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Exec. Director of American Humanist Assoc. Echoes Compassion and Choices’ Exploitation of Elderly Homicide/Suicides

Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, published an essay today – April 16 – on Huffington Post.  His essay uses the tragedies of elderly suicide/homicides to build a case of assisted suicide, a tactic which will be familiar to readers of this blog.  Here’s an excerpt from his essay, titled “Getting the […] Continue reading →

C & C Attorney Kathryn Tucker to Pitch Legalized Assisted Suicide at Conference on Abuse of Elderly and Disabled?

Recently, we became aware of a very disturbing development. Every year, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) hosts a conference on abuse of the elderly and people with disabilities, sharing research and prevention strategies.  The 2010 conference is being held next week in San Diego, California. The conference sessions and workshops are a reflection […] Continue reading →

Assisted Suicide Advocates Advance Exploitation of Elderly Murder/Suicides for Political Gain

On September 1, the Missoulian published a story that is becoming all-too-familiar, titled “Fire investigation reveals ‘mercy killing in Libby“: An investigation into a house fire in northwestern Montana took a grisly turn when authorities discovered the elderly couple living there were involved in a murder-suicide that police say was meant to be a mercy […] Continue reading →

Hawaii – Robert Yagi Dead, and Assisted Suicide Advocates Continue to Exploit the Tragedy

While no one could have predicted Robert Yagi’s suicide, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise.  Yagi was the 71-year-old-man charged with attempting to kill his wife with a flare gun loaded with a shotgun shell.  According to police, he planned to kill himself after killing her.  Friday’s blog entry described how that half-baked plan […] Continue reading →