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Why are women with disabilities being given help to die, instead of help to live?

On July 24, 2017, CBC reported a story about a 25-year-old woman living in Newfoundland who has many disabilities. While she was hospitalized for illness, the doctor made a suggestion to her mother that she could consider medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as a choice for her daughter’s future. Her mother was reminded that assisted suicide …

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Euthanasia Group: We’re Not Respecting This Man’s “Human Rights” Unless We Kill Him in Assisted Suicide

A 67-year-old Shropshire man with motor neurone disease (MND) is seeking to overturn the law banning assisted suicide. Noel Conway is backed by the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society (now rebranded Dignity in Dying [DID]), whose lawyers will argue that the current blanket ban on assisted suicide under the Suicide Act is incompatible with his rights …

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Anita Cameron: 3 Reasons Black Americans Should Oppose Assisted Suicide

Although a 2013 Pew Research Center study shows that 65 percent of Blacks are against assisted suicide, there are not many Blacks who are active in the anti-doctor assisted suicide movement. Here are three reasons that we Blacks must join this critical movement. 1. Our Healthcare System is inherently racist. Studies show that Blacks are …

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Report confirms a massive majority against euthanasia in New Zealand

A New Zealand parliamentary committee has issued a report showing that 80 percent of people submitting their views about euthanasia opposed “assisted dying”. However, the committee has not made any recommendations about legislation since a private members bill has been introduced in parliament and is likely to be dealt with by a conscience vote. Two …

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The Worst MDs can Become Death Prescribers

The New York Times is on an assisted suicide/euthanasia promotion juggernaut. Recently, it had a magazine-length, front page story swooning story about a euthanasia party in Canada. Today, a major front-page opinion section column by a doctor supporting assisted suicide–but hand-wringing about it being done carefully. First, Jessica Nutik Zitter admits she might have assisted the suicide of …

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Why are women with disabilities being given help to die, instead of help to live?

People with disabilities and their caregivers are at risk for being made to say yes to medical assistance in dying when they don’t want to. On July 24, 2017, CBC reported a story about a 25-year-old woman living in Newfoundland who has many disabilities. While she was hospitalized for illness, the doctor made a suggestion to …

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Update: New Zealand Health Committee Rejects Assisted Suicide

The New Zealand Health Committee report on euthanasiathat received 22,000 submissions over a two year period, and direct input from 1000 people, including myself, did not recommend legalizing euthanasia. The Committee was formed based on an all-party agreement in response to a petition from Maryan Street, a former Labour MP. According to the article by Isaac Davison …

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