Category Archives: Euthanasia

Belgium: ‘Euthanasia is a nice idea’ – the decline of a society?

Hermann de Dijn, emeritus professor of philosophy at the Belgian University of Leuven

By Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, EPC International Director and Director of HOPE Ireland Hermann de Dijn, emeritus professor of philosophy at the Belgian University of Leuven, says: ‘Once the law [legalizing assisted suicide] is there, you have people asking themselves new

Belgium’s euthanasia establishment hisses back

Dr. Tom Mortier

By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Australia The name and the story of Belgian chemist Dr Tom Mortier has become known throughout the world. His physically well mother was clinically depressed. Yet in 2012 she was euthanized without his knowledge in

The Economist to campaign on Belgian model of euthanasia

Zanny Minton-Beddoes

By Michael Cook The world’s most influential news magazine, The Economist, has a new editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton-Beddoes, its former business affairs editor. One of the very first issues on which she has chosen to campaign is the legalization of euthanasia.

Euthanasia’s Open Season on the Mentally Ill

Godelieva De Troyer

By Wesley J. Smith A few years ago, I spoke about end-of-life care at a town-hall event; it quickly devolved into an intense debate on assisted suicide. When the time came for audience questions, a self-described “mentally ill” woman took

France Senate Rejects Slow Motion Euthanasia Share


By Wesley J. Smith A bit ago I wrote about how the French Senate was considering legalizing terminal sedation as a way to kill the terminally ill. That column also distinguished between the slow motion euthanasia by dehydration/starvation of terminal

Healthy 24-year-old woman to be euthanised in Belgium – An Update


By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Belgian euthanasia insanity continues with the case of a 24-year-old healthy woman (Laura) who will die by euthanasia this summer for psychological reasons, now the Inquisitr has provided more information

Life? I’m not really that into it any more


By Michael Cook News flash from Brussels, the nihilism capital of the world! A 24-year-old healthy woman named Laura will soon be euthanased. The reason? Leven, dat is niets voor mij, she says: life, that’s not for me. And Belgian

Victorian Premier does not support euthanasia

Labor Premier Daniel Andrews

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that ran at A report in the Melbourne Age newspaper [The Age] this week says that Labor Premier Daniel Andrews has significant concerns about euthanasia

Nevada DA Shrugs at Gun Euthanasia

DA Jason Woodbury

By Wesley J. Smith This is the kind of thing that opens the door to people accepting euthanasia murder as a legitimate action. A man shot his wife in the hospital because she was despondent over becoming paralyzed in an

Where is Belgian euthanasia headed, asks The New Yorker

Tom Mortier

By Michael Cook The long-drawn-out case of a woman who asked for euthanasia in 2012 may eventually reach a criminal court in Belgium. The European Court of Human Rights wants a Belgian court to hear allegations that there were serious

Belgian Death Doctor Wins Humanist Award

Dr. Wim Distelmans

By Wesley J. Smith I keep saying that humanism has metastasized into anti-humanism. Case in point, the notorious euthanasia death doctor William Distelmans–an oncologist–killed the healthy but depressed Godelieva De Troyer because she wanted to die. The first her son

Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ from German philosophy festival

Peter Singer

By Michael Cook Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views. The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through Europe well. In late May he added another two honorary doctorates — from the Universities