Assisted suicides often involve pain, suffering

first_imgProvidence Journal 17 October 2014Did you know that many assisted suicides experience complications? Assisted suicide is wrongly marketed to the public as a flawless, peaceful escape from suffering. It can be a painful and scary death. It can include gasping, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, panic, confusion, failure to produce unconsciousness, waking from unconsciousness and a failure to cause death.Just recently, we saw a heartbreaking article about a woman named Brittany Maynard who has planned her assisted-suicide death for Nov. 1. She is clearly terrified of a hard and painful death, and has been led to believe that assisted suicide is the best way out. However, Compassion and Choices, the leading advocates of assisted suicide, cannot guarantee her the easy death they advertise.The most comprehensive study on clinical problems with assisted suicide (published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Feb. 12, 2000) was conducted over a six-year period in the Netherlands, where assisted suicide has been legal for many years. It found that over 18 percent of assisted suicides experienced problems severe enough to cause a doctor to step in and euthanize the patient. In at least 14 percent of assisted suicides the patient had problems with completion including waking up from coma, not becoming comatose, and not dying after becoming comatose. Another 7 percent of assisted suicides reported muscle spasms, extreme gasping for air, nausea and vomiting.The New England Journal of Medicine study insightfully mentions that all reporting doctors are practitioners and supporters of assisted suicide and euthanasia who are less likely to report unfavorable data. They “may have underestimated the number and seriousness of problems,” causing complications to be underreported to an unknown degree.Assisted suicide supporter Sherwin Nuland of the Yale University School of Medicine referred to the above study in a 2000 editorial also printed in the New England Journal of Medicine:“This is information that will come as a shock to the many members of the public — including legislators and even some physicians — who have never considered that the procedures involved in physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia might sometimes add to the suffering they are meant to alleviate and might also preclude the tranquil death being sought.”Lani Candelora is the special adviser for policy and legislative affairs for Rhode Island Right to Life. She blogs for read more

Covid-19: Arsenal players reject 12.5 per cent pay cut – costing club £25m

first_img Loading… Arsenal stars have rejected a 12.5 percent pay cut across the next year in a vote on Monday afternoon. Players were asked to consider reducing their wages over the next 12 months after football was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Incentives on new contracts were offered as terms, with any deducted wages being added on top of a fresh salary agreement. Arsenal also offered to hand back the deducted money to any player who left for a transfer fee. But the terms were unanimously rejected by players, with doubts over the summer transfer window and the long-term financial effects of the pandemic. Players agreeing to the 12.5 per cent cut would have saved Arsenal more than £25m. Chiefs were willing to bring the figure down to 7.5 per cent if Arsenal qualified for the Europa League. And there was a full rebate on the cards if the Gunners secured Champions League qualification.Advertisement Mikel Arteta’s squad is currently five points and four places off Manchester United in fifth. That is set to be the final Champions League place with Manchester City facing a suspension from the competition. But Arsenal players were not keen on giving up their money in such an uncertain time. Indeed, the PFA previous advised footballers not to accept any wage cuts at all. Arsenal could now be forced to sell some of their biggest names this summer, with Mesut Ozil’s contract expiring in 2021. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s deal is also up next year, and it’s believed he is a £44m target for Real Madrid. read also:Emery blames ex-girlfriend for his Arsenal demise Barcelona are also keen on the striker, who wants to play Champions League football in his final years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more

Sterling pulls out of England squad for internationals

first_imgManager Gareth Southgate, who celebrated his 48th birthday on Monday, is not expected to call up a replacement for Sterling.The 23-year-old’s withdrawal leaves England with just three forwards — captain Harry Kane, Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck and Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford — for the Nations League match with Spain on Saturday at Wembley and a friendly against Switzerland at the King Power Stadium three days later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sterling was a key member of the England side which reached the World Cup semi-finals © AFP/File / Giuseppe CACACELONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 3 – Raheem Sterling has pulled out of the England squad for their matches against Spain and Switzerland with a back problem, the Football Association announced on Monday.The Manchester City forward, who played in six of England’s seven matches as they reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, has scored twice in the Premier League so far this season.last_img read more