This article, published in a peer-reviewed academic journal, is based on a study of the three forms of assisted dying in use: euthanasia, assisted suicide, and capital punishment. All were found to have significant problems that result in what the authors call “inhumane” deaths, including very painful ones. They recommend the use of continuous medically-monitored anesthesia. … [Read more...] about Doctors Recommend Anesthesia for Assisted Death Pain Control
Well it appears that our little state has had a moment of fame, being, not exactly featured, but still very important, in this week's episode of a tv series. It was not, as we might expect, Vermont's quaint villages, pristine ski slopes, and bed and breakfasts that played a part in the show. It was instead the legality in Vermont of assisted suicide that was important in … [Read more...] about Even CBS Sees a Relationship Between Assisted Suicide and Murder
Declining treatment when one is clearly going to die soon in spite of anything that medicine can offer is one thing, but rendering oneself terminally ill by declining treatment that could offer several years of life seems another thing to us. That is what Robert Mitton, who was featured in a recent NY Times article we won't link, a puff piece for assisted suicide, wants to … [Read more...] about John Kelly Debates Man Who Wants to Die with a Doctor’s Help after Making Himself Terminally Ill by Declining Treatment That Could Give Him Several More Years of Life
This woman believes she would be more valuable dead than alive, and she wants assistance in suicide. How sad, for her and for us all, that the media, rather than calling for people to support her in living until she dies naturally, seems ready to call her wished-for suicide an act of … [Read more...] about Don’t Believe Legal Assisted Suicide Devalues Life with a Disability? Read this, and Watch the Video.