Category Archives: Euthanasia

The continual expansion of euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium

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By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Washington Post has published a very well researched article by Charles Lane titled: Europe’s sinister expansion of euthanasia. The article was republished in the National Post and several other major newspapers

Québec euthanasia kit offers no effective oversight over life and death

Dr. Yves Robert, right, secretary for Quebec's College of Physicians

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition According to an article written by Sharon Kirkey and published in the National Post, the Québec government will distribute euthanasia kits with step by step instructions for killing patients. The Québec government

New Euthanasia push in Tasmania confirmed

Lara Giddings MP

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. Tasmania is an island state that is part of the Commonwealth of Australia. Last week the Tasmanian State Conference of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) endorsement of a motion in support of

Quebec Doctors are Veterinarians Now

Dr. Yves Robert, right, secretary for Quebec's College of Physicians

By Wesley J. Smith Quebec legalized euthanasia last year, euphemistically called “aid in dying,” which is NOT restricted to the terminally ill (why would it be?), with mandated complicity that no Quebec MD can avoid due to the referral requirement.

Mixed signals from Netherlands and Belgium about euthanasia

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By Michael Cook There is good news and bad news about euthanasia from the Netherlands and Belgium in JAMA Internal Medicine earlier this month. But which is which depends on which side of the fence you sit. From the Netherlands

The Coming Medical Authoritarianism

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By Wesley J. Smith Canada’s medical establishment intends to force all doctors to kill patients legally qualified for euthanasia–a radically broad category–or find a doctor who will. If doctors refuse, they will be punished. I call this authoritarian threat, “medical

Where is Belgian euthanasia headed, asks The New Yorker

Tom Mortier

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of this week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran over the last

The price we pay when respect for the sanctity of life is lost

Diane Weber Bederman

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of this week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran over the last

Provincial government appoints pro-euthanasia panel to devise euthanasia laws

Maureen Taylor, co-chair, The Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) The Ontario Government is spearheading its own “expert panel” on euthanasia and assisted suicide in conjunction with many Provinces and Territories. The panel has set-up an online survey with skewed

Better off dead? What Peter Singer doesn’t get about disability and euthanasia

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By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week Peter Singer, the bioethicist from Princeton University debated Anthony Fisher, the Archbishop of Sydney Australia. Singer, who has published books supporting euthanasia, assisted suicide, and infanticide, faced strong criticism from

Reviving the slippery slope

Arthur Caplan

By Michael Cook “Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the ‘slippery slope’: once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die. There

Why Dutch doctors are reporting fewer euthanized infants

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By Michael Cook Doctors in the Netherlands are permitted to give infants under 1 year a lethal injection if it has a low life expectancy and is suffering. The precise conditions for this controversial act are contained in the Groningen