Psychiatrists Warn of Assisted Suicide for Mental Illness A recent article in the National Post discussed the differences that several Canadian psychiatrists have when discussing assisted suicide for those with mental illness. Several psychiatrists oppose extending Canada’s assisted suicide laws and the fact that they put vulnerable people at risk of deadly harm. Below is
New Jersey Assisted Suicide Requests Nearly Double from 2021 to 2022
The 2022 New Jersey annual report on assisted suicide requests increased from 50 cases in 2021 to 91 cases in 2022. The program has expanded from 12 death requests in 2019 to the 91 reported in 2022. Alarmingly, 10% of the 2022 cases were patients under the age of 54. As reported in other states where assisted suicide is legal, 90% of lethal drug requesters are white. Elisa Kozlov, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, describes participants as “overwhelmingly white and educated.”
“New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the country, so you would hope to see a little bit more of that racial and ethnic diversity in the Medical Aid in Dying statistics,” Kozlov said.
The New Jersey report reveals further experimentation on patients by adding even more drugs to the drug cocktail used to achieve death. Read the full report here.
Summary of Massachusetts Hearing Last Friday on October 20th, 2023 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Massachusetts civil rights champions assembled and outnumbered assisted suicide proponents at the Massachusetts State House to ask Massachusetts legislators to once again vote “NO” to the dangerous and discriminatory public policy of assisted suicide. Notable testimony was provided by
Cathy Ludlum Comments on Assisted Suicide Bill in Connecticut Cathy Ludlum gave many helpful comments on the proposed assisted suicide bill in Connecticut. You can find the original article here. Read her comments below: “The very real likelihood of misdiagnosis, misprognosis, abuse and error is just enormous,” Cathy Ludlum, head of the grassroots organization Second