One of the biggest medical stories of 2017 was met with bored indifference. The death rate from Alzheimer's Disease rose a whopping 55% from 1999 to 2014. It is now the 6th leading cause of death, 5th leading cause in those over 65. And the 2015 data are even worse. The rates of the other … Continue reading Alzheimer Euthanasia Already Reality?
Even as the euthanasia “slippery slope” is denied, advocates are greasing the track.
I first saw this tactic in the mid-1980s when Missouri was considering a “living will” law to allow a person to refuse “death prolonging procedures” if a person became terminally ill and unable to speak for himself or herself. Some of us warned about a broader agenda, citing court cases involving feeding tubes and seriously brain-injured but non-terminally ill patients like Paul Brophy and Claire Conroy in New Jersey and Massachusetts. In response, “right to die” activists (as they were known then) added the ”safeguard” of not allowing the withholding of food and water to the Missouri law and the bill was passed.
Not surprisingly, Missouri soon faced the Nancy Cruzan case involving the withdrawal of a feeding tube from a non-terminally ill young woman in a so-called “persistent vegetative state”. Soon after that, a Missouri Designated Health Care Decision Maker Act was passed that would allow a…
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Although the AMA remains against active killing, it very much encourages passive dying. Of eight sections, three are dedicated to insisting that patients be left to die, sometimes even when they don’t want to. Read more: https://natureanddignity.com/2016/09/14/ama-2016-code-of-ethics/
As residents of Colorado begin another battle to defeat doctor prescribed suicide in their state, proponents are consistently trying to "sell" their message as "medical-aid-in-dying" while opponents insist that the correct and accurate terminology is "assisted suicide." A Colorado television station isn't buying the proponents' rhetoric. Here is some important information for you to have … Continue reading Colorado’s suicide euphemism
In 1969, Jerome Lejeune became the 5th recipient of the William Allan Award of the American Society of Human Genetics, the highest honor a scientist can receive in the field of genetics. He earned this honor for discovering Trisomy 21, the cause of Down Syndrome. His discovery, rather than leading to a greater insight and acceptance of Down...read full … Continue reading Jerome Lejeune and End of Life Care
From Sandra Kucharski: The Joint Committee on Public Health must act on H 1991 by June 30, the bill that would allow physician assisted suicide in Massachusetts. They can choose to do nothing and the bill would die in committee. They can choose to send the bill to the floor for a vote. They can … Continue reading Call to Oppose Legalization of PAS!
By Richard M. Doerflinger FEBRUARY 26, 2016 Since California legalized assisted suicide last year for people diagnosed as terminally ill, the former Hemlock Society -- now a multi-million-dollar operation called "Compassion & Choices" or C&C -- has stepped up efforts to pass similar laws in other states. At the center of its campaign is the … Continue reading Life Issues Forum: The True Face of Assisted Suicide