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So Now Suicide of the Dying is “a Gift” to Their Families

People Magazine has published an article about a man who writes that his wife’s last week was so traumatic to him that he believes Brittany Maynard gave her husband “a gift” by committing suicide. We wouldn’t dream of linking to this sick justification of selfishness. The article is clear evidence of how far down the […]

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Ezekiel Emanuel has spent his life building an impressive resume and now, at age 56, he wants the world to know that by 75 he plans to stop working so hard. In fact, he says that if he is still alive at 75, his master plan is to “stop all medical treatment” with the goal […]

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Dutch Ethicist Who Supported Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Now Says Legalization Was a Terrible Mistake

The link below contains an article about Dutch ethicist Theo Boer’s testimony against legalization of assisted suicide/euthanasia before the British House of Lords.  At the end you can find the testimony itself. Dr. Boer points out that, in the Netherlands: 1.  With euthanasia deaths and assisted suicides increasing at a rate of 15% annually, “euthanasia […]

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Why is Harry Chen Opposed to Patients Knowing which Health Care Providers Oppose Assisted Suicide?

In response to a question regarding True Dignity’s proposal to develop a registry of “safe” health care providers and institutions, Vermont Commissioner of Health Harry Chen said one of the potential “silver linings” of S.77 is that it will spur conversations between patients and doctors about end-of-life decisions, and a “safe doctors” registry could discourage […]

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The Guardian, a progressive, left-leaning newspaper in England, reported recently that Japan’s Minister of Finance thinks elderly people should “hurry up and die”, to relieve pressure on the government to pay for their medical care: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/22/elderly-hurry-up-die-japanese Despite the pro-suicide camp’s tactics of promoting this legislation in Vermont in order to ensure “choice”, it in fact […]

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Assisted Suicides for Debt Reduction?

Like many others engaged in the assisted suicide fight I read David Brooks’s op-ed titled Death and Budgets in the opinion pages of the July 14th New York Times with shocked repulse.  His op-ed suggests that end-of-life care is a primary cause of our current financial crisis, and assisted suicide should be promoted for the sick, disabled […]

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