12 Myths about Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying

This article is written by Ronald W. Pies, MD and Annette Hanson, MD and was published by mdmag.com on July 7, 2018. Introduction In an age of “alternative facts”, it’s hard to sort out myth from reality when it comes to so-called ‘medical-aid-in-dying’ (MAID)—also called physician assisted suicide (PAS). By whatever label we attach to it, this … Read more

LIFEalerts: 11 May 2018

Abortion USA – Debating the pro-abortion argumentsUSA – Abortion is equivalent to murder Alternative Medicine [No news today] Euthanasia Netherlands – Suicide machine from ‘Dr. Death’ draws outrageBelgium – Research reveals trends in medical practice of euthanasia Belgium – How many people is Flemish doctors really euthanizing? IVF and Surrogacy China – Post-one-child-policy causes posthumous … Read more

LIFEalerts: 20 April 2018

Hawaii legalises assisted suicide

Abortion Ireland – Poll shows support for abortion is declining Argentina – Hundreds of thousands march to protest legalized abortion Alternative Medicine [No news today] Euthanasia USA – Battle for medical conscience rights of doctors’ USA – Not a single patient has used new controversial assisted suicide law USA – Hawaii legalizes assisted suicide IVF … Read more

LIFEalerts: 06 April 2018

  Abortion USA – You won’t support abortion if you see what it looks like USA – Legal abortion is not safe for the mother or the baby Alternative Medicine Spain – Woman dies after ‘bee sting’ alternative therapy France – Doctors condemn ‘alternative medicines’ India – Medical Association Opposes National Medical Commission Bill Euthanasia … Read more

LIFEalerts 14 March 2018

Abortion Ireland – Abortion is not Ireland’s standardUSA – Five states join 22 others to oppose abortion Alternative Medicine New Zealand – Pharmacy Councils’ position on alternative medicines disappointingUSA – FDA warns of fraudulent and unapproved flu products USA – Herbalist who replaced insulin with oils charged with teen’s death Euthanasia Sweden – Mechanisms propelling … Read more

Special Life Alert: USA – Yale data: Cancer patients relying on unproven alternative treatments likely to die two and a half times sooner

According to Altmetric, which tracks the distribution and discussion of research papers online, a July article by several Yale physicians is the most-discussed paper ever published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). The title of this blockbuster: “Use of Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival.” “It struck a chord,” … Read more

LIFEalerts: 23 February 2018

Abortion USA – New Study observes emotional suffering after abortionTasmania – more states join to oppose abortion Alternative Medicine [No news today] Euthanasia South Africa – African Medical Doctors Reject EuthanasiaBelgium – Death on Demand IVF and Surrogacy USA – Scientists grow human eggs to maturity in vitro Medical Ethics USA – Enthusiasm for gene … Read more

LIFEalerts 09 February 2018

Abortion USA – Trump protects doctors’ conscience rights on abortionUSA – Abortion giant seeks revenue in gender-confused minors USA – More abortion workers change their minds USA – New Bill protects babies born alive after botched abortions Alternative Medicine [No news today] Euthanasia India – Elderly couple seek euthanasiaSwitzerland – Lobsters are above humans Netherlands … Read more

Daring South Africa to give hope instead of abortion as a death sentence!

Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 30 January 2018 Telephone: 032 481 5550 Doctors for Life International (DFL) commends the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) division of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the USA for setting the ultimate example for countries to follow! According to the OCR website health care workers … Read more

LIFEalerts 18 January 2018

  Abortion USA – Another woman shares her abortion regret Peru – Rape victim’s who love their babies UK – 466 reported abortion complications raise concerns Alternative Medicine No news today Euthanasia Canada – Some doctors are refusing to treat attempted suicides Canada – Doctor to face disciplinary hearing for euthanasia UK – United Kingdom … Read more

Pornography – The Sad Facts

Pornography has been declared a public health crisis in many states and countries. We cannot close our eyes to the devastating consequences it has on individuals and societies. The statistics are overwhelming. The Proven Men Porn Survey, conducted by the Barna Group in 2014, found that 64 percent of U.S. men view pornography monthly, with … Read more

Aid to Africa: Update

Inhambane, Mozambique, June 2017 Mrs Angelika Böhmer This was our third outreach at Inhambane hospital over the past four years and we have built good relationships with the local staff during this period. On our first outreach we were met with a degree of mistrust but this time we experienced a hearty welcome and excellent … Read more

LIFEalerts 15 November 2017

Abortion UK – Legal abortion clinic pays staff bonuses to ensure abortions USA – More abortion clinics fail Health requirements USA – Paediatricians laud new ethical non embryonic stem cell vaccine USA – Former Abortion changes her view on abortion Alternative Medicine No news today Euthanasia Australia – Victoria euthanasia bill in the balance as … Read more

Dagga – To be or not to be

On Tuesday the 7th of November ten Constitutional Court judges heard argument by various parties on whether or not to confirm the Western Cape High Court judgement delivered earlier this year, which declared the legislation prohibiting dagga possession, use, cultivation and dealing to be unconstitutional to the extent that it does not allow for the … Read more

DFL joins current Con Court Dagga battle amid FDA cracking down on Cancer curing claims

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Telephone: 032 481 5550 Date: 07 November 2017 On Tuesday the 7th of November 2017 Doctors For Life International (DFL) as Amicus Curiae (Friend of The Court) and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (together with other South African Government Departments), will argue to … Read more

LIFEalerts 25 October 2017

  Abortion South Africa – Political party seeks to repeal abortion act USA – Two states ban abortion on pain-capable babies USA – What really happens inside an abortion clinic? UK – Woman changed her mind about abortion Alternative Medicine No news today Euthanasia Canada – Nine out of ten Quebec caregivers support MAiD for … Read more

LIFEalerts 13 October 2017

  Abortion USA – Abortion clinic closed permanently due to health standards USA – Studies on victims of rape and abortion Alternative Medicine No news today Euthanasia UK – Is fear of being a burden a good reason for assisted suicide? USA – Assisted suicide push fails in New York Netherlands – Will assisted suicide … Read more

Special LIFEalert 23 September 2017

1. American College of Physicians Reaffirms Opposition to Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide ACP also calls for improved hospice and palliative care In “Ethics and the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide,” an updated paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) reaffirmed its opposition to the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and affirmed … Read more

LIFEalerts 15 September 2017

  Abortion Iceland – Nearly 100{01b0879e117dd7326006b2e84bcaac7e8fa1509c5c67baf2c9eb498fe06caff4} of Down syndrome babies terminated Alternative Medicine USA – Patients choosing alternative cancer therapy double risk of death Asia – Use of alternative medicine does more harm than good Euthanasia Canada – Financial suicide -euthanasia’s true color Netherlands – Dutch right-to-die group confirms elder abuse risk IVF& Surrogacy Cyprus … Read more

HIV AIDS

ABOUT 47 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH HIV SINCE 1981. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that causes a gradual deterioration of the immune system, resulting in infections which the human body cannot defend. People who are infected with HIV may have the virus up to ten years before displaying any symptoms. … Read more

LIFEalerts 25 August 2017

Abortion USA – Texas permanently bans taxpayer funding of abortion USA – Google and Facebook Protesting Women’s Health Care Clinic Alternative Medicine USA – FDA Links Naturopathic Turmeric Death to Contaminated Product Euthanasia Netherlands – Latest end-of-life statistics from the Netherlands New Zealand – 80 percent of respondents against legalizing assisted suicide IVF& Surrogacy India … Read more

New England Journal of Medicine: Evidence is lacking that Dagga helps for chronic pain or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 16 August 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 Two news agencies, CNN and Times Live have reported on a significant new article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) about the effectiveness of Cannabis (Dagga) for the treatment of pain and Post Traumatic Stress … Read more

Drinking something sweet or eating condensed milk may be insufficient for treating unintentional cannabis intoxication

Dagga confectionery and sweets for sale

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 15 August 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 An article in CNN today, appears to mirror the recent incident in Orange Farm where a school girl had to be admitted after accidentally eating a Dagga (Cannabis) muffin. The article reports on a 133{01b0879e117dd7326006b2e84bcaac7e8fa1509c5c67baf2c9eb498fe06caff4} increase in … Read more

Schoolgirl Admitted to ICU: South Africans Brace Yourselves Should Dagga Be Legalised

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 13 August 2017 Telephone: 074 112 9093 The recent incident where a female learner from Siyaphambili High School in Orange Farm, Johannesburg, ended up in the ICU after accidentally purchasing and ingesting Cannabis (Dagga) muffins at school, poses a grave warning to what South … Read more

LIFEalerts 11 August 2017

  Abortion UK – Government to spend £1 Billion Promoting Abortion Worldwide Ireland – ‘We can do better’ than ‘killing children before they are born’ Alternative Medicine Ghana – Expedite passage of the alternative medicine bill Euthanasia Netherlands – Latest end-of-life statistics from the Netherlands IVF& Surrogacy No news today Medical Ethics USA – First … Read more

The legalisation of dagga is not a matter of popular opinion but needs a scientific approach

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 31 July 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 The cannabis court case, or so-called “trial of the plant” that starts today in the Pretoria High Court, is about the total legalisation of cannabis (dagga). The use of dagga for medicinal purposes is however being misused … Read more

Download: Court Papers for Dagga Court Case

Download the full bundle: DaggaCaseCourtPapers_2017-07-14.zip (109 MB .zip file) or view separately: 1. Pleadings bundle 2017-06-09_Index_to_Pleadings_Bundle_KTvF.DOCX 2017-06-09_Pleadings_BUNDLE.pdf 2. Pre-amendment pleadings bundle 2017-06-09_Index_to_Pre-Amendment_Pleadings_Bundle_KTvF.DOCX 2017-06-09_Pre-amendment_pleadings_BUNDLE.pdf 3. Pre-trial bundle 2017-06-09_Master_Index_to_Pre-trial_Bundle_KTvFv2.DOCX 2017-06-09_pre-trial_BUNDLEv2.PDF 4. Notices bundle 2017-06-09_Master_Index_to_Notices_Bundle_KTvF.DOCX 2017-06-13_notices_BUNDLE_v2.pdf 5. Additional documents bundle 2017-06-09_Additional_Documents_BUNDLE.pdf 2017-06-09_Index_to_Additional_Documents_Bundle_KTvF.DOCX 6. First to Seventh Defendants’ Expert bundle 2017-06-09_Index_to_1-7_Defendants_Experts_KTvF.DOCX 2017-06-09_1st_to_7th_Defs_expert_BUNDLE.pdf 7. Eighth Defendant’s Expert bundle 2017-06-09_Master_Index_to_Eighth_Defendants_Experts_KTvF.DOCX 2017-06-09_8th_Defendants_expert_BUNDLE_for_court_file.pdf 8. … Read more

Doctors For Life Court Case to Prevent Legalization of Dagga (Marijuana)

We need your urgent financial support In RE: Stobbs and 2 others//National Director of Public Prosecutions and six ministers of government departments and Doctors For Life International Download the Court Papers Introduction On the 31st of July 2017 a court case commenced in the Pretoria High Court concerning the constitutional legality of South Africa’s dagga … Read more

South Africa should know the implications of letting the LGBT teach our children on homosexuality

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 11 July 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 Gender DynamiX, SWEAT, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, Partners in Sexual Health and Triangle are the few mentioned LGBT NGO’s that have made submissions to the South African Government which they might consider adopting. Some of … Read more