INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH ON EUTHANASIA, PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE,
Start Here for Introductory Information on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia Facts, including graphs of data on people who attempted suicide, facts sheets, FAQs, debate points, books, videos etc.
|Statements By Medical Profession, including American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, C. Everett Koop, etc.
Medical Articles, including charts of poll data, pain control, physician issues, etc.
|Legal Articles, including 1997 Supreme Court ruling, assisted-suicide laws by state, congressional legislation, etc.||People With Disabilities, including articles on Terri Schiavo.
People Articles, including abuse of the elderly and women.
|USA Articles, including assisted suicide legislation in the United States, state by state news, Kevorkian articles||Oregon Articles, stories related to Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law.|
|World Articles, including euthanasia issues in Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, Israel, Germany, Columbia, etc.||Religious Statements/Articles, including Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic, Interfaith Groups.|
|Organizations Against Euthanasia, including International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force, Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia, etc.||Other Organizations That Help People, including Hospice Foundation, pain clinics, pain study associations, suicide awareness groups.|
|Living Wills, two samples.
Statements by Individuals, Nat Hentoff, Alan Keyes, Ralph Nader, and others.
|Other Contacts, links to your congressional representatives, newspaper letters to the editor, pro-life groups, citing Internet items, etc.|
"The promoters of assisted suicide have worn out their thesaurus attempting to imply that it is legal in Montana. Assisted suicide is a homicide in Montana. Our MT Supreme Court ruled that if a doctor is charged with a homicide they might have a potential defense based on consent. The Court did not address civil liabilities. No one in Montana has immunity from civil or criminal prosecution. Does that sound legal to you? Oregon model bills have been rejected by our legislature in 2011, 2013 and 2015 because of gaping loopholes that allow exploitation of elders and people with disabilities of all ages by predators and predatory corporations." . . . Montana resident Bradley Williams.
"Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless. "... American author Pearl S. Buck
"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government."... Thomas Jefferson
"There is no quality of life when the patient is dead."... a nurse
"the terminally ill are a class of persons who need protection from family, social, and economic pressures, and who are often particularly vulnerable to such pressures because of chronic pain, depression, and the effects of medication."... from the State of Alaska's arguments that assisted suicide is dangerous. Subsequently (Sampson et al. v State of Alaska, 09/21/2001), the Alaska Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state laws punishing assisted suicide as manslaughter are to be upheld.
"Beware movements that feel the need to resort to feel-good euphemisms to hide the reality of their agendas and goals. Assisted suicide is suicide. The term is descriptive and accurate. And when it is legalized, it amounts to state-approved suicide. Let’s deal with that reality and stop the pretense."... Wesley J. Smith, 2013.