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Internet Comment
"Aid in dying," "right to die," and "end of life options," and "death with dignity" are all euphemisms used to make "assisted suicide" palatable and gain public support. It's sad when a movement needs to resort to such tricks because their arguments would otherwise be repugnant to the great majority of civilized citizens. Please call a spade a spade: this is about giving other people the right to help someone else kill themselves. There is no better term than "assisted suicide'! Maybe we should just call theft "end of funds option" or call "assault" "right to terminate argument." It makes as much sense as your corruption of the English language.

The Reason for the Assisted Suicide Push
"Wealthy people who are in good health are demanding that laws against killing human beings be changed because SOMEDAY they might want to kill themselves and not have the physical ability to do so. They want to give another person the legal right to kill them. Unfortunately, laws apply to everyone and the passage of assisted-suicide laws affect people with disabilities, the mentally ill, the elderly who are confused, and people with impaired judgment due to their medicines. All assisted suicide laws in the US --- both those in force and those proposed --- do not adequately protect these people."

"Death With Dignity"
"Everybody dies with dignity. But you can treat them as if they don't have dignity."

Right-To-Die Activist Gets Euthanized, Then Posthumously Confesses To 8 Euthanasia Killings

"It is wrong for our collective response to the depression and emotional pain that follows a terminal diagnosis to offer suicide as the treatment. Those confronting their most difficult days should be treated with compassion, understanding and support. Our medical response should not be to encourage them to end their lives prematurely." . . . Stephanie Packer.

"a right-to-die clinic that had been set up in the Netherlands to serve people whose regular doctors wouldn’t give them lethal injections approved the killing of eleven whose only complaint was that they were 'tired of living.'" . . . Russell Shaw

Atheist Professor: "They want to make suicide a professional activity, and that doesn’t sound like suicide any more. That sounds like killing."

  • Canada, the ‘Right to Die,’ and the Mentally Ill (2017)
  • Commentary: Assisted Suicide Is An Affront To Mental Illness, Not A Cure For It (2017)
  • Euthanasia: The Stakes Are Insanely High (2017)
  • Pro-Life Advocate and Civil Libertarian Nat Hentoff Dies at 91 (2017)
  • The "Freedom To Choose" Goes Two Ways (2017)
  • The Assisted Suicide Project Will Never End (2017)
  • Assisted Suicide Can Be A Slow And Painful Death (2017)
  • California's Right-to-Die Law Betrays The State's Progressive Principles (2015)
  • Euthanasia: No One Is Ever Satisfied (2017)
  • Assisted Suicide – Like Playing God – Is Always Wrong (2016)
  • Physician-assisted Suicide Often Steals The Autonomy It Promises To Deliver (2016)
  • Doctors Warn Australian State Against Legalizing Euthanasia (2016)
  • Suicide Doctor Out To Advance ‘militant Pro-euthanasia Position’ With New Organization (2016)
  • World Will Regret Euthanasia Spread, Bioethicist Says (2016)
  • Assisted Suicide: Open To Abuse, Putting Vulnerable People At Risk (2016)
  • Euthanasia For Purely Psychological Suffering: Reflections On The Belgian Report (2016)
  • Video With Professor Kevin Yuill, Who Is An Atheist (2016)
  • Professor Kevin Yuill's book "Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization" (2016)
  • John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability (2016)
  • New York Times Wants Nursing Homes to Starve Patients to Death “Without Asking Permission” (2016)
  • Terminal Patient: "Give us better care for living, not aid in dying." (2016)
  • What Pro-Suicide Organizations Do To Promote Suicide After They Win a State (2016)
  • Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial: Vote "No" On More Suicide (September 26, 2016)
  • To Live and Die in Colorado (2016)
  • Actress Liz Carr: Legalizing Assisted Suicide is Dangerous for Disabled People, Not Compassionate (2016)
  • Senior Gets "Don't Euthanize Me" Tattoo (2016)
  • HBO Promotes Another Propaganda Film Pushing Assisted Suicide (2016)
  • Assisted Suicide: A life-style Choice (2016)
  • States Worse Than Death: I Don't Think So (2016)
  • We all have a role to stop euthanasia . . . But the task is monumental (2016)
  • Why 9news Uses The Words Assisted "Suicide" (2016)
  • The Incalculable Cost of Assisted Suicide Laws (2016)
  • America's Extreme Abortion Laws: The Supreme Court vs. the People (2016)
  • Accidental dog euthanasia, Illegal euthanasia at animal service, should humans be concerned? (2016)
  • What 'Me Before You' gets wrong (2016)
  • Five States Open Pandora’s Box of Doctor-Assisted Suicide (2016)
  • Patients Deemed “Futile” by Doctors Face Encouraged or Imposed Death (2016)
  • Yes, Me Before You Is Fiction - But So Are Most Arguments For Assisted Suicide (2016)
  • Canada’s Extreme Assisted Suicide Measure Should Be Warning to Americans, Activist Says (2016)
  • U.S. Suicides Are Increasing At Alarming Rates: Assisted Suicide Advocacy Is At Least Partly To Blame (2016)
  • Youtube Mark Pickup: The Problem With Assisted Suicide (2016)
  • “60 Minutes” - and The Selling of Assisted Suicide (2016)
  • Assisted suicide: An Idea That Loses Its Appeal When It Is Understood (2016)
  • Samantha Bee Takes Desperate Shot At John Kasich’s Pro-Life Views (2016)
  • YouTube Bans Interview With Noted Opponent of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (2016)
  • Psychiatric Times Article: Physician-Assisted Suicide: More Than Meets the Eye by By Steven A. King, MD, MS (2016)
  • Psychiatric Times Article: Physician-Assisted Suicide: More Than Meets the Eye by By Steven A. King, MD, MS (2016) Second Source
  • Will Choosing Life be Criminalized (2016)
  • Absurd Logic of Assisted Suicide: When Killing a Patient Would the Doctor Sterilize the Needle? (2015)
  • Dying With True Dignity Does Not Involve Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • That’s More Than Enough Coverage of Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • The Absurd Logic of Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • The Underground Dutch System For Do-It-Yourself Euthanasia (2015)
  • Assisted-Suicide Poster Child Changes Her Mind (2015)
  • Pushing Validated Suicide in Palliative Care Journal (2015)
  • From 2008: Hillary Clinton Says Assisted Suicide “Appropriate Right to Have” (2015)
  • The Ominous Backdrop of California’s End of Life Option Act - World Socialist Web Site (2015)
  • Despite “Death With Dignity” Rhetoric, Involuntary Euthanasia Is the Ultimate Goal By Jennifer Popik, JD (2015)
  • “America” Magazine Editorializes Against Physician-Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • Being Loved For Being, For existing, Not For What We Do or How We Can Be Used (2015)
  • "Suicide By Any Other Name" by USA TODAY columnist Kirsten Powers (2015)
  • California Legalizes Assisted Suicide: Blessing or Curse? by Dr. David C. Stolinsky (2015)
  • Legalized Assisted Suicide is Dangerous (2015)
  • A Perplexing and Very Unfortunate Column in Favor of Assisted Suicide by George Will (2015)
  • Slippery Slope: Charles Lane: Euthanasia’s Slippery Slope (2015)
  • Slippery Slope: Assisted Suicide Becomes More Widespread Wherever Introduced, Report Confirms (2015)

    STATEMENTS BY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

    "... like the majority of domestic violence cases, women are the majority of victims in murder suicides by despairing spouses unable to cope with the stress of caregiving. As women statistically have longer life spans than men, they are the most likely targets of physician assisted suicide. The majority of euthanasia advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s victims have been women. If assisted suicide and euthanasia are sanctioned choices, how many women will feel pressured to choose them?" ... Serrin M. Foster, Executive Director, Feminists For Life of America

    "It wasn't many years ago that almost everyone accepted that infanticide is intrinsically and inherently wrong," wrote Smith. "No more. With personhood theory and the 'quality of life' ethic increasingly permeating the highest levels of the medical and bioethical intelligentsia, we are moving toward a medical system in which babies are put down like dogs and killing is redefined as compassion."... Bioethicist Wesley Smith

    "Surely the very last people who can make calm and balanced decisions about life and death are those who are in pain and those who are close to them. Anguish and emotion are powerful factors and they make for a gripping story. But by their very nature they obscure clear thought."... Canadian writer Michael Coren

    "There is nothing dignified about committing suicide with or without help. I want to live every moment that I can, whatever happens to me in the future regarding health, and I dread someone who thinks they know better than me, one day deciding that I would be better dead. While there is life there is always hope, however grim the prognosis. Many people will live in fear and dread if euthanasia is legalized."... D. Nott

    "Given the situation with health care and health insurance in this country and the focus on cutting costs, laws like this simply make it easier for the system to save money and empty those hospital beds" . . . Barbara Simpson.