Euthanasia Campaigners Infiltrating Hospice Movement

The pro-euthanasia Right to Die Movement is intentionally trying to change the philosophy of the Hospice movement by infiltrating it. A website called Hospice for Hemlock claims to represent "Hospice Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Home Health Aids and Volunteers" and to support "Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and Self-Deliverance."

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, said "Any attempt by the Right to Die Movement to ally itself with hospice is an attempt to take over the hospice movement." Nancy Valko, a hospice nurse, warns that "Hemlock and other pro-euthanasia groups have been trying to change the tried and trusted hospice philosophy from providing compassionate care without either prolonging or hastening death to supporting personal or family ‘choice’ in causing or hastening death."

Source: LifeSite Daily News, 11/6/2002

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