Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pro-Death Proposal In New Jersey

Out of the blue, a pro-death proposal in New Jersey.
NJ could become 3rd state to legalize right to die
New Jersey may become the third state to legalize physician-assisted suicide after a state lawmaker proposed a bill to grant doctors the right to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.
Known as the Death With Dignity Act, the bill would allow a “qualified patient to self-administer medication to end life in a humane and dignified matter.”  The bill was introduced this week by Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester), according to the Star-Ledger. more

More Death Requests From India

Over the as two tears or so we’ve seen an increasing number of Indian citizens asking to be medically killed. Concerning.
72-yr-old’s mercy killing plea rejected
The high court has rejected the euthanasia plea of a 72-year-old retired teacher from Davanagere, who sought the court's permission to die. Justice Ajit Gunjal on Wednesday disposed of HB Karibasamma's petition based on reports by neurosurgical and psychiatric experts from Nimhans. more

Quebec Doctors Take A Stand Against Pro-Death

This should have been done long ago – medicos in Quebec taking an organized stand against medicalized death making.
Physicians Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia formed
The Physicians Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia has formed in Quebec. This group has established themselves under the banner to push for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia while promoting Caring, Not Killing. more

Scots MP Tries Her Assisted Bill Again

Scots MP Margo MacDonald is pushing ahead (again) trying to get the Scottish parliament to adopt an assisted suicide bill. She’s failed before, but sooner or later she’s likely to wear down the opposition.
Assisted suicide bill prepared
A fresh attempt to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland is under way after MSPs backed the preparation of a new Bill.
Veteran politician Margo MacDonald has lodged a second proposal after receiving the required 18 signatures of support following a consultation earlier this year. A previous attempt to give people the right to choose when to die was defeated at Holyrood. more

Dutch Killed More Last Year Than Ever

Well, what can I say? Give them death and they will come . . . No shock here that medicalized deaths are up in the Netherlands. Of course, for years we’ve been told that this wouldn’t happen. Slippery slope, here we are.
Number of assisted suicide cases reported by Dutch doctors rose in 2011
The number of doctor-assisted suicide cases reported in the Netherlands grew by 559 between the years of 2010 and 2011, a commission says.
Euthanasia was decriminalized in the Netherlands in 2002 for patients who are terminally ill, in great pain, and ask to die. more

Swiss Retain Liberal Death Laws

Well, aren’t we lucky? The Swiss have reiterated that they want people to come to Switzerland to kill themselves – personal freedom and all that.
Swiss parliament rejects tighter controls on assisted suicide
Switzerland's parliament voted against a bid to toughen controls on assisted suicide on Wednesday, rejecting concerns about foreigners travelling to the country to die.
Members of the lower house of parliament voted against changing the code, arguing self-regulation by right-to-die organizations such as Exit and Dignitas worked and the liberal rules protected individual freedoms. more
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