First article on assisted suicide appears in Illinois media

October 12, 2019

The State Journal-Register in Springfield today published an article, “Interest in ‘medical-aid-in-dying’ law rising in Illinois,” which features Dr. David Grube, the national medical director for Compassion & Choices, a national organization that advocates for assisted suicide. Grube is scheduled to speak about the issue on Oct. 17 at a free seminar hosted by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s medical humanities department.

The article also features comments from state Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, who said she plans on introducing legislation that would legalize assisted suicide in Illinois in 2020, or more likely, 2021.


Dr. Tatiana Santos is a young physician who believes that assisted suicide is one of the biggest threats to authentic medicine. Her words of caution are especially poignant against today’s medical landscape, where doctors are often pressured by health care systems to contain costs. 

Dr. Brian Callister tells of how an insurance company was willing to pay for assisted suicide for two of his patients,  instead of the life-saving procedures they needed.