Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mum steps up war on suicide sites

A British woman, Liz Stephenson is hoping the new research on suicide websites will add weight to her campaign for the Government to shut down websites that promote suicide.

Stephenson’s daughter Carina committed suicide two years ago after spending significant time reading and surfing how-to-suicide web-sites.

Stephenson blamed the sites “wholly” for what happened to Carina and said she had since felt like “a lone voice” in her campaign to stop them providing suicide advice.

There is no regulation of suicide sites in the UK because they are not illegal, the researchers added.

In the UK “A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “We are actively looking at what we can do to control so-called suicide websites. There are inherent difficulties, because many of them are based overseas, but we are considering whether the law could be strengthened or clarified and will announce conclusions shortly.”

Similar to Canada, the UK prohibits aiding, abeting and counseling suicide. These laws need to be updated to explicitly outlaw suicide counseling by internet or other communications medium in a similar manner as the law in Australia. In the United States, laws prohibiting suicide counseling are regulated by the State.

Dr. Philip Nitscke, Australia’s Dr. Death, who has operated a suicide counseling service, made it clear in an interview in the national review ( that once he develops a suicide pill - peaceful pill - that it would be available to troubled teens.

Society needs to recognize that vulnerable people need to be protected from predators, including suicide predators who claim to be solely concerned about “choice” but who are in fact promoting information that directly threatens the lives of vulnerable people.
Published Date: 12 April 2008 Source: Doncaster Star, Sheffield

1 comment:

Ironsides said...

When Switzerland decided to legalize suicide for anyone of any age, just for something as simple as being tired of living, in my opinion, this has nothing to do with "suicide", "assisted-suicide" or any new term they come up with. They are guilty of first-degree murder.

The reason I say that is, because I noticed in the "Suicide Tourists" documentary, that the people involved in the Dignitas operation were only deploying equipment for their customers to trigger themselves, for the sole purpose of escaping murder charges.

I think this should change the perception of what has become accepted as "assisted-suicide". Over the years with all these manipulations of terminology from "assisted-suicide" to "compassionate-homocide", they would not have devised these terms and methods, if they could have just had the approval to commit the killings.

The one couple in the documentary "Suicide Tourists", Mr. and Mrs. Coumbias were so arrogant. They succeeded in making the Swiss government feel ashamed of themselves, and it worked.

They wanted a romantic suicide while they are not too old, and decline to where they need help to do basic things to care for themselves.

They got to spit in every disabled person' face who need to wear diapers, including senior citizens who need to wear diapers and help to clean up.

Mr. Coumbias said, "I expected them to be more advanced in their thinking". Then, the Swiss government wanted to "advance in their thinking" (LOL!), and proceeded to legalize suicide even for teenagers who are bored with life.

To be honest with you, I think it's past time rounding up these immigrant terrorists who don't like Canada, revoke their Canadian citizenship and throw them out of the country.

Mr. Coumbias looks to me like a guy who is too chicken to commit suicide. I'll just bet that in fifteen years or more you'll find the Coumbiases in a nursing home, hoping nobody recognizes them.

I know I've gotten off the track, Alex, but I think that whether it is suicide websites, or meetings and conferences being held, these people's agenda is to kill whoever they can recruit for customers.

Their ideology is no different than an AK-47. They use their ideology and advertising as the weapon and ammunition.

The military also has an elevated suicide and murder rate, and I think that is related to the mentality of the Right-to-Die movement.

If the euthanasia terrorists had any concern for the people they claim to be helping, their hundreds of millions of dollars would be invested in lobbying the government to restructure government attitudes and spending on more resources.

They don't care about anybody but their own hunger to kill part of the global population. The sources of their funding should be intercepted, and those hundreds of millions should be redirected for better healthcare, and more resources for Disabled People.

As far as any further "debate"(?) on issues such as Euthanasia/Suicide, there never should have been such stupidity!

I think that psychologists and psychiatrists who really do some homework, the ones who see through the scam of "Right-to-Die", could probably convince the courts that these advertiser of so much "compassion" are cold-blooded serial-killers.

Maybe you guys can contact a few really decent psychiatrists and psychologists, and they could do a study on the key people in the Right-to-Die movement. They could go over the history, and interview Dereck Humphrey, Dr. Nietschke, Peter Singer, George Felos, Michael Schiavo, and Robert Latimer.

The impression I have always had of those people is, that their real core interest is themselves. If so, it should not be hard to convince courts that the Right-to-Die movement has been a false front all these years.

Thereby, laws should be passed world-wide banning any public meetings, banning any advertising in any form, and banning any promotion of their ideology on campuses, the media or the Internet.