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Dutch proposal to extend assisted suicide to the healthy meets resistance

The Netherlands, the first country to legalize euthanasia, is continuing to push the envelope, with a proposed law allowing assisted suicide for people who feel that they have lived a “complete life,” even if they are healthy. 261 more words


AMA Reconsidering Position on Physician-Assisted Suicide

The American Medical Association (AMA) will soon decide whether it will drop its stridently held position against physician-assisted suicide.

In June, the AMA asked its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs to reexamine the association’s disapproval of the practice. 412 more words

Current Events

Cancer-free former Marine continues to fight assisted suicide

J.J. Hanson is no stranger to battle, and some significant battles he has won.

The Marine veteran beat cancer, perhaps his biggest victory. He recently saw legislation that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide in New York State die in committee.  425 more words


Killing Off Grandpa [Part 1]: The Ambiguity of Emotivism

That awkward moment when an old person is taking forever to fumble through his wallet to find his credit card in the express checkout lane at the supermarket, as photos of his grandchildren and his AARP card fall to the ground *rolls eyes*; that other awkward moment when your friend’s eighty-two year old aunt is forty-five minutes into the story of how she met her husband in high school, and has not even begun to get close to “the really good part [!]”. 1,598 more words

If We're So Smart, Why Aren't We Sane?

September 10, 2016

by Kookie the Shrink
an alter ego of katharineotto.wordpress.com
President, Chair, and CEO, Psychiatrists for Sanity
(and so far the only member) 601 more words

Buddhism, Suicide and the End-Of-Life Debate

On 17 June 2016, the Parliament of Canada passed a bill legalizing assisted dying. Canada joins a small group of nations, including Switzerland, Japan, the Netherlands, Colombia and Albania, that has legalized assisted suicide. 1,768 more words