Kristen Hanson

Congress should keep the ADA in mind when setting assisted suicide policy

Lawmakers like Reps. Luis Correa (D-Calif.), Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), and Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) have done the American people a great service by calling out assisted suicide for the dangerous public policy that it is. This newly introduced truly bipartisan Sense of Congress resolution shines a light on the many dangers of assisted suicide and is …

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Cori Salchert: Assisted suicide is not the answer — every life is worth the fight

  As more and more states consider passing assisted suicide policy, it is important for Americans to realize that this dangerous policy puts vulnerable lives, like mine and my children’s, at risk. In 2012, I was facing what appeared to be a hopeless situation. In spite of pursuing a decade’s worth of surgical and pharmaceutical …

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Panel created by Quebec government says access to assisted suicide should be expanded

  A panel of experts is recommending the Quebec government expand access to medical aid in dying. In recommendations made public today, the group said people should be allowed to make advance directives requesting a doctor-assisted death, which is not allowed under current law. The panel suggests that to make such an advance request, a person …

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Assisted Suicide and ‘Neutrality’

  The RCGP is consulting members on its assisted suicide stance – currently, opposition. Their definition of ‘assisted dying’ does not mention terminal illness and could thus embrace doctors assisting the suicides of disabled, elderly and psychologically ill people. Can GPs really be ‘neutral’? Watch the video here… For more information: www.carenotkilling.org.uk/articles/the-rcgp-assisted-suicide-and-neutrality  

Where in Europe is assisted suicide legal?

  Only three countries approve of assisted suicide and euthanasia as a whole: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The first two even recognize requests from minors under strict circumstances, while Luxembourg excludes them from the legislation. Switzerland, Germany, Finland, and Austria allow assisted suicide under specific scenarios. Read more here…

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