Category Archives: Euthanasia

The inevitable Death Pushers at a Disability Ageing and Lifestyle Expo

Andrew Denton

By Paul Russell Executive Director, HOPE Australia Recently my wife, Anne, attended the Disability Ageing and Lifestyle Expo at the Adelaide Show Grounds. [Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia.] Anne’s aim, as always, is to

The Ethical Menace of “Bioethics” Grows

Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk

By Wesley J. Smith Bioethics discourse aims to change the practice of medicine and the thrust of public policy — usually not for the better. As I have been noting, the field increasingly targets the right of doctors to refuse

What we said in 2013 when child euthanasia was legalized in the Netherlands has come true with a vengeance

Jean-Jacques De Gucht of the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats spoke in favour of the bill in the Senate.

By Dave Andrusko NRL News and NRL News Today have run a number of posts about what was inevitable: the first child euthanized in Belgium under its anything-goes “assisted suicide” regime. I am taking this opportunity to repost what we

To a Paralympian who wants to die

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort

By Kevin Yuill Editor’s note. This post ran September 14. Imagine if [sprinter] Usain Bolt, who has now officially retired from Olympic competition, told the world that, after he ticked a few more things off his ‘bucket list’, he intended

MCCL GO argues that Dutch euthanasia violates human rights protected by international treaties


Contribution filed with Human Rights Council in Geneva GENEVA, Switzerland — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights for all human beings, has submitted a written contribution to the

Child Killing Center Soon in the Netherlands


By Wesley J. Smith Netherlander doctors kill terminally ill, disabled, elderly, Alzheimer’s patients, and mentally/ill depressed age 12 and up. They also commit infanticide of dying and disabled infants, even though that is not technically legal. Now, medicalized killing boosters

Victoria at the cross roads

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews

By Paul Russell Editor’s note. This appeared at Victoria is Australia’s second most populated state. The euthanasia debate returned to the public eye in Victoria once again last week with the announcement that up to half of the Victorian

The year they did the unthinkable – child euthanasia in the Low Countries


By Paul Russell, Executive Director, HOPE Australia Hot upon the heels of the news that the first reported case of euthanasia for a minor took place recently in Belgium, comes the news from Holland that a ‘centre for euthanasia in

Push Continues to Starve Dementia Patients


By Wesley J. Smith People have the right to refuse medical treatment, including in an advance directive. But they do not–and most definitely, should not–have the right to force caregivers to starve them to death when sustenance is not medically

Child Euthanasia Center in Netherlands Expected to Open Soon Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

Dr. Eduard Verhagen

Posted by SPUC (the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) Professor Eduard Verhagen, who is responsible for the Groningen protocol for the euthanasia of infants [in the Netherlands], has predicted that a centre for the euthanasia of children will

Reports confirmed first child euthanized under Belgium law that allows euthanasia at any age

Dr. Wim Distelmans

By Dave Andrusko Little by little a few details are surfacing about an unidentified 17 year old child who was euthanized last week in Belgium who was suffering from a (conveniently) unidentified “incurable illness.” “The euthanasia has taken place,” Jacqueline

Dutch pediatricians seek child euthanasia


By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This was first reposted this past May. The Dutch Health Minister, Edith Schippers, has earmarked almost 400,000 Euros for a study of whether to expand eligibility for euthanasia to children between 1 and 12. At

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