Category Archives: Euthanasia

Kill or Get Out of Medicine!

Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk

By Wesley J. Smith Medical martyrdom is coming, a term I coined to describe doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other such professionals being forced (soon) to choose between their callings and participating in the intentional taking of human life. That is

1/3 Dutch GPs Would Kill Mentally Ill!


By Wesley J. Smith Whoa! Don’t tell me that euthanasia doesn’t lead off a vertical moral cliff: A recent survey of Netherlander MD general practitioners found that very high percentages would kill cancer patients, and 1/3 would be willing to

Euthanasia motion fails in Victorian Parliament

Bernie Finn

By Paul Russell, HOPE Australia The Upper House of the Victorian Parliament debated a euthanasia motion Wednesday that was ultimately left unresolved. The Motion clearly did not have enough support. The motion by Greens Member of the Victorian Legislative Council

There’s always hope–“60 Minutes” spotlights brain tumor treatment breakthrough

Nancy Justice 
(CBS News)

To discourage or deny hope must be one of the cruelest things any one person can do to another  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Euthanasia and assisted suicide enthusiasts peddle a wide range of slogans to further their goals

Alzheimer’s and the Call to Exercise Virtue


By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first appeared sometime ago. But the campaign to annihilate societal resistance to assisted suicide grows ever louder and more insistent and what we read here is a powerful antidote. Last week the New York

Pro-euthanasia group uses video recorded Brittany Maynard to lobby California legislators

Brittany Maynard

By Michael Cook The leading assisted suicide lobby group, Compassion & Choices, has scored another public relations coup with the release of a third Brittany Maynard video. Nineteen days before she committed suicide on November 1, Brittany recorded a video

Killing for Organs Push in The Atlantic Magazine


By Wesley J. Smith I have repeatedly warned about articles published in medical and bioethics journals advocating killing the profoundly disabled or dying for their organs. The assault on the “dead donor rule” has now filtered down to the popular

Family-Supported Suicide and the Duty to Die

Diane Rehm

By Wesley J. Smith In 1991, my friend Frances invited me to a “going away party.” She wasn’t moving or going on vacation. Frances wanted her closest friends to come to her home, to tell her how much she meant

50 or 60 Belgian patients euthanased annually for psychiatric reasons


By Michael Cook At least 50 patients are euthanased each year for purely psychiatric reasons, says the leading figure in Belgian euthanasia, Dr. Wim Distelmans. In an interview in the Belgian magazine Humo, he says: Manic-depressive patients, in their manic

Changed Mind About Euthanasia? Oh Hum

Valentina Maureira, a Chilean teenager with cystic fibrosis, is reconsidering her request for “assistance” to die after her You Tube video prompted a wave of encouragement and uplifting support for the 14-year-old.

By Wesley J. Smith The media love hastened death! When someone wants illegal euthanasia it makes headlines around the world! Brittany Maynard was named one of the most extraordinary people of 2014 by CNN because she committed suicide rather than

Canada to Couple Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting?


By Wesley J. Smith Long ago, in my very first anti-euthanasia article, published by Newsweek in 1993, I warned that legalizing assisted suicide would lead to “organ harvesting as a plum to society.” That dark prophesy has come true in the Netherlands and

Terry Pratchett, novelist, Alzheimer’s campaigner and star euthanasia promoter, dies

Terry Pratchett

By Michael Cook British fantasy writer and star campaigner for assisted suicide Sir Terry Pratchett died last week a natural death surrounded by his family. He had been suffering from early-onset dementia for several years. In the 1990s Sir Terry