Category Archives: Euthanasia

The Loving Truth: A New Film Confronting the “Euthanasia Deception”


By Richard Weikart “What is our society becoming? It’s a quality society. Only the best will survive.” So testifies Belgian Professor Tom Mortier in the powerful new documentary, “The Euthanasia Deception,” that is both thought-provoking and emotionally gripping. Many interviews

‘Amour’ is a “dangerously seductive piece of pro-euthanasia propaganda”


By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. I finally was able to actually watch the movie “Amour.” It is every bit as “dangerously seductive” as Dr. Saunders said it was in the following post. It is the perfect agitprop for the

Foreigners go to Belgian ERs for Euthanasia


By Wesley J. Smith When euthanasia is sold, we are promised it will be a rare procedure, oh, so carefully administered, with tremendous protections against abuse. Guidelines, schmidelines: In Belgium, people from other countries show up at ERs to be

We all have a role to stop euthanasia. But the task is monumental. Be ready.


By Charles Lewis Editor’s note. This was reposted at the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Over the past few years many of us have written and spoken about the evils of euthanasia. Part of me always has wondered why

Man writes about caring for wife with Alzheimer’s: “I have been blessed”


By Cassy Fiano Often, when we hear about adults with terminal illnesses, it’s in relation to the debate over assisted suicide and euthanasia. Degenerative illnesses that slowly kill are understandably seen as a person’s worst nightmare. After all, no one

Documentary chronicles history of Dutch euthanasia law from pro-euthanasia perspective


By Michael Cook A new documentary, “The Fight to Die,” made by Dutch director Nan Rosens, gives a quick history of the Dutch legalisation from the 1970s. It was partly financed by NVVE, the Dutch right-to-die organization. For supporters of

Canadian Bar Association Wants More Euthanasia

Julia Lamb, who has a degenerative muscle disease, pauses following a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., June, 27. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

By Wesley J. Smith Once a society accepts the premise that killing is an acceptable answer to suffering, there is seemingly no upper limit to which that principle will eventually not apply. The Canadian Supreme Court recently imposed a nationwide

New euthanasia lobby group launched in Australia

Andrew Denton

By Xavier Symons Editor’s note. Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales are three states of the commonwealth of Australia. This appeared at Influential Australian journalist Andrew Denton has launched a new campaign for assisted dying in Australia, and called

Euthanasia: Disability Hate Crime, and the silence

People gather in front of the front gate of the Tsukui Yamayurien facility for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on July 26. (Takeshi Iwashita)

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Australian News Weekly magazine published an excellent article by Paul Russell, the Executive Director of Hope Australia and Vice Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition-International. Russell, in his commentary, examines

Overwhelming opposition to legalizing assisted suicide in New Zealand


By Dave Andrusko Dr. Jane Silloway Smith, Director of Every Life Research Unit, has analysed a random sampling of the 20,576 submissions made public by the Health Select Committee thus far and found that 78% of submitters are against legalising

Australia 1996 euthanasia debate, arguments opposing euthanasia remain intact

Kevin Andrews MP

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared last week [] in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the introduction into the Australian Federal Parliament of the Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996. Mr. Russell

What’s behind the demolition of conscience rights in Canada?

Margaret Somerville

Autonomy, choice, and tolerance are being used to justify euthanasia but these grand principles don’t apply to opponents By Margaret Somerville I’ve been puzzling about why Canadian “progressive” values advocates, particularly those passionately in favour of the legalization of euthanasia

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