Tag Archives: euthanasia

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

MDs Can’t Control Pain, Can Kill

Harvey Max Chochinov

By Wesley J. Smith Brilliant! The same Canadian doctors who are apparently very poorly trained in palliative care, have been given a license to kill by the recent radical ruing of the country’s Supreme Court. This medical and potentially humanitarian

Canadian Supreme Court condemns disabled people to death

Supreme Court of Canada

By Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick (OBE) The Supreme Court of Canada judgment confirms what people with disabilities have always known – assisted suicide and euthanasia (AS/E) are fundamentally rooted in the most heinous discrimination against disabled people – discrimination to death.

27% of Dutch physicians would considering “assisting” someone ‘tired of living’ to die


By Dave Andrusko Depending on which question you focus on, the response from physicians to researchers in the Netherlands ran the gamut from terrible to horrible. More than 1,400 Dutch physicians responded to a survey about what circumstances they would

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 alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. 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

Supreme Court of Canada to release assisted suicide decision on Friday

Kay Carter

  Editor’s note. By way of background, on October 15 the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal in the “Carter v. Canada” case which will determine whether the Criminal Code’s prohibition of assisted suicide is constitutional. The lawsuit was

Parents’ request to euthanize toddler turned down, boy undergoes successful brain surgery

Xiong Junyi

  By Dave Andrusko Thanks to the generosity of an unnamed party, little Xiong Junyi, from Anhui, east China, who suffered severe brain damage in an accident at his father’s workplace, underwent life-saving brain surgery last week. Xiong somehow got

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