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  • Declare "Assisted Suicide Free Zones" in Vermont!
  • 5/20/2013
  • (NRO) - Vermont has legalized assisted suicide, and hospitals in the state are delaying implementation on premises. From the AP story:
  • The Tragic Reality of 'Covert Euthanasia'
  • 5/17/2013
  • (Renew America) - Pope Francis has spoken about the tragic reality of "covert euthanasia." From a May 6, 2013 Catholic News Service story: "While the fight to preserve life is often centered on abortion and capital punishment, the future Pope Francis also warned against a more subtle form of disregard for human dignity: what he called 'covert euthanasia.'
  • Court: Specify Assisted-Suicide Laws When People Entitled to Lethal Dose
  • 5/16/2013
  • (Washington Post) - An elderly Swiss woman who would rather end her life now than decline further in health found sympathy Tuesday from the European Court of Human Rights, which called on the Swiss to clarify their laws on so-called passive assisted suicide.
  • Court Intervenes to Save Life of France's 'Terri Schiavo'
  • 5/15/2013
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - France's "Terri Schiavo" shall live. A young man left to die of hunger because his doctor decided his quality of life after a car accident would no longer improve is being fed and hydrated again since Saturday, when his father and mother and two of his siblings obtained an emergency ruling.
  • Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide
  • 5/14/2013
  • (Wesley J. Smith/NRO) - Alas. Today, the Vermont Legislature passed a bill that legalizes assisted suicide in the state. The governor has promised to sign it into law and it will take effect immediately.
  • Car Accidents Leading Cause Of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 5/13/2013
  • (NewJersey.com) - Clifton's Dennis and Rosalind Benigno have been providing round-the-clock care to their son, Dennis John, since 1984 when the then 15-year-old was struck by a car while walking and was left with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  • Peers Clash Over Right-To-Die 'Spin'
  • 5/12/2013
  • (Telegraph) - Lord Carlile of Berriew QC said that plans due to be put before Parliament by Lord Falconer on Wednesday to allow doctors to help terminally ill people to die would not "pass the public safety test".
  • Democrat Senators Gave Unanimous Consent to Schiavo Law
  • 5/10/2013
  • (The Corner) - Oh the revisionism! Jeffrey Toobin writes that former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor became appalled by supposed Republican "fanaticism" for passing the Terri Schiavo law that required a federal court to review the questionable state process that led to an order of death by dehydration.
  • Vermont's Coming "No Rules" Assisted Suicide
  • 5/09/2013
  • (NRO) - Vermont seems poised to enact assisted suicide into state law. For the first three years, it will be a law with even fewer "protective guidelines" than the ephemeral Oregon rules. Then, the guidelines sunset and doctors would seem to be able do pretty much as they please. From the Burlington Free Press story:
  • She's Still Fighting For Recovery
  • 5/08/2013
  • (post-gazette.com) - It has been almost 24 years since the night that changed my life forever. On the evening of Aug. 29, 1989, I was the passenger in a car that crashed on McCully Road in Hampton. The seat belt saved my life, but it did not prevent me from sustaining a traumatic brain injury.