Mass Medical Society PAS Survey Results

In September, The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) surveyed its 22,500 members regarding physician assisted suicide (PAS).  They say that because of that survey, the MMS decided to “rescinded its longstanding opposition to physician assisted suicide,” and to adopt a position of “neutral engagement.”  But is that consistent with the survey results? The survey itself had…

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The Slippery Slope-Tactics in the Assisted Suicide Movement

Originally posted on nancyvalko:
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…

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Colorado’s suicide euphemism

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…

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Jerome Lejeune and End of Life Care

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…

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Life Issues Forum: The True Face of Assisted Suicide

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…

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