Tag: "assisted suicide"

ECHR: The Way Toward a Right to Assisted Suicide
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ECHR: The Way Toward a Right to Assisted Suicide

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Through the judgment of Alda Gross v. Switzerland (No. 67810/10), given on May 14, 2013, the Second Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) completed the edification of an individual right to assisted suicide (that is to say, consenting euthanasia) in the name of the right to the respect of private life guaranteed […]

Assisting Suicide Promoted in Large Number of States
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Assisting Suicide Promoted in Large Number of States

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Although assisting suicide is only legal for a small fraction of the world’s population, advocates are in high gear promoting this dangerous legislation in several states.  Currently, doctor-prescribed suicide is legal in only two states–Oregon and Washington–and may have some legal protection in the state of Montana, due to a court decision. The assisting-suicide advocacy groups, […]

Massachusetts Question 2: Dignity or Deception?
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Massachusetts Question 2: Dignity or Deception?

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On the 6th of November, citizens of Massachusetts will face a critical vote. The choice people make on Question 2 is a choice that literally involves a life or death decision. The so-called “Death with Dignity Act” brings with it a dark deception. The citizens of Massachusetts are being asked to vote for or against the […]

Euthanasia:  It’s Not Enough To Say No
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Euthanasia: It’s Not Enough To Say No

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On June 15, 2012, the Canadian province of British Columbia Supreme Court struck down a law prohibiting euthanasia and assisted suicide.  It won’t be long before the other provinces follow suit.  My country is on the same slippery slope as Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Oregon and Washington. Within minutes of the law being struck down, my […]

Death With Dignity: Coming to a State Near You
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Death With Dignity: Coming to a State Near You

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With the matter of legalized physician assisted suicide facing the Massachusetts voters this November (and a new law proposed in New Jersey), I thought it would be a good time to remind readers why the CBC opposes physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. To be clear, we support people dying a natural death. Sometimes the zeal for assisted legalized […]

5 Key Facts Bbout the Dangerous Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure in MA
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5 Key Facts Bbout the Dangerous Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure in MA

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While the “Question 2” ballot initiative poses a real threat to the people of Massachusetts, the same pro-doctor prescribed death lobby has been promoting a nearly identical measure far and wide across the nation for nearly two decades with very limited success.   Despite numerous ballot initiatives, court challenges, and well over one hundred legislative efforts, […]

Prescription for Death
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Prescription for Death

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The headlines in Massachusetts are telling a grim story that is repeated all too often in America. When voters in that state go to the polls in November, they will decide whether or not to approve a measure known simply as “Death with Dignity.” The proposed law “would allow individuals who have been diagnosed with […]

<em>Boomsday</em>: Coming to a Theater Near You
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Boomsday: Coming to a Theater Near You

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In his 2007 book Boomsday, Christopher Buckley writes of a fictional future where an overwhelming number of elderly baby boomers are given tax incentives to end their lives early.  With recent developments out of Switzerland, Buckley’s tongue-in-cheek novel may prove all-too-prescient. The Swiss canton of Vaud just passed a law mandating that doctors in hospitals and nursing homes provide […]

Being Pro-Life 3.0
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Being Pro-Life 3.0

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This characterization of the many facets of being pro-life is so brilliant I wish I could say I thought of it.  Scott Rae, in an interview with John Stonestreet at BreakPoint.org, brings the pro-life movement into the 21st century in an attempt to get us all to wake up to the perils we are facing. […]

Christ Teaches Us How to Die
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Christ Teaches Us How to Die

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For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. (1 Peter 2:21) There are many, many lessons to be learned in the example Christ left for us in his suffering. One of those, I believe, is a lesson in how […]

Major Victory for Life in Europe: Council Adopts Resolution Against Euthanasia
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Major Victory for Life in Europe: Council Adopts Resolution Against Euthanasia

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On January 25, 2012, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution setting the following, “Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, must always be prohibited.” The purpose of the resolution (n°1859/2012) entitled “Protecting human rights […]

The Eyeless "I" of Assisted Suicide
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The Eyeless “I” of Assisted Suicide

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A Canadian court is considering a challenge to the nation’s law prohibiting assisted suicide and euthanasia. Consequently the topic is in the news. I received an email from a woman who doesn’t know what to think as the assisted suicide camp is pulling out all their compassionate sounding euphemisms to promote death. She wanted my […]

Washington State Lawyer: Expand Assisted Suicide to Those Not Terminally Ill
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Washington State Lawyer: Expand Assisted Suicide to Those Not Terminally Ill

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With a court battle over Canada’s laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide proceeding just north of the border, a lawyer in Washington State has proposed that his state expand their Death with Dignity Act. Currently Washington’s law allows doctors to prescribe lethal medication upon request to a competent, terminally ill patient, but Olympia attorney Brian […]

New ‘Dr. Death’ Admits to Assisting the Deaths of 300 in U.S.
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New ‘Dr. Death’ Admits to Assisting the Deaths of 300 in U.S.

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Dr. Lawrence Egbert, the medical director for the Final Exit Network (FEN) euthanasia advocacy organization, has been dubbed the new “Dr. Death,” after he admitted to the media that he and his organization have helped direct the deaths of nearly 300 people across the U.S. Euthanasia activist Jack Kevorkian, who died in June of natural […]

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