Category Archives: Euthanasia

Brother Rene Stockman is devastated by news that Catholic psychiatric hospitals will offer euthanasia

Brother René Stockman

Editor’s note. This appeared at MercatorNet and is reposted with permission. Brother René Stockman is the superior general of the Brothers of Charity, a “congregation” of the Catholic Church which cares for the poor and the needy. Although residing in Rome

How Can Belgian Catholic Psychiatric Hospitals “Adjust” for Euthanasia?

By Nancy Valko I was in disbelief when I read Michael Cook’s article “Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals ‘adjust’ their view of euthanasia.”  I had to read the translated version on the Brothers of Charity order’s statement itself myself to see

A new play dramatizes Hitler’s first policy of mass murder– Aktion T4

By Dave Andrusko I’ve written or reposted a number of stories about Dominic Lawson, a columnist for the British newspaper, The Daily Mail. Few writers on either side of the pond more eloquently dissect the cancerous growth of a modern

Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals ‘adjust’ their view of euthanasia

Brother René Stockman

By Michael Cook One of the last substantial barriers to increasing the number of euthanasia cases for non-terminally-ill psychiatric patients in Belgium seems to have crumbled. A religious order in the Catholic Church, the Brothers of Charity, is responsible for

The Dutch Mouse that Roared: a challenge to the pro-euthanasia zeitgeist

Kees van der Staaij

By Paul Russell, Director, Hope Australia Public challenges to the zeitgeist on euthanasia are rare in the Netherlands. The practice of deliberately killing patients in Holland has a long history reaching back more than thirty years. The Dutch, like their

Mentally Ill Woman Euthanized in Canada

By Wesley J. Smith I did a radio interview yesterday warning that I expected Canada to, one day, allow euthanasia as a “treatment” for serious mental illness. Today, I find out it already happened. A court apparently allowed a mentally

Nitschke creates his own euthanasia award

Honoring crass and undignified behavior says something about the cause By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Anyone who has ever sat on an awards committee knows well that there are standards to be met. Make the award too easy to attain

Canada Push To Allow Mentally Ill Euthanasia

André Picard

By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia/assisted suicide is NOT about terminal illness. The issue is about normalizing killing as a response to human suffering. Sure, the initial sales pitch would restrict doctor-administered or prescribed death to the dying. But that’s just

European doctors push for harvesting organs from patients they helped kill

By Lianne Laurence April 18, 2017 — A group of Dutch and Belgian research doctors have released a study that calculates how many organs Belgians killed by euthanasia could have donated. In an article in the April article in the

Netherlands 2016 euthanasia deaths increase by another 10%

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Dutch News reported that the number of reported assisted deaths increased by 10% in 2016–with 6,091 reported assisted deaths, representing 4% of all deaths in the Netherlands–up from 5,561 reported

Dutch doctors oppose plans for ‘completed life’ euthanasia

By Michael Cook Although Dutch government proposals for euthanasia for “completed life” – that is, for elderly people who want to step off the treadmill gracefully – have received a lot of publicity, they have not been legislated. Now the

Euthanasia ‘death hotline’ fails to safeguard Ontario doctors’ conscience rights

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins

By Lianne Laurence TORONTO, April 6, 2017 — Ontario doctors will be forced to be complicit in killing their patients by euthanasia or assisted suicide unless the Liberal government amends Bill 84 to include conscience rights protection, warn physicians’ rights