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Month: August 2017

Michael Egnor: How Assisted Suicide Corrupts Medicine and Medical Doctors

“A doctor killing a patient is analogous to a pilot deliberately crashing a plane.” So says neurosurgeon and Evolution News contributor Michael Egnor in a conversation with biologist Ray Bohlin. It’s a brilliant comparison, in both parts of which a trained professional turns his expertise to the exact opposite purpose it was intended to serve. …

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Assisted Suicide Advocates Challenge Vermont Consent Agreement

Advocacy groups for medical aid-in-dying on Wednesday asked a federal judge to strike down a recent consent agreement signed by Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan allowing doctors with religious and ethical objections to decline to personally counsel terminally ill patients on physician-assisted suicide. The groups’ motion filed in federal court in Rutland, Vermont, said the …

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Why are women with disabilities being given help to die, instead of help to live?

On July 24, 2017, CBC reported a story about a 25-year-old woman living in Newfoundland who has many disabilities. While she was hospitalized for illness, the doctor made a suggestion to her mother that she could consider medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as a choice for her daughter’s future. Her mother was reminded that assisted suicide …

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Euthanasia Group: We’re Not Respecting This Man’s “Human Rights” Unless We Kill Him in Assisted Suicide

A 67-year-old Shropshire man with motor neurone disease (MND) is seeking to overturn the law banning assisted suicide. Noel Conway is backed by the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society (now rebranded Dignity in Dying [DID]), whose lawyers will argue that the current blanket ban on assisted suicide under the Suicide Act is incompatible with his rights …

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