Tag Archives: euthanasia

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

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 noeuthanasia.org.au. 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

Everyone to be Organ Donor in Euthanasia Netherlands


By Wesley J. Smith The Netherlands, along with Belgians, permit organ harvesting to be conjoined to voluntary euthanasia. But now, Netherlands is moving to a system in which everyone is an organ donor unless they specifically opt out. From the

Organ Harvesting the Unconscious


By Wesley J. Smith This isn’t happening here–yet. But many in organ transplant medicine and bioethics want permission to kill the profoundly cognitively disabled for their organs, either by lethal injection and then harvesting, or by the process itself. The

Promoting Infanticide in Newsweek


By Wesley J. Smith Everything old is new again. From circa the 1910s, through the end of World War II, infanticide of disabled babies was promoted at the highest politically progressive levels. Helen Keller of all people, argued that killing

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