How can you prevent Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse prevention should be everyone's business! A good article and some sound advice from  The Shed Online website: Continue reading

Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast - a disability perspective

This is a great article on why Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide should never be legal from a disabilities perspective. First published in the  :New York Times Continue reading

Euthanasia opens floodgates of nastiness

Columnist Rosemary McLeod writes for the New Zealand Dominion Post. Some readers may find themselves in disagreement with some of her comments that do not pertain to euthanasia and assisted suicide; but we must remember: people from all walks of life, political and religious persuasions correctly find fault with state sanctioned killing: Euthanasia opens floodgates of nastinessArticle appeared online at Continue reading

It makes you think...two great letters to editors on disability and assisted suicide

Some people have the ability to get the tone of a letter to an editor just right and they seem, always, to get published (though I'm sure this isn't always the case). The following letters again focused on the Massachusetts Ballot Question 2 and appeared recently in New England newspapers:Dear Editor: (Boston Herald)  Continue reading

Why assisted suicide puts people living with disability at risk

Staff Editor at the Boston Phoenix, S.I. Rosenbaum opposes Ballot Question 2 from personal experience and sound reasoning:  K Continue reading

Sen Teddy Kennedy's widow speaks out against assisted suicide

Whether you liked his politics or not,   was a giant of American politics. Kennedy was a Senator for the New England state of Massachusetts where voters will consider a ballot question on Assisted Suicide on November 6th. Victoria Kennedy's comments are worth considering:Senator Kennedy Continue reading

Elder Abuse after the earthquakes in NZ

This is an excellent yet disturbing report on the incidence of elder abuse in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand which was ravaged by a series of earthquakes over the past few years. Particularly effected was the beautiful city of Christchurch.  This report highlights some concerning statistics but also makes perfectly clear what elder abuse is, who is vulnerable and how the abuse often takes place. Continue reading

Assisted Suicide is NOT safe: Canadian Government

The Canadian Government has released its statement to the Canadian Court ahead of its appeal of the Carter judgement that sought to force the government to overturn the longstanding prohibition of Assisted Suicide. Alex Schadenberg reports: The lawyers for the Government of Canada have submitted their reasons for appealing the decision by Justice Smith in BC.On June 15, Justice Smith decided in the Carter case that Canada's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional, that euthanasia needed to be legalized for limited circumstances, that Gloria Taylor, one of the plaintiffs could have a constitutional exemption to euthanasia and assisted suicide and she ordered parliament to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide by June 15, 2013. Continue reading

Euthanasia is out of control in the Netherlands - New Dutch Statistics.

puts the 2011 data from the Netherlands in perspective: Alex SchadenbergThe Continue reading

No-one said to Mum: "Don't kill yourself."

Earlier this month, New Zealander,  Evans Mott was set free by the Auckland High Court when the judge refused to record a conviction against him for the 2011 death of his wife, Rosie. Continue reading