, to the mentally ill.<p>The possibility of such a move, which would bring Canadian policy somewhat into line with Dutch and Belgian policies, stems from a 2015 …

Mental Disorders

Canada Push To Allow Mentally Ill Euthanasia

Euthanasia/assisted suicide is NOT about terminal illness. The issue is about normalizing killing as a response to human suffering.<p>Sure, the initial …

Mental Disorders

Widow of Italian right-to-die protagonist turns herself in

ROME (AP) — The widow of an Italian man who became a protagonist in Italy's euthanasia debate turned herself into police on Friday after bringing another terminally ill man to Switzerland to die.<p>Mina Welby told reporters outside the Tuscan police station that Davide Trentini had administered a …

Italy

Terminally-ill man wins right to launch legal battle on assisted suicide law

<b>A terminally ill man has won the right to challenge the law on assisted suicide.</b><p>Judges have ruled Noel Conway, who suffers with motor neurone disease …

Suicide

CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Promotes Assisted Suicide, Turns BLM on Its Head

Friday night’s episode of CBS’s <i>Blue Bloods,</i> “Love Lost,” took a turn for the worse in promoting assisted suicide, but also showed the true dedication …

Conservative POV

Judge Neil Gorsuch writings are under scrutiny for mimicry, poor attribution

WASHINGTON — Just days from an expected vote on his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch faced accusations on Wednesday that he …

Neil Gorsuch

Euthanasia advocate shares dying patient’s final moments

A Melbourne doctor has described his final moments with a patient who died after taking a life-ending drug.<p>"I was with him at the end and sat with …

Health Care

I’m a Democrat who worked with Neil Gorsuch—and I think his morals matter more than his politics

For three years, I had the pleasure of working with Neil Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law School. This week, I will be watching eagerly as the US Congress prepares to vote on his confirmation as Supreme Court justice.<p>As a Democrat, I have tremendous respect for the political reasons that …

Suicide

Gorsuch's views on assisted suicide under fire

Neil Gorsuch's views on physician-assisted suicide have come under scrutiny as a showdown over the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation looms. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

Neil Gorsuch

Assisted Suicide, The Musical could change your mind on euthanasia

<b>COMEDY FESTIVAL<br>ASSISTED SUICIDE: THE MUSICAL</b> ★★★ <b><br>Liz Carr<br>Malthouse Theatre<br>Until April 9​</b><p>In <i>Dicing With Dr Death</i>, euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke​ …

Feds should prevent controlled-substances use in assisted suicide

<i>Re: “Federal threats to Colorado’s aid-in-dying law,” March 25 guest commentary.</i>As an anti-euthanasia activist since 1993, I am used to opponents …

Suicide

Assisted suicide up for consideration, again

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Detroit

Controversial virtual reality simulates assisted suicide

“Last Moments” is a virtual reality video that simulates one’s final minutes before committing assisted suicide. London-based filmmaker Avril Furness …

Virtual Reality

After ‘intense debate,’ Hawaii lawmakers defer suicide bill

HONOLULU — The House Health Committee of the Hawaii Legislature on March 23 unanimously voted to defer a bill that would have legalized …

Suicide