Category Archives: Euthanasia

Colombia: Health Ministry Creates Guidelines for Euthanasia; Catholic Hospitals Threaten to Close

Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI): Colombia’s Health Minister Alejandro Gaviría has established guidelines for euthanasia to permit ‘competent’ adults with a terminal illness to request death by lethal injection. The Health Ministry’s

Euthanasia ‘off the table’ in Victorian Parliament – for now

Paul Russell, director of HOPE.

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. MLCs refers to Members of the Legislative Council, the upper house of the Victorian Parliament. Since the recent Victorian State [Australia] elections it has been clear that there existed a strong and

Alzheimer’s undue influence on the euthanasia debate

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  By Michael Cook Negative attitudes towards Alzheimer’s disease are an undue influence on the euthanasia debate, claims an Australian bioethicist. Deakin University Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone has examined the ‘Alzheimerisation’ of the euthanasia debate in her book, “Alzheimer’s disease, media

Euthanasia’s Cancerous Corruption of Medical Morality


  By Wesley J. Smith During World War II, German doctors euthanized disabled babies and adults. As Robert Jay Lifton reported in The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, no one forced these doctors to kill. Many

“Professor, do your homework,” disability group tells Singer

Peter Singer

By Michael Cook Utilitarian bioethicist Peter Singer has often come under fire for his views on infanticide from pro-life groups. But after a recent radio interview, he was sternly rebuked by a US government agency, the National Council on Disability

Bigot Peter Singer: Don’t Pay to Treat Disabled Babies

Bioethicist Peter Singer

By Wesley J. Smith Peter Singer is a bigot. Rather than believing in universal human equality, he would invidiously measure the capacities of human beings to determine whether they are “persons.” Those with insufficient capacities, are to be deemed human

A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America — By Ian Dowbiggin


By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. I reviewed Prof. Dowbiggin’s remarkable book for the National Catholic Register way back in September 2003. “Success” for euthanasia proponents was very limited at that point. Since then, however, they have enjoyed a number of

South African Judge Approves Mercy Murder

Judge Hans Fabricius

By Wesley J. Smith I once spoke in South Africa at a biomedical conference in Cape Town against euthanasia. I was the opening keynote and I mentioned that it would be both a tragedy and a travesty if a country

Pushing DNRs on Elderly at National Health Service

Wesley Smith

By Wesley J. Smith Can’t have expensive OLD people hanging around using up resources (that their enterprise and hard work helped generate!) Apparently the bureaucratic controlled National Health Service (NHS) in the UK wants doctors to ask EVERY elderly person–healthy

Colombia close to legal euthanasia

Columbia Health Minister Alejandro Gaviría

By Michael Cook Colombia’s Health Ministry has finally drawn up guidelines for voluntary euthanasia, 18 years after the country’s supreme court ruled that it was a constitutional right. Health Minister Alejandro Gaviría told media that only competent adults would be

Québec doctors’ survey indicates that the euthanasia law will be abused


By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A survey of Québec physicians indicates that the euthanasia law, which is scheduled to take effect in December, will be abused by Québec physicians. The National Post’s Sharon Kirkey recently reported that

Luxembourg euthanasia report conceals more than it reveals


By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Wednesday the Luxembourg euthanasia commission released its semi-annual report. According to the report, in 2013-2014, 15 people died by euthanasia, which was a slight increase from 14 people who died