Category Archives: Euthanasia

New York Times Pushes Suicide by Starvation

Paula Span

By Wesley J. Smith If there is any aspect of the culture of death not supported and promoted by the New York Times, I haven’t seen it. Now, Paula Span, the Gray (Ashen?) Lady’s “The New Old Age” columnist pushes

South Australia MP floats new euthanasia bill because old one expected to fail

Steph Key, MP

By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Australia The mover of the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2016, Steph Key, MP, has given a rather cryptic comment to the South Australian media about the possible adoption of their ‘Plan B’. It is not a

Euthanizing Children


By Wesley Smith The death of a terminally ill seventeen-year-old boy made headlines recently, as Belgium’s first case of child euthanasia. I don’t understand the sudden fuss. The Netherlands has long allowed minors to request and receive euthanasia: Dutch children

Disability activists tell South Australian MPs ‘No’ to euthanasia. Australian AMA agrees.


By Paul Russell Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post on Mr. Russell’s blog. Today a diverse group of disability activists assembled in the South Australian [SA] Parliament to deliver a very clear message to politicians about their

Leading Australian journalist decries push for euthanasia

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly fears that it will change the country for ever. By Paul Russell, director, HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide One of Australia’s most respected journalists, Paul Kelly, has kicked back against what some of his journalistic colleagues have

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

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