Assisted Suicide

"Are there any last words?" Harrowing VR simulator reveals what final moments are like at assisted suicide clinic Dignitas

"Are you sure you wish to drink this in which you will sleep and die?".<p>These are the harrowing words in which people are helped to die at Dignitas in …

Virtual Reality

Arizona strengthens conscience protections for health care workers

Phoenix, Ariz., Mar 28, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Health care providers and institutions opposed to assisted suicide gained more legal …

Health Care

‘Mary Kills People’ Is Euthanasia Propaganda

Television dramas are taking on controversial subjects with greater frequency these days, and the new Lifetime program <b>Mary Kills People</b> is no …

Euthanasia

Quebec considers assisted death for dementia patients

MONTREAL—Quebec’s health minister says the province will consider allowing people to make advance requests for assisted suicide, which would allow …

Canadian News

I 'died' in virtual reality at the assisted suicide clinic Dignitas

The Last Moments experience simulates death in the Swiss clinic<p>Last week, I died in virtual reality. To be precise, I killed myself by committing to an assisted suicide at the Swiss clinic Dignitas. As I lay on the hospital-style bed, a nurse carried in a small plastic glass: water mixed with a …

Virtual Reality

Neil Gorsuch is “not a neutral legal mind”: Key Senate Democrats vow to filibuster President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Two Democratic Senators from states Donald Trump won have committed to vote against the president’s SCOTUS pick<p>Key Senate Democrats, including at least one representing a state Donald Trump won, are finally signaling that there is absolutely nothing to be gained by playing nice with Republicans and …

Liberal POV

Gorsuch made an important distinction when asked about assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to …

Catholicism

4 Takeaways From Neil Gorsuch’s Second Day of Questioning

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch addressed physician-assisted suicide, conservatism, and the Constitution in a second and final day of questioning …

Conservative POV

What Gorsuch wrote about assisted suicide - The Washington Post

9:33 PM<p>March 21 by Mark Berman<p>What Gorsuch wrote about assisted suicide<p>Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) brought up Gorsuch’s book on assisted suicide and euthanasia, which serves as a reminder that the Supreme Court nominee has written quite extensively on these subjects.<p>In 2006, the same year Gorsuch was …

Suicide

Courts could challenge Parliament's decision not to legalise assisted dying

The courts could overrule a Parliamentary decision not to legalise assisted dying after a terminally ill man mounted a new bid to change the law.<p>Noel Conway, 67, from Shrewsbury, who has motor neurone disease, has applied for permission to mount a judicial review.<p>The basis of the case is that the …

Motor Neurone Disease

Gorsuch, Abortion and the Concept of Personhood

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has written little about abortion, and we do not know whether he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established abortion as a fundamental right. But he has expressed a position on two related subjects, assisted suicide and euthanasia. In …

Opinion

Neil Gorsuch facing 'rigorous' confirmation hearing this week

President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, begins his confirmation hearings before …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Neil Gorsuch’s Dissertation Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

If Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, he would play a decisive role in the future of same-sex marriage in the United …

Marriage

A Read on the Conscience of Neil Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch is a reactionary with “troubling” views that are “far outside the mainstream” and represent an “imminent threat to our constitutional rights.” That’s according to the various organs of the activist left that have set out to torpedo his nomination to the Supreme Court. To get a better …

Opinion

Showdown over Gorsuch: Evangelicals, don't get distracted, it's still all about the Supreme Court

Evangelicals: it’s still all about the Supreme Court.<p>I’m not saying that health care, taxes and immigration reform aren’t important. They are. However, in an era when we are as divided as ever before as a nation, nearly all of these important issues will inevitably be decided in the courts – not by …

Opinion

Gorsuch's writings could prompt end of life questions at confirmation hearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch appears before senators this week, he is sure to face familiar questions on hot topics such as abortion. But a distinct aspect of his record is likely to provoke interest in an issue that rarely arises in confirmation hearings: May …

Suicide

Assisted Suicide Loses in New Mexico

We keep hearing how legalized assisted suicide is unstoppable. And yet, over the last twenty-five-plus years, it is stopped again and again and again.<p>…

Conservative POV

What is the Future of ‘Death with Dignity’ Laws in Trump Era?

Congress and the White House may try to weaken aid-in-dying laws, but supporters say they can fight at the state and local level.<p>It’s the early days …

Health Care

Despite warnings, assisted suicide bill advances in Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii, Mar 13, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although critics said an assisted suicide bill would put vulnerable people at risk and …

Catholicism

Those Bigoted Boston Parade Organizers Are Out of Allies

This week in the laboratories of democracy.<p><i>(Permanent musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><i>Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin' gets done, and where a man can't give his address out to bad company.</i><p>We begin …

Equality

UK church leaders: Pharmacists could be forced to dispense lethal drugs

MANCHESTER, England — The Catholic Church has predicted that British pharmacists could be forced to dispense lethal drugs under plans to prohibit …

Religion

Neil Gorsuch's Gay 'Friends' Won't Save Us on the Supreme Court

The SCOTUS nominee's LGBT pals don't blot out his reverence for some very troubling individuals.

LGBTQ

The ethics of assisted suicide. - PubMed

The ethics of assisted suicide and the wisdom of changing public policy to support assisted suicide are considered from the perspective of the social …

Suicide

How many people are ending their lives using legal euthanasia?

The Victorian Parliament will consider a bill to legalise euthanasia in the second half of 2017. That follows the South Australian Parliament’s …

Euthanasia

Liberal politicians open to idea of assisted suicide for under-75s

Politicians have suggested that an assisted suicide bill for the over-75s could in future possibly apply to younger people, reports...

Netherlands

A Theatrical Rebuttal to the Farce of 'Dignicide'

London<p>I’m choosing choice So are my girls and boys Choice is king, there’s no denyin’ Cut my choice, and I’ll start cryin’<p>So runs one of the many catchy tunes in “Assisted Suicide: The Musical.” The title and subject are dark, but British theatergoers don’t seem to care. “Assisted Suicide” has …

Opinion

Assisted Suicide Dehumanizes Suffering, Opponents Argue

Allowing physicians to help people kill themselves is a misguided “game changer” in how society responds to suffering, a doctor who specializes in …

Health Care

In places where it's legal, how many people are ending their lives using euthanasia?

The Victorian Parliament will consider a bill to legalise euthanasia in the second half of 2017. That follows the South Australian Parliament’s …

David Leyonhjelm

Despite opposition, assisted suicide law takes effect in nation’s capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia has joined six states in the country in allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally …

Health Care

DJ's assisted suicide stirs up Italy euthanasia debate

<b>Much loved Italian disc jockey, DJ Fabo, passed away on Monday after choosing assisted dying in Switzerland. He saw it as the only option after becoming severely disabled after a road accident.</b><p>His death at a clinic in Zurich has reignited the debate in Italy about laws on assisted dying, with …

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