Category Archives: Euthanasia

Forced Starvation Attempt Appeal Dismissed

Mrs. Margaret Bentley

By Wesley J. Smith Good news: The case that sought to force a nursing home to starve an Alzheimer’s patient to death even though she willingly took nourishment–has been dismissed. From the Advocate Daily story: The British Columbia Court of

A statement we should all fear

Dr. Rob Jonquiere

By Paul Russell The theory and the practice of euthanasia simply don’t match and the rhetoric and reality are miles apart. Dutch activist Dr Rob Jonquiere, head of the world body pressing for euthanasia, is in New Zealand peddling euthanasia

The case of a BC woman with dementia who is being fed normally, to be decided today

Mrs. Margaret Bentley

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) hopes that the British Columbia (BC) Court of Appeal will decide not to hear the case of a BC woman, who is living with dementia and

Denial of Treatment Seminar Highlights Threat of Involuntary Euthanasia

Burke Balch, J.D.

On Saturday, February 7, New York State Right to Life presented a Denial of Treatment Seminar in Hicksville, NY, hosted by Long Island Coalition for Life. The seminar highlighted the urgent threat to the lives of the medically vulnerable in

Colombia may finally legalise euthanasia


By Michael Cook The assisted suicide of American woman Brittany Maynard on November 1 may have tipped Colombia into legalising euthanasia. Euthanasia has been in legal limbo in the South American nation since a decision by its Constitutional Court in

The Netherlander Euthanasia Contagion


  By Wesley J. Smith Newsweek has a long article–in which I briefly appear–exploring how and why the euthanasia monster broke its fetters to turn the Netherlands into ground zero for the culture of death (now seriously challenged by the

Crossing the Rubicon, Supreme Court of Canada seems eerily complacent about ramifications of assisted suicide ruling

Andrew Coyne

By Andrew Coyne Editor’s note. This article was published in the National Post on February 6 and republished at One measure of the eerie complacency of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) — the euthanasia

Murderer Latimer Supports Canadian Euthanasia

Robert Latimer, now 57, has no regrets about his daughter's death.

By Wesley J. Smith One Sunday, Robert Latimer carried his 12-year-old daughter to the family pickup truck parked in the barn. He placed the girl, disabled by cerebral palsy, in the vehicle and started the engine. He closed the doors

Isle of Man rejects euthanasia


  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia On the 3rd of February, the parliament of the Isle of Man (known as The House of Keys) rejected a euthanasia initiative by a margin of 17 to 5. The Isle of Man

Euthanasia “has shed its aura of transgression”


  By Dave Andrusko Last week we commented on a provocative column written by the National Post’s Barbara Kay, one of my favorite writers from up North. As I explained at the time, Kay was using a book written by

The Nazi holocaust—let’s not forget the lessons of history and the leading role doctors played


  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Last week saw two significant anniversaries that

70 years on and the dark echoes continue to reverberate

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE This week marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by the Russian Allied Forces on the 27th of January 1945. While the world rightly remembers in commemorating this day the