Tag Archives: euthanasia

Senior Depression Often Untreated? Euthanize!


  By Wesley J. Smith I get such whiplash. On one hand, we are oft told in the media that assisted suicide/euthanasia are “dignity” and “choice”–that ending one’s own life at the time and in the manner of one’s choosing

Canada Bill to Legalize Euthanasia of Disabled


  By Wesley J. Smith Like I keep saying: Euthanasia/assisted suicide is not about terminal illness. It is ultimately about allowing anyone with more than a transitory desire to die to be killed–whether by a doctor, a lay suicide facilitator,

It’s a Kevorkian World

Jack Kevorkian

  By Wesley J. Smith In the midst of the Brittany Maynard media mania, it struck me how prophetic Jack Kevorkian was about how deeply the culture of death would subsume the culture of the West. So, I took to

Bioethicists debate should severely disabled infants be euthanased?

Gilbert Meilaender

  By Michael Cook Two of the leading voices in bioethics have a fascinating head-to-head confrontation on the euthanasia of severely disabled infants in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Udo Schuklenk, of Queen’s University,

Disability and Euthanasia

Craig Wallace of the Australian disability rights group Lives Worth Living

  Editor’s note. Last week Sydney Catholic Communications interviewed two disability advocates about their views on euthanasia. This appeared at sydneycatholic.org With a euthanasia bill tabled in the Federal Parliament, arguments on all sides of the debate are gathering steam,

MS Patient “Hero” for Euthanasia/Organ Harvest

Dutch Health minister Edith Schippers

  By Wesley J. Smith So, this is where euthanasia leads, and how its values spread like a virus. Belgium permits euthanasia to be combined with organ harvesting. That odious couplng has now apparently spread to the Netherlands, where Dickey

Belgian euthanasia group tours Auschwitz

  By Michael Cook About 70 people accompanied Belgian euthanasia doctor Wim Distelmans on his tour of Auschwitz, the Nazi extermination camp in German-occupied Poland, last month. The German magazine Der Spiegel ran a long, reflective feature which attempted to

Dutch Health Minister calls for tighter euthanasia guidelines

Dutch Health Minister, Edith Schippers

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dutch Health Minister, Edith Schippers, reacted to comments by Professor Theo Boer by calling for tighter guidelines for euthanasia. Boer, an ethicist who was a member of a Euthanasia Review

Germany debates euthanasia and assisted suicide

German Health Minister Hermann Groehe (Getty images)

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The lower house of German parliament began debate today on euthanasia and/or assisted suicide. EuropeOnline Magazine reported No legislation is on the table yet, but five caucuses have developed on

Child with disabilities dies by euthanasia by dehydration

Nancy Fitzmaurice

  By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The death by intentional dehydration of Nancy Fitzmaurice, a 12 year-old child with significant disabilities in the UK, is clearly a case of euthanasia by dehydration and not a case of

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition challenges Quebec euthanasia law

Hugh Scher

  By Hugh Scher, Legal Counsel. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Québec’s landmark law allowing euthanasia contravenes Canadian criminal homicide laws and represents a dangerous step towards a patchwork quilt of provincial regulation of serious criminal conduct, which is why the issue

Rejecting euthanasia and respecting the secular spirit

Margaret Somerville

  By Margaret Somerville Recently, Jonathan Kay, John Moore and I participated in a panel on the CBC’s [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s] The National, discussing assisted suicide and euthanasia. Kay supported extreme individual autonomy: Whatever their reason, competent adults should have