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Two New Videos about Belgium’s Experience Show That So-Called Safeguards in Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Laws Are Only Illusions

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The Vermont Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony on Wednesday on Act 39. The two questions being examined: “Is Act 39 working?” and “Should the sunset provisions in Act 39 be repealed?” Testimony was heard from a dozen people, nearly all of whom acknowledged that there are problems with the law, including the lack […]

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In a shocking unanimous decision yesterday, Canada’s  Supreme Court overturned the long-standing countrywide ban on doctor assisted death.  The ruling applies to the whole country. Because the ruling did not, as far as we can glean from newspaper reports, require that the poison by which a person’s life would be ended must be self administered, […]

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When Doctor-Assisted Death is Legal Supply Creates Demand

A December 10, 2014 posting by True Dignity guest author W. Carol Cleigh showed how the practice of assisted suicide has expanded over the sixteen years since it was legalized in Oregon (http://www.truedignity.org/whats-going-oregon/). The French journal LePoint recently interviewed Etienne Montero, dean of the law school at Belgium’s University of Namur and author of Rendezvous […]

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No Capital Punishment Belgium to Euthanize, Not Treat, Prisoner

This leaves us nearly speechless.  Here in the US, where many states execute murderers by lethal injection, there have been incidences in which the drugs have failed, causing great suffering and a prolonged death.  Many in the US are calling for an end to executions using drugs that do not always work in the ways […]

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Again today, my Facebook feed is filled with statements of mourning about yet another reported suicide of a well known person. People who knew Robin Williams only by his public persona are grieved by his untimely death, allegedly at his own hands. We can only imagine the heartbreak being experienced by his friends and family. […]

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Still Think Assisted Suicide Is No Threat to People with Disabilities? Read This.

A family in Canada has received an anonymous letter urging it to euthanize its 13 year old autistic child. Thanks to Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition for posting this one on his blog page (http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/2013/08/canadian-family-sent-letter-telling.html).  You can click on the letter to enlarge and read it. Proponents of assisted suicide will react to […]

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