Here is a link to disability rights activist Stephen Mendelsohn’s wonderful testimony at the March 18, 2015 public hearing on the assisted suicide bill currently under consideration in the Connecticut General Assembly (HB 7015). Stephen is a leader of Second Thoughts Connecticut, a group of people with disabilities fighting the legalization of assisted suicide because it … [Read more...] about Opposition to Assisted Suicide Is An Urgent Issue of Justice and Civil Rights
Acceptance of Unintended Consequences
Assisted suicide is becoming a pseudo-religion, a form of spirituality, in which "(Brittany) Maynard has become a sort of secular saint for the cause, and the media have provided her hagiography," according to Psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty of the University of California at Irvine. What is being worshipped? In a blogpost linked below, Kheriaty writes that it is a delusional … [Read more...] about The “Movement” for Assisted Suicide: A New Kind of Religious Zealotry
Below, we link to a good article on the Brittany Maynard case, written before she committed assisted suicide but just as relevant now, especially as we await the edited death video that will almost certainly be released by Compassion and Choices and People Magazine. The article discusses how the Maynard case is a "textbook example" of "framing", a marketing technique in which … [Read more...] about Are the American People Smart Enough to See Through Compassion and Choices “Framing” of the Brittany Maynard Case?
Bob Orleck, who sent us the article in italics below, was in the Senate and House for every stage of the debate and knows exactly what happened. As a pharmacist with detailed knowledge of how the suicide drugs work, Bob is appalled that this law was passed. A very accurate analysis of what Act 39 (physician assisted suicide) will mean in real life practice to … [Read more...] about Pharmacist and Legislative Observer: Physician-assisted Suicide Was More Important to Vermont Legislators Than the Wrongful and Tragic Loss of Innocent Human Life
The article linked here is tentatively supportive of euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/david-penberthy-a-holiday-to-die-for-with-dr-phil/story-e6freabc-1226655125931). True Dignity adamantly disagrees with the author’s supposition that there is ever a "need" for the legalization of assisted suicide or … [Read more...] about Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide Advocate, Phillip Nitschke: “There Will Be Casualties.”