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November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

Today is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month Social Media Action Day! We hope you’ll join us for this day of sharing positive images and stories of hospice and palliative care, using #hapcFacesofCaring and #HospiceMonth. #assistedsuicide #caringnotkilling #endoflifecare

Assisted suicide is flawed

As pastors, we see firsthand the issues that the most vulnerable members of our society face. I see what happens when one life is deemed more valuable than another and that is exactly why we are opposed to legalizing assisted suicide in Massachusetts. Assisted suicide unfairly targets the most vulnerable: the terminally ill, people with …

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NH Court Expands Guardian’s Authority to Forgo Care Against Ward’s Wishes

New Hampshire court says a guardian doesn’t have to follow a ward’s known preferences regarding life-sustaining treatment, harming patient care and disincentivizing lifesaving care because insurance companies have a cheaper option.   In the same way, #assistedsuicide legislation targets the vulnerable, allowing a guardian to be a beneficiary of the patient’s estate AND be signer …

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Netherlands backs euthanasia for terminally ill children under 12

  The Dutch government has approved plans to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children aged between one and 12. …Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said the rule change would prevent some children from “suffering hopelessly and unbearably”. Euthanasia is currently legal in the Netherlands for children older than 12, with mandatory consent from the patient …

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You Don’t Discourage Suicide by Assisting Suicides

September is National Suicide Prevention Month     Luke’s Story   “Every suicide is tragic – whether you’re old or young, healthy or sick, your life is worth living,” says Luke Maxwell, 19, who survived an attempt to take his own life.

Investing in palliative care will help build a more compassionate society

We must invest in strengthening the nature of our society by raising the level of palliative care and resist all efforts towards facilitating the death of the vulnerable among us. Earlier this month, a cross party group of Parliamentarians heard from internationally renowned Dutch ethicist Professor Theo Boer who, in 2002, initially supported the legalization …

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