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  • Oregon Assisted Suicide Deaths
    made it clear that they intend to push America into involuntary euthanasia Derek Humphry the founder of the movement to legalize euthanasia recently wrote E conomics not the quest for broadened individual liberties or increased autonomy will drive assisted suicide to the plateau of acceptable practice Is there in fact a duty to die a responsibility within the family unit After stating his case that older people and people with

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/oregoned.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Oregon Taxpayers To Cover Assisted Suicide
    nor psychiatric care may be available for miles and miles said Dr Gregory Hamilton president of Physicians for Compassionate Care To offer state funded suicide while failing to offer adequate care is unconscionable The new policy is scheduled to take effect in two months but it must withstand federal scrutiny because Medicaid receives federal matching funds Congress passed a law in April that forbids federal money from being used to

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/oregon98.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Reaction to Oregon Vote on Assisted Suicide
    will cloak this practice so that it will be impossible to expose abuses or reverse course Stevens said Pro family groups also expressed their dismay at the voter support for allowing doctors to kill terminally ill patients A majority of Oregon voters deluded themselves into believing that physician assisted suicide is about personal autonomy and choice said Carrie Gordon of Focus on the Family Oregon s approval of state sanctioned

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/ovote.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Australian "Dr. Death" Creates New "Death Machine"
    in a matter of minutes Wendy Wright senior policy director of Concerned Women for America said it is the latest gadget from a man looking for publicity He likes to promote himself by promoting death Wright said The death machine can also pump pure oxygen a feature Nitschke cynically added to frustrate any attempts at legislative control Wright said that s particularly evil His new device is not even being marketed to people who are in pain or who are terminally ill Wright said He claims it would only be available for people who have been members of his club for a year According to the National Institute of Mental Health almost 10 percent of the population suffers from clinical depression Dr John Kilner president of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity said that makes Nitschke s machine all the more sinister Particularly for those who have genuine depression giving these kind of tools and gadgets is quite dangerous Kilner said Though advocates of assisted suicide often refer to it as death with dignity Kilner said that is a misnomer To throw away the gift of life because it s not quite the brand we wanted is really to

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/nit.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Canada Bill C-384
    but appears to be lucid and is living with chronic depression can be directly and intentionally killed by a medical practitioner Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Summary of Euthanasia Bill C 384 Dispelling the Myths About Canada Bill C 384 C 384 Directly Threatens the Lives of People with Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Groups Non à l euthanasie version complète pdf 2009 Non à l euthanasie version abrégée pdf 2009 Over 100

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/c384.html (2016-02-14)
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  • 100 Doctors and Lawyers Warn Canada's Parliament Against Assisted Suicide Bill
    appear attractive they have profound adverse effects on the social fabric of society on attitudes towards death and illness and on attitudes towards those who are ill or have disabilities The brief warns that in the Netherlands where euthanasia and physician assisted suicide have been legalized at least 1 000 patients including children and newborn babies are being killed every year without their consent by doctors Nearly one in ten deaths of newborn babies in Holland occurs after doctors administer medication to babies with the explicit purpose of hastening death The statement quotes UK palliative care specialists who warn that Euthanasia once accepted is uncontrollable for philosophical logical and practical reasons Patients will certainly die without and against their wishes if any such legislation is introduced The doctors state It is easier and cheaper to kill a patient than to treat The brief warns that once euthanasia or physician assisted suicide has been legalized it would put immense pressure on those who due to illness or disability consider themselves to be a burden to relatives or society Patients or individuals with disabilities will be pressured warns the letter into euthanasia or physician assisted suicide In Oregon where physician assisted suicide has been legalized almost two thirds of all those who died through physician assisted suicide were at least to some extent motivated by the belief that they had become a burden to others The letter notes that the desire to die and the will to live frequently changes over time especially if pain and depression have been treated The wish to die is rarely a truly autonomous decision Rather than assisted suicide leading to a good death the brief notes that medical evidence from Holland shows that nearly one in five patients who attempted physician assisted suicide were killed by

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/canadadoctors.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Canadian Bishops Warn MPs over Euthanasia Bill - "Most Extreme Human Abuse Possible"
    are firmly opposed to Bill C 407 and are urging the Government of Canada all members of Parliament and all Catholics to reject the bill Legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia says the letter would justify the most extreme human abuse possible namely the killing of another person The CCCB letter explains Assisted suicide and euthanasia are founded on an erroneous understanding of compassion and freedom They pose an extremely serious

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/canadabill.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Warning: Assisted Suicide Legalization in Canada
    actively opposing passage of the bill I worry they re going to rush this through without consultation with all Canadians she said The bill seeks to allow euthanasia for individuals who appear to be lucid and who request assisted suicide twice with at least a 10 day period between each request Echlin asked the group Must appear to be lucid what does that mean She cited concerns that the bill was full of loopholes that could lead to abuse including eliminating protections that prevent the indiscriminate killing of those who may not want to die Echlin a palliative care pioneer emphasized that now is not the time to introduce assisted suicide legislation as palliative care is just coming into its own as a system of medicine and it is not necessary for chronically ill or terminally ill patients to suffer pain Of course when a person s in pain that isn t properly managed they re going to ask for euthanasia Echlin explained There is absolutely no excuse in 2005 for a person to face the end of life with pain when so much can be done now to relieve that pain EPC Executive Director Alex Schadenberg highlighted the large

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/canada2005.html (2016-02-14)
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