Tag Archives: Assisted Suicide

In Case You Missed It

Many bioethics stories cross my inboxes and screens each day. Some I write about here and in other venues, and others I simply blurb or write a short comment on via Twitter. Of course, not everyone is on social media … Continue reading

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Update: D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

Update to the update: the law has gone into effect. The House did not vote on the measure to block it, and the Senate version never left committee (both chambers would have needed to vote to block the bill by … Continue reading

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Developing: Congressional Committee Moves to Block D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

The Washington Post reports that a House committee has voted to block Washington, D.C.’s assisted suicide law from going into effect. In order for the law to be blocked completely, however, the full House and Senate will have to vote, and … Continue reading

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Physician-Assisted Death Destroys Medical Ethics

The editor-in-chief of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Lawrence Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., addresses physician assisted suicide in the winter edition of the journal. His goal is to encourage physicians and the medical associations of which they are a … Continue reading

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Clear about What is at Stake

In recent testimony before the New Jersey Health and Human Services Committee, Dr. Matthew Suh of the New Jersey medical association succinctly described exactly what is at stake when it comes to a proposed bill entitled “Aid in Dying for … Continue reading

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Compassion and Choice DENIED

This morning we released the official trailer for our newest documentary short film, DENIED. The film explores the impact that the legalization of physician assisted suicide has on those who want to live. We explore this through the story of … Continue reading

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Dignity, Sickness, and Suffering

Amy Hasbrouck, the executive director of Toujours Vivant/Not Dead Yet Canada, recently wrote a terrific piece on the ways in which journalists sometimes (often?) distort the realities of assisted suicide and euthanasia when they report on it. She takes as … Continue reading

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Belgium Euthanizes Child

Belgium’s euthanasia law was expanded to apply to those under the age of 18 in 2014, and the first child to be euthanized under that expansion died within the past week. Because it involves a minor child, very few details … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide is Not Medicine

Dr. Philip Dreisbach, a California oncologist and hematologist, recently wrote an excellent and compelling piece on the dangers of physician assisted suicide. Unfortunately, the article remains locked behind the Wall Street Journal’s pay wall. Allow me then to highlight a … Continue reading

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Amour

Scriptwriter and script consultant Barbara Nicolosi reviews the Oscar-nominated French Film Amour, finding it “a dark, draggy, lie.” The journey of the movie is to drag us from our first moral impulse that this is a crime scene, to the … Continue reading

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