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Archive for the 'Assisted Suicide' Category

-Assisted Suicide: Majority of Americans vs. Evangelical Christians

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Assisted suicide is the next big issue where the beliefs of conservative Christians are in the process of being challenged by the new morality of the dominant American culture. According to Lifeway Research, 67% see physician assisted death for persons with terminal illnesses as ‘morally acceptable.’  Meanwhile, a large majority (62%) of evangelical Christians disagree. […]

-Vermont Doctors Fight Law Requiring Them to Assist in Suicides or Give Referrals

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

  Vermont doctors and allied health care workers are fighting against a state law that requires them be involved with counseling terminally ill patients about all options available to them including assisted suicide. The law is also being interpreted to require them to assist in suicides or give referrals to doctors who will.  Here’s the […]

-‘End of Life’ Assisted Suicide Clinic Opens in California

Friday, June 10th, 2016

LIFE And so it begins. California’s first ‘end of life’ assisted suicide clinic opened on Thursday (6/9/16) in Berkeley. Here’s the story from NBC-Bay Area: As California’s right-to-die law goes into effect Thursday, a Berkeley-based doctor will open one of the first practices in the state that specializes in end-of-life options. "I think it’s an […]

-Judge Has Dementia Patient Euthanized Despite Medical Staff Protest

Monday, May 18th, 2015

A judge in the Netherlands ordered a dementia patient to be killed over the objections of the medical staff caring for the woman. Here’s the story from Charisma News: A judge in the Netherlands has allowed an 80-year-old woman to be euthanized, …the woman was living in a dementia care home… Medical staff treating her […]

-Quebec: Doctors Mull over Euthanasia

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Doctors testifying before a National Committee said that they were ready to debate euthanasia. Recent polls indicate that a high percentage of Quebecers actually favor some form of euthanasia, including doctors. Quebec is already the only jurisdiction in Canada where patients can refuse vital medical treatment which in some cases does lead […]

-Death is Becoming a ‘Lifestyle Choice’?

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

(Image by Comrade_S via Flickr) From Pajamas Media, A quote from an article written by Mary Jackson-  “Death as a Lifestyle Choice”: Earlier this month, British conductor Sir Edward Downes, 85, traveled to Dignitas — the Zurich-based suicide clinic — with his wife Joan, 74, who had terminal cancer. Sir Edward was frail, with failing […]