Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

The slippery slope of euthanasia and assisted suicide

The Québec government’s Bill 52 does not restrict euthanasia to the terminally ill. It would allow people who have a serious and incurable illness, who “suffer from an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability” or those who are in … Continue reading

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“Palliative” Care and Assisted Suicide Only Options for some Oregon Patients

  Oregon is spending $3.2 million on an ad campaign for the Affordable Care Act to increase enrollment in the new “Cover Oregon” health insurance exchange. Meanwhile, the state is taking steps “that would deny life-saving treatments” to low-income residents … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide: Let’s not go there

In spite of evidence provided by studies which show that patients are euthanised without their request or consent in the Netherlands and Belgium, euthanasia and assisted suicide advocates ignore the data and keep on saying that safeguards will protect patients. … Continue reading

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Legalizing Euthanasia and Assisted suicide Would Affect Society not just Individuals

  The deaths of two Canadian women made headlines in recent months: the February suicide of Ruth Goodman, a Vancouver social activist who supported the legalization of assisted suicide; and the physician-assisted suicide in Switzerland in April of Susan Griffiths, … Continue reading

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Danger Ahead!

In January 2013, Mme Véronique Hivon, minister with the government of Québec announced the government’s plan to allow “medical aid in dying” before the summer. The word euthanasia was not used at the press conference but nonetheless, it is clear … Continue reading

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Quebec physicians speak out against euthanasia

The Physicians’ Alliance for Total refusal of Euthanasia  (Collectif de Médecins du refus médical de l’euthanasie), an alliance of Québec physicians who oppose the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide  issued this press release on February 19, 2013: “Physicians Rise … Continue reading

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Beware physician assisted suicide and euthanasia!

Studies on euthanasia and assisted suicide provide ample evidence that safeguards will not prevent the killing by euthanasia of vulnerable patients who did not request it or did not consent to it. The legalization of these practices would fundamentally alter … Continue reading

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Life is worth living

In a letter to the Ottawa Citizen published on July 24th, Jeanette Hall, a resident of Oregon, relates that she was diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and had previously voted in favour of assisted suicide in Oregon. At the time … Continue reading

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Guilty of assisted suicide

On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, a Minnesota man was found guilty of assisted suicide in the deaths of 18 year old Carleton University student, Nadia Kajouji and 32 year old Mark Drybrough from England when a Minnesota appeals court upheld … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide = killing

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are a false, misguided and deadly compassion. In Canada, words like “right to die”, “death with dignity”, “aid in dying”, “medically assisted death”, are being used to justify giving one person the legal right to kill … Continue reading

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