Beware of Vultures: The Observations of a Montana State Senator

"[I]t seems odd that the top lobby spender in Montana this year was Compassion and Choices, a 'nonprofit' group that spent $160,356 advocating for legalization of assisted suicide." By Senator Jennifer Fielder As we wrangled through the budget this spring, the beautiful state capitol began to feel like a big, ripe carcass with a dark … Continue reading Beware of Vultures: The Observations of a Montana State Senator

Assisted suicide opens the door to grave abuses of elderly

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1287933--assisted-suicide-opens-the-door-to-grave-abuses-of-elderly Derek Miedema, November 14, 2012 Canadians can watch disturbing videos on a government website warning about elder abuse — an elderly man is pushed to move faster, an adult child steals money from a grandmother’s wallet. However, just as some still turn a blind eye to the fact that elder abuse is happening, proponents … Continue reading Assisted suicide opens the door to grave abuses of elderly

Assisted Suicide too Risky, Allowing it Demeans Value of Life, Federal Government Says

The Canadian Press October 25, 2012 12:30 PM VANCOUVER - The federal government says allowing doctor-assisted suicide demeans the value of life and puts vulnerable people at risk in moments of weakness. Ottawa has filed its arguments in an appeal of a B.C. decision that struck down the prohibition on doctor-assisted suicide, arguing the trial … Continue reading Assisted Suicide too Risky, Allowing it Demeans Value of Life, Federal Government Says

Abbotsford man convicted of manslaughter now accused of steering woman to suicide

By Rochelle Baker, Abbotsford Times October 2, 2012 Abbotsford resident Kenneth Carr, formerly convicted in manslaughter in the death of a teenage girl who was found naked and strangled along train tracks in 1997, has been charged with counselling a person to commit suicide. An Abbotsford man formerly convicted of manslaughter in the death of … Continue reading Abbotsford man convicted of manslaughter now accused of steering woman to suicide

Leblanc case: Oregon Health Plan Steers Patients to Suicide

Yesterday, the Canadian Department of Justice filed evidence in Leblanc v. Canada, including the affidavit of Oregon doctor Ken Stevens.  Therein, Dr. Stevens talks about his patient, Jeanette Hall.  He also describes how with legal assisted suicide, the Oregon Health Plan steers patients to suicide.  His affidavit concludes: "The Oregon Health Plan is a government … Continue reading Leblanc case: Oregon Health Plan Steers Patients to Suicide