Category Archives: Euthanasia

The euthanasia slippery slope: a failure of memory and imagination

When the splash of assisted-suicide and euthanasia blinds us to their far-reaching ripples. By Margaret Somerville Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for

A Quebec ‘mercy killing’ prompts a rethink on euthanasia law

Michel Cadotte, his sister and his sister-in-law entering court

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the

Vatican orders Catholic Psychiatric Institutions to stop euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last April, Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals that are operated by the Brothers of Charity, announced that they would allow euthanasia to be done in their institutions. Soon after,

The Young and the Vulnerable

Bioethicists’ turn to the dark side. By Wesley J. Smith When I was a small boy, polio terrified me. Each year, it would strike thousands of children like me—and you never knew when or where it would

Is euthanasia corrupting transplant ethics?

By Wesley J. Smith In my very first anti-euthanasia column, published by Newsweek in 1993, I worried that once medicalized killing became accepted, it would soon be joined by “organ harvesting as a plum to society.” “Alarmist!”

Latest end-of-life statistics from the Netherlands

Nearly one death in 20 now due to euthanasia By Michael Cook More statistics about euthanasia from the Netherlands, based on the latest figures from 2015. Nearly one death in 20 (4.5%) is now due to euthanasia.

Report confirms a massive majority against euthanasia in New Zealand

Submission process shows the difference between a poll and considered opinions. By Carolyn Moynihan A New Zealand parliamentary committee has issued a report showing that 80 percent of people submitting their views about euthanasia opposed “assisted dying.” However,

Great News: New Zealand Health Committee report on euthanasia does not recommend legalisation

Maryan Street

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The New Zealand Health Committee report on euthanasia that received 22,000 submissions over a two-year period, and direct input from 1000 people, including myself, did not recommend legalizing

New Zealand Parliamentary Health Select Committee Rejects Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Hon. Maryan Street

By Ken Orr, Spokesman, Right to Life of New Zealand Right to Life welcomes the 49 page report of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee that emphatically rejects a culture of death by refusing to make any recommendation that

“I’m an atheist and against euthanasia”

Kevin Yuill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Kevin Yuill, who wrote the book, “Assisted Suicide: The Liberal Humanist Case Against Legalisation,” wrote an article that was published today in the Australian Spectator titled, “I’m an atheist

Putting Infants “Down like Dogs”

By Wesley J. Smith The Charlie Gard tragedy has renewed public advocacy for legalizing infanticide. Writing in the New York Times earlier this month, Gary Comstock recounted the tragic death of his son, Sam, who was born

Ontario judge extends terminal definition for euthanasia to a woman with osteoarthritis

Justice Paul Perrell

By Alex Schadenberg Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Recently I wrote about “Canada’s euthanasia law – one year later,“ showing how the euthanasia law is being extended in Canada at a record pace. In June 2016,