Some compassion

Oregon suicide rate 41% higher than national average

The following comes from a Nov. 11 posting on AlexSchadenbergBlogspot originally written by Margaret Dore, president of Choice is an Illusion. It is well established that a single suicide can encourage other suicides, which is called a "suicide contagion." If the additional suicides use the same method, they are "copy cat" suicides. Moreover, as explained below, this … [Read more...]

What do we know about Brittany Maynard’s death?

We can’t be certain

The following comes from a Nov. 3 story by Michael Cook on Did Brittany Maynard die freely? This is the question that must be asked after the attractive 29-year-old woman with a brain tumour announced earlier in the week that she would probably postpone the assisted suicide she had scheduled for Saturday, November 1. "I still feel good enough, and I still … [Read more...]

Sacramento Bee – stalking horse for suicide

“The Catholic Church, has changed, too’

The following comes from an Oct. 26 editorial in the Sacramento Bee. It has been 20 years since Oregon adopted the nation's first "death with dignity" law, allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients. And it has been 17 years since the legal challenges were defeated and the law took effect. That's more than enough time to conclude that … [Read more...]

Mercy killing – Calif.’s next battleground

Assisted suicide advocates hiring staff, recruiting supporters

The following came in an Oct. 1 email to Cal Catholic. Here is the current plan for California from the Compassion and Choices website: C&C California recently opened an office in Hollywood, is aggressively growing its lists of donors, volunteers and spokespeople, and recently hired a new state campaign director – a Stanford-educated lawyer with an organizing … [Read more...]