Category Archives: Euthanasia

Euthanasia Guru Bemoans His Handiwork

Boudewijn Chabot

By Wesley J. Smith Boudewijn Chabot was the Netherlander psychiatrist who assisted the suicide of a deeply depressed woman who wanted to die after the demise of her two children. All she wanted to do was be buried between them.

Canada’s Assisted Dying law–one year later

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] One year after the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, Canada has become the prime example of how legalizing assisted dying cannot be controlled and why these laws are naturally

Elder abuse is a clear and present danger in the euthanasia debate

An Australian report underscores the seriousness of the problem By Paul Russell, Director HOPE, Preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide Editor’s note. Paul Russell is director of HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide, which is based in Australia. This appeared on Mr.

Canadian nurse forced out for refusing to participate in euthanasia

Mary Jean Martin

By Pete Baklinski PALMER RAPIDS, Ontario, June 14, 2017 — A Canadian nurse no longer has her job helping the sick and the elderly after she was told that she must either assist patients who wanted to kill themselves using

Euthanasia Inquiry slated for Western Australia

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia After acknowledging during the recent Western Australian election campaign that he supported euthanasia, now Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan (as he did before the previous election in 2013) said recently that any such bill

Dr. Yves Robert concerned about evolving euthanasia laws in Québec

This article was published by the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia. On May 10, Dr. Yves Robert, Secretary of the Collège des médecins du Québec, asked the following question in a thoughtful article published on the CMQ website: “If the goal

Euthanasia abandons despairing and desperate people

Actress Claire King

By Wesley J. Smith A UK actress has announced she is seriously pondering euthanasia due to fears of being a “burden” when she can no longer care of herself. From the Manchester Evening News story: Actress Claire King had revealed

Is euthanasia really the ‘best’ way to die?

By Michael Cook New York’s supreme court began weighing up arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide last week, so it was no surprise that the New York Times reported the euthanasia death in British Columbia of an expatriate New Yorker.

If you have the ‘why’ of living, you can find the ‘how’

Insights for the euthanasia debate from unpacking the concept of dignity By Margaret Somerville A review of Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days, by Harvey Max Chochinov. Oxford UP, 199 pages. (Note: In this review I refer to the

What the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case should teach us about Canada’s euthanasia law

Elizabeth Wettlaufer

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (Declaration: I was born and raised in Woodstock Ontario, and I have worked in London, Ontario all of my adult life. ) Now that Elizabeth Wettlaufer has confessed to first degree

‘They killed her last night’

Could euthanasia make a useful companion to elder abuse? By Paul Russell, founder, HOPE Australia I imagine that our headline grabbed your attention – as it did mine when playwright, Michael Griffiths phoned me with this news the morning after

Pro-Euthanasia Drama Finale: Not ‘Letting People Die’ Is a ‘Form of Torture’

By Callista Ring The 2-part season finale of Lifetime’s Mary Kills People, “The Judas Cradle” and “Morning Glory,” which aired Sunday night, wrapped up the season with this message: Those in favor of assisted suicide are “the good ones.” Those