Category Archives: Euthanasia

Euthanizing Children in Belgium

Belgium is the only country in the world to have legalised euthanasia for children of all ages. Euthanasia cases are up by 13% By SPUC—The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Three children were killed by

A straight line from abortion to euthanasia and assisted suicide

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I will never forget sitting in my seventh grade class, astonished at what my teacher had just written on the blackboard. She had drawn a line leading from the

Euthanasia Hurts Palliative Care in Quebec

By Wesley J. Smith Legalizing euthanasia can stunt the palliative-care sector. The Netherlands, for example, has traditionally performed comparatively poorly in this field. Indeed, one doctor once infamously said he didn’t need palliative care when he had

Germany’s Health Minister decides to stop providing euthanasia drugs

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In March 2017, Germany’s federal Court decided that doctors could prescribe lethal drugs to their patients. The decision created a dilemma because article 217 of Germany’s Criminal Code

‘Please make comfortable’

An estimated 650 patients at an English hospital had their lives ‘shortened’. It has taken 20 years to get to the bottom of the scandal By Michael Cook What do you think? Am I naïve, or what?

Hospital regime “geared towards euthanasia” shortened the lives of over 450 people

An earlier police statement said there was a culture of “involuntary euthanasia” By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children More than 450 people died in Gosport War Memorial Hospital after being prescribed “dangerous doses” of

Mercy Killing? Oppose it

By Right to Life of Michigan This is the final in a five-part series contrasting the ways our society could handle end-of-life care moving forward. What is a doctor? What role do they occupy in society? While

Portugal: Communists firmly oppose euthanasia

By Michael Cook A footnote to last week’s story about the narrow defeat of euthanasia in Portugal’s parliament. The vote was 115-110 and failed because the Communist Party opposes euthanasia. Communist MP Antonio Filipe explained why in

A bishop’s prayer answered as Guernsey rejects euthanasia

By K.V. Turley A British jurisdiction has voted against legalising euthanasia. Last month, the elected assembly of Guernsey voted down proposals to make euthanasia legal. Guernsey is part of the Channel Islands, an archipelago in the English

Is euthanasia the next step for Ireland after abortion?

By Michael Cook Hard on the heels of Ireland’s historic approval of abortion in a constitutional referendum last week comes a bill to legalise euthanasia. Junior minister John Halligan is working on draft legislation which will be introduced

Portugal votes down legalization of euthanasia

A narrow win, but a win nonetheless By Vincenzina Santoro The Portuguese General Assembly (Parliament) voted down four government legislative proposals to legalize euthanasia in Portugal May 29. The similar measures had been proposed by the four

Portugal Parliament rejects euthanasia

By Dave Andrusko When I read an Associated Press story this morning about the possible legalization of euthanasia in Portugal, the operative sentence was The outcome of Portugal’s vote was uncertain and likely to be close. The