Month: October 2018

Public Support for Assisted Suicide Falls Dramatically When They Hear the Main Argument Against it

  Dr Gordon Macdonald, Senior Policy Officer with CARE for Scotland said there was “no evidence” of a shift in opinion among MSPs on the issue. He said: “The public when presented with the main arguments opposed to assisted suicide show that there is no overwhelming support for that proposal. “Rather support for assisted suicide …

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Too many variables to legalise euthanasia

  It is problematic to argue that euthanasia is a logical progression to the Advance Medical Directive and, therefore, mercy killing should be decriminalised (Calls for abolition of euthanasia offence, death penalty, S377A; Oct 25). The Advance Medical Directive is a written document that contains one’s wishes regarding medical end-of-life issues, and it acts like …

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I depend on life-support to stay alive. Why I oppose assisted suicide laws.

I have an advanced neuromuscular condition and must use breathing support with a mask 18 hours a day. As a severely disabled person who depends on life-sustaining treatment, I would be able to qualify for assisted suicide at any time where it is legal. If I became despondent, for example if I lost my husband …

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Michigan doctor with cancer planned own death, ‘shocked’ to be alive

Randy Hillard has traveled more in the past eight years than he has his entire life. But if he went through with his plan to go to Switzerland in 2010, those trips wouldn’t have happened. That’s because eight years ago, Hillard was determined to kill himself through an assisted-suicide organization overseas. He was diagnosed with …

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American Medical Association’s CEJA again recommends AMA remain opposed to assisted suicide

  The American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs has released its new report and recommends once again that the AMA retain its position in opposition to assisted suicide. At the AMA’s annual meeting in June of 2018, the House of Delegates referred CEJA’s report back to the Council rather than affirming it.  CEJA’s …

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PRAF urges the AAFP to reconsider their dangerous and irresponsible neutral stance on assisted suicide

Delegates from the American Academy of Family Physicians…voted to change the group’s stance to “engaged neutrality” on the question of whether physicians should be able to prescribe lethal medications to patients… The Patients’ Rights Action Fund urges the AAFP to reconsider this dangerous and irresponsible neutral position on the legalization of assisted suicide. The two largest …

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