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WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED?

History teaches us that a society which fails to respect and protect everyone’s life is not a safe place for anyone. The intentional ending of human lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide is becoming increasingly common.

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EUTHANASIA: DO WE REALLY WANT DOCTORS WHO ARE COMFORTABLE WITH KILLING?

Do we really want only health care providers who are comfortable with ending our lives? If not, we must protect the conscience rights of medical professionals.

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FUTILE CARE

Most people are unaware of a very real threat to their lives that may be lurking in their hospital—a “futile care” policy.

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Historic Medical Ethics vs. Modern Bioethics

It's “sanctity of life.” vs "Quality of Life"

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Are you sure you’d NEVER want to be “hooked up to a machine?”

Your life or the life of a loved one may depend upon having correct information about the ventilator, commonly called a “respirator.”

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Thirsty? Too Bad.

Nutrition and hydration, whether a person is fed with a spoon or through a tube, is basic care, not medical treatment.

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VSED - Voluntarity Stopping Eating and Drinking

The Death With Dignity website lists VSED under “Other Options to Hasten Your Death” and recommends it as a “choice” that is “commonly accepted in the medical community.” VSED is suicide brought about by intentionally dehydrating and starving oneself to death.

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Persistent Vegetative State

The dehumanizing label “persistent vegetative state” (PVS) was crafted in 1972 just as the “right to die” movement took on steam. In the 1980s, bioethicists, courts, state legislatures, and physicians began to use PVS diagnoses to justify denying food and fluids to unresponsive patients.

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What About Pain Control?

What you don’t know can hurt you. This is especially true of ignorance about the great strides that have been made in the treatment of pain—both physical and emotional.

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THE PROGRESSION OF DEATH RHETORIC

Groups that promote death know their agenda won’t sell if accurate language is used, so they change their names and rhetoric to peddle euthanasia.

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HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MEDICINE: IS IT LOSING ITS SOUL?

Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (HPM) is a field of clinical expertise recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties since 2006.

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Organ Donation: A Few Facts To Consider

The source of most vital organs (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and pancreas) for transplantation is patients who have been declared dead. Are they truly dead?

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Coupling EUTHANASIA with Organ Donation

A 2008 issue of the journal Transplant International highlighted the case of a woman in Belgium who was completely paralyzed (“locked in”) but fully aware. She requested a lethal injection and asked that her organs be harvested after her death. Doctors agreed.

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I WAS AFRAID TO LEAVE MY HUSBAND ALONE

The Hawaii Free Press, February 15, 2011, published this incredible letter from an Oregon resident warning Hawaiians who were considering an assisted suicide bill.

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The World’s Great Loss

A cautionary tale about the denial of life to disabled children.

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Voluntarity Stopping Eating and Drinking

The Death With Dignity website lists VSED under “Other Options to Hasten Your Death” and recommends it as a “choice” that is “commonly accepted in the medical community.” VSED is suicide brought about by intentionally dehydrating and starving oneself to death.

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POLST: No Ordinary Advance Directive

This brightly colored form is an insidious “planning” tool.

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Dear Doctor

Mark Davis Pickup asks his physician to protect him from himself.

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Euthanasia Around The World

Euthanasia and assisted suicide—the international scene.