Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

An examination of the rhetoric surrounding efforts to justify and legalize self-killing with assistance (aka – assisted suicide).

Who Should Take Life?

Daily I receive a report about efforts to legalize assisted suicide in the United States and around the world. As I think about how the American Medical Association will be taking up the issue soon it seemed ironic that the … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide, Infanticide | Leave a comment

An Excellent Perspective on Brittany Maynard

I have had a few people ask me why I have not written anything yet on the Brittany Maynard suicide.  Being busy is perhaps the primary reason.  I also hate fanning a flame that should not be lit. Nevertheless, a … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Industry of Death

They have a name for it in Switzerland: Suicide Tourism.  A recent report has indicated that the number of outsiders coming to Switzerland for assistance in being killed has doubled since 2009.  See: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/20/health/suicide-tourism-switzerland/index.html

Posted in Assisted Suicide | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Canada is Looking for Doctors to Kill Patients

Canada is considering legalizing doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill (source).  There are many reasons why this is bad public policy.  There are even more obvious reasons why such a practice does not fit with the will of God as … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide | Leave a comment

Offensively On Target

The dark and deceptive movement to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide shields its ugly nature with platitudes of compassion and dignity while avoiding the harsh reality.  Asking for the legalization of killing is clearly the most slippery of slopes endangering young and … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Second Illogical Argument for Assisted Suicide

Another argument made by advocates for the legalization of assisted suicide involves story-telling.  More precisely, they provide anecdotal arguments – little vignettes of people they know or knew or knew of, who suffered terribly and for whom assistance in dying … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

First Illogical Argument for Assisted Suicide

“If we didn’t have all of this technology…” Advocates for the right to self-murder argue that technology is a big problem.  “In the old days,” they would argue, “you weren’t hooked up to all of these machines.” The argument is … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Create a Mindset

Dr Philip Nitschke, a pioneer advocate of assisted suicide from Australia, has provided a demonstration video on how to deliver a lethal injection for assisted suicide. That is disturbing enough. This effort goes one step further in being part of … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Final Frontier

I am unashamedly a fan of Star Trek. I followed the original series and also equally enjoyed “The Next Generation.” So it comes with some concern that the latest entry in the case for assisted suicide would come from the … Continue reading

Posted in Assisted Suicide, Uncategorized | Leave a comment