Assisted Suicide

Woodshock Is an Intriguingly Starry-eyed Trip to Nowhere

If it weren’t for the fact that a large portion of it takes place at a weed dispensary, <i>Woodshock</i> could easily be mistaken for a period piece set at …

Darren Aronofsky

People with disabilities often fear they’re a burden. That’s why legal assisted suicide scares me.

We should focus on offering better, more affordable options for keeping people alive.<p>It's been nearly 10 years since I was rushed to the hospital at 4 am, but you don't forget something like that.<p>Internal bleeding. "It's gone septic," my wife recalls hearing, understanding only that that meant …

Politics

American College of Physicians Opposes Assisted Suicide

Excellent. The American College of Physicians, after studying the issue, has issued a policy statement against the legalization of assisted suicide. …

Conservative View

House Votes to Strike Down D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

The House of Representatives voted Thursday, as part of a spending bill, to strike down “The Death with Dignity Act of 2015” which was signed into …

Conservative View

Assisted dying laws to be debated in New South Wales and Victoria

Both proposals would allow doctor-assisted suicide where a person is terminally ill and expected to die within 12 months<p>Australia’s two biggest states are about to debate contentious assisted dying laws, with Victoria’s bill expected to go to parliament next week and New South Wales’s proposed law …

New South Wales

New York court delivers big win to foes of physician-assisted suicide

New York’s highest appeals court has unanimously ruled that the state’s ban on physician-assisted suicide is constitutional, granting a major victory …

Health Care

NY court unanimously rejects assisted suicide in major pro-life victory

Albany, N.Y., Sep 8, 2017 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- New York’s highest court upheld the state’s ban on assisted suicide Thursday, in what Catholic …

Suicide

Court of Appeals rejects right to 'aid in dying'

ALBANY — Terminally ill patients do not have a constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.<p>In a 5-0 ruling, the Court of Appeals ruled against three terminally ill plantiffs — two of whom have died since the suit was filed — seeking to overturn the …

Law

New York appellate court upholds ban on assisted suicide

NEW YORK<p>Pro-assisted suicide arguments rejected<p>New York’s ban on assisted suicide will stand after the state’s highest court on Thursday rejected arguments from terminally ill patients who say they should have the right to seek life-ending drugs from a doctor.<p>The Court of Appeals ruled Thursday …

News (U.S.)

New York Appeals Court Delivers Major Ruling on Doctor Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is illegal, New York's highest court rules https://t.co/nDSGlyhBg6<p>— The Buffalo News (@TheBuffaloNews) September 7, …

Conservative View

ABC News

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Judiciary

No state constitutional right to assisted suicide, New York high court rules

This reasoning of this morning’s lead opinion in <i>Myers v. Schneiderman</i> tracks the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions as applied to the U.S. Constitution in <i>Washington v. Glucksberg</i> (1997) and <i>Vacco v. Quill</i> (1997). The opinion is an unsigned “per curiam” opinion that doesn’t seem to have gotten majority …

Law

New York's Highest Court Rules Against Physician-Assisted Suicide

New York’s highest court on Thursday ruled that physician-assisted suicide isn’t a fundamental right, rejecting a legal effort by terminally ill patients to decriminalize doctor-assisted suicide through the courts.<p>The state Court of Appeals, though, said it wouldn’t stand in the way if New York’s …

News (U.S.)

Ruling barring N.Y. docs from providing aid-in-dying care upheld

ALBANY — New York’s highest court unanimously upheld state laws Thursday that forbid doctors from helping their patients commit suicide.<p>In a …

Law

NY High Court Rejects Assisted Suicide Right

There is no constitutional right to assisted suicide, so the courts keep ruling.<p>The Supreme Court of United States rejected an assisted suicide <i>Roe v.</i> …

Conservative View

Print

In the Netherlands, there can never be enough suicide and euthanasia.<p>Think about it. Terminally ill people can be terminated by doctors.<p>Chronically …

Euthanasia

A momentum shift against assisted suicide

Momentum is finally shifting against the legalization and expansion of assisted suicide. Twenty-three states have rejected bills attempting to …

Suicide

How the Media Promote (Some) Suicides | Wesley J. Smith

I began my work against assisted suicide in 1993. The emotional zeitgeist at the time focused intensely—and exclusively—on preventing all suicides. …

Today's letters: Sensitive Citizen coverage of assisted dying, and it's true, singles don't get enough benefits

<i>Our letter writers weigh in on coverage of assisted dying, respond to our columnists and wonder where the benefits for singles are.</i><p><i>Got opinions?</i> …

Canadian News

Most Australians are rubbish at dying

Australians are rubbish at dying. Don't take it personally: so are most people who live in the developed world.<p>Anxiety about death has grown deep …

Health Care

Dying of Despair

I began my work against assisted suicide in 1993.<p>In the intervening years, I have witnessed a very disturbing change. When I began, the emotional …

Conservative View

In Ontario, legal assisted suicide could kill conscientious objection

Toronto, Canada, Aug 18, 2017 / 02:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Conscience protections for Catholic hospitals and other organizations could soon come …

Health Care

Elderly Couple Euthanized Together So They Don’t Have To Live Without Each Other

“They gave each other a big kiss and passed away confidently holding hands. According to their own wish."The post Elderly Couple Euthanized Together …

United States

In Rare Double Euthanasia, 91-Year-Old Couple Died 'Confidently Holding Hands'

“Dying together was their deepest wish,” the couple's daughter said.<p>Ninety-one-year-old lovebirds Nic and Trees Elderhorst kissed each other goodbye and, while still holding hands, died together in a rare double euthanasia, a Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported last week.<p>The couple, who …

Euthanasia

So much to lose if we allow voluntary assisted dying

In any case, you wonder at calls for dying with dignity when there are so many Australians who find living with dignity impossible. Perhaps a greater …

Australian News

California Hospital Sued for Refusing to Assist Suicide

This lawsuit is a little before its time.<p>Should assisted suicide become widely accepted in this country, activists will try to force all doctors to …

Conservative View

Why This Veteran With Terminal Brain Cancer Opposes Legalizing Assisted Suicide

A veteran is using his personal experiences to battle both physician-assisted suicide and terminal brain cancer to protect other patients.<p>“In 2014, …

Conservative View

The Worst MDs can Become Death Prescribers

The <i>New York Times</i> is on an assisted suicide/euthanasia promotion juggernaut. Recently, it had a magazine-length, front page story swooning story …

Suicide

Assisted suicide for mental health issues? A Catholic response

Denver, Colo., Aug 5, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With awareness of mental health conditions on the rise, how is the Church called to respond …

Mental Health

New Zealand inquiry doesn't recommend legalizing assisted suicide, euthanasia

Wellington, New Zealand, Aug 4, 2017 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A long-term inquiry submitted to New Zealand's parliament Wednesday did not …

Catholicism