Tag Archives: euthanasia

People with disabilities don’t want your pity and we don’t want your death

Steve Passmore protesting euthanasia bill in 2009.

  By Steve Passmore Editor’s note. The following letter, which was published by the Hamilton Spectator on April 15, was reprinted on the blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Mr. Passmore is a member of

Some Dutch Pharmacists Say No to Euthanasia


  By Wesley J. Smith As we move into a morally polyglot society–with the culture of death rushing to the fore–the question of medical conscience will become increasingly hot button. This is apparently already occurring in the Netherlands where many

Why euthanasia slippery slopes can’t be prevented

Margaret Somerville

  By Margaret Somerville Advocates of legalizing euthanasia reject “slippery slope” arguments as unfounded fear-mongering and claim that its use will always be restricted to rare cases of dying people with unrelievable, unbearable suffering. But, as the Netherlands and Belgium

Belgian intensive care doctors back involuntary euthanasia


  By Michael Cook Involuntary euthanasia is acceptable medical treatment, according to a recent official statement by the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Although voluntary euthanasia is legal in Belgium under some circumstances, involuntary euthanasia is basically illegal. But

Belgian Docs Give Selves OK to Kill ICU Patients


  By Wesley J. Smith The Journal of Critical Care Medicine has published a statement by the Belgian Society of Critical Care Medicine giving ICU docs the right to kill patients–even though euthanasia in the country is supposed to only

Quebec Safe from Euthanasia–For Now


  By Wesley J. Smith Quebec’s Parliament came close to legalizing a very radical euthanasia bill, but then the fat was pulled out of the proverbial fire at the last minute, and new elections were called. Boom! The political party

Belgium’s deadly cough

Roger Kiska

  Roger Kiska contends child euthanasia in Belgium is bad law and may be contagious . . . By Roger Kiska When Europe coughs, America catches a cold. The legal, political and cultural landscape in the U.S. is fertile for

Feeding Tube Removed Despite Court Order

Wesley Smith

  By Wesley J. Smith Texas has a medical futility–what I call Futile Care Theory–law permitting doctors to remove wanted life-support that works from a patient based on their views about quality of life. Before that is done, patients/families are

Kevorkian’s “pro-euthanasia paintings” expected to fetch up to $45,000 each

Al Pacino, who played "Dr. Death," with Jack Kevorkian

  By Dave Andrusko News that eleven of the late Jack Kevorkian’s paintings are up for sale in Los Angeles—at “upward of $45,000 per canvas”—are a reminder that long before there was Kermit Gosnell, there was Jack Kevorkian. Whereas abortionist

Hard cases make bad euthanasia laws

Tony Nicklinson

  By Paul Russell The pro-euthanasia lobby often promotes media reports of people facing difficult prognoses who wish to end their lives rather than face inevitable deterioration. Such persons often become, for a short while, celebrities for a macabre cause.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition welcomes an open debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide

Canadian Member of Parliament Steven Fletcher

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Queensland Canadian Member of Parliament Steven Fletcher intends to introduce two private members bills to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Based on the order of precedence, Mr. Fletcher’s euthanasia bills will

How do you neutralize death?

Jean Echlin

  By Jean Echlin Editor’s note. This appeared at alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. The push by those driving the “dying with dignity” groups, including much of our media, to neutralize the terms euthanasia and assisted suicide now includes the Canadian Nurses Association, our