Assisted Suicide

The Mass. Legislature must say ‘no’ to assisted suicide

IN A COMPLETE ABOUT-FACE, in early December, the Massachusetts Medical Society gave state legislators the nod to enact dangerous public policy that …

Suicide

Indiana Latest State to Consider Assisted Suicide

Indianapolis, Ind., Jan 9, 2018 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill to legalize assisted suicide in Indiana has come under fire by Catholic and …

Catholicism

Oregon’s Permissive Assisted Suicide Regime

The media have always gone along with the nonsense that assisted suicide and euthanasia laws are governed by strict guidelines to prevent abuse. In …

Conservative View

This Marine Veteran Just Died of Cancer at 36. Here’s Why He Fought Assisted Suicide.

“I was depressed. I was going through difficulty at that point. I needed counseling, I needed care, not assisted suicide pills,” J.J. Hanson, who …

Conservative View

Assisted suicide laws are creating a 'duty-to-die' medical culture

Despite not hearing about it often, assisted suicide is a major issue in the U.S. right now. In more than 20 states this year alone lawmakers have …

Health Care

Bruni “Gets It” About Disability Bias--Except for Assisted Suicide

When <i>New York Times</i> columnist Frank Bruni isn’t driving me nuts, it’s usually because he’s on vacation from his (very well written) column.<p>Today was …

Suicide

Hospice Kingston won’t offer assisted suicide

As representatives from Hospice Kingston get ready to submit a proposal to City Council for a new permanent facility on Princess Street, the local …

Health Care

Mass. Medical Society drops opposition to physician assisted suicide

Adopts position of "neutral engagement."

Health Care

Massachusetts physician group no longer opposed to assisted suicide

The Massachusetts Medical Society is no longer opposed to medical aid in dying as an end-of-life option for the terminally ill.<p>The society said …

Suicide

Victoria becomes first Australia state to legalise assisted suicide

SYDNEY: An Australian state Wednesday became the first in the country to legalise assisted dying, or euthanasia, with lawmakers voting to allow …

Suicide

Australian State To Legalize Voluntary Assisted Suicide: Euthanasia Laws Around The World

Victoria is on the path to becoming the first Australian state to legalize assisted dying after the upper house Wednesday passed a bill aimed at …

World News

Assisted Suicide Should Be in Suicide Statistics

Assisted suicide corrupts everything it touches.<p>This includes the seemingly uncontroversial field of vital statistics, in which suicides assisted …

Conservative View

Death far from home: doctors' advice led to tragedy that could have been avoided

One of the hallmarks of the euthanasia debate so far – in NSW and Victoria – has been the determination of its proponents to depict any opposition as …

Health Care

Co-founder of Swiss assisted suicide organization Exit dies aged 100

Rolf Sigg, one of a group of people who founded the assisted suicide organization Exit in 1982, has died at the age of 100, according to reports.

David Leyonhjelm

Fact check: Has assisted dying been a legal slippery slope overseas? - Fact Check - ABC News

The claim<p>The right to die remains a fiery issue in Australia, with the Northern Territory the only jurisdiction to have legalised euthanasia, …

South Dakota Assisted Suicide Bid Fails

Assisted suicide legalization has failed in yet another attempt.<p>In South Dakota, proponents tried to qualify a voter initiative for the 2018 ballot. …

South Dakota

The fear that dare not speak its name: how language plays a role in the assisted dying debate

Arguments in the “euthanasia debate” (as it is colloquially referred to in Australia) hinge in part on the language used to describe “death”.<p>The …

Language

Canada considers legalizing assisted suicide for children

As Canada moves to embrace assisted suicide, the country has found itself going further and further in just several short years. Assisted suicide was …

Suicide

I’m Not “Better Off Dead”: The Problem With Assisted Suicide Legislation

<b>This article contains references to assisted suicide, depression, and death.</b>Last week the Victorian Lower House passed an assisted suicide bill …

Ethics

Canadian doctors face questions over assisted suicide, euthanasia for minors

Ottawa, Canada, Nov 2, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Only one year after assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia became legal for adults in …

Ethics

Canadian doctors report more parents asking about assisted suicide for kids

Pediatricians group surveys members and finds some qualified support for expanding the law.<p>Sixteen months after nationwide legalization of …

Suicide

Canada’s assisted suicide law spurs a ‘campaign for conscience’

Fr. Geoffrey Angeles and parishioners of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral soliciting letters of support for Bill 34. INQUIRER/Isabel …

Health Care

The Health 202: Legalizing assisted suicide has stalled at every level

U.S. Politics

We need to address questions of gender in assisted dying

One of the principal motivations behind current efforts to legalise assisted suicide in Victoria and New South Wales (and most jurisdictions) is …

Gender

Stories making the Swiss Sunday papers

A new anti-terrorism plan, statistics on depression, and a revolutionary diabetes device – here are some of the leading stories making Swiss …

European News

7 Years Ago, Doctors Gave Mom Days To Live. Assisted Suicide Would Have Made That True

I will never forget it. I answered the phone one June morning in 2009. The voice on the phone said, “If you want to see your mother alive, you will …

Conservative View

Australian state's lower house passes assisted suicide bill

Melbourne, Australia, Oct 20, 2017 / 10:31 am (CNA).- A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's …

Australian Labor Party

Who will be the doctors of death in a time of assisted suicide?

Those requesting medically assisted death should be able to access it in an equitable, respectful and expedient way, says Craig Goldie<p><i>This piece</i> …

Health Care

The hidden implications of assisted suicide and euthanasia

A feature of the current debate on assisted dying, particularly among its proponents, has been the personal stories of distress involving the death …

Suicide

Life with Dignity: a Personal Plea against Assisted Suicide

Saint Augustine wrote, “it is never licit [right] to kill another: even if he should wish it, indeed if he request it because, hanging between life …

Suicide