Tag Archives: euthanasia

Unconscious Patient Heard End Care Push

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  By Wesley J. Smith Sometimes, I think, the medical system is in too big a rush to assume that people with brain damage are out and gone. This is the fruit of a “quality of life” value system that

There can be dignity in all states of life

Catherine Frazee

  Editor’s note. This article was published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 15. By Catherine Frazee In his article of Oct. 9, Desmond Tutu emphasizes the importance of language on the sensitive issue of medically assisted dying. In the

Elderly pro-euthanasia campaigner starves herself to death in high-profile attempt to advance her cause

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  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. A long-term pro-euthanasia campaigner has starved herself

Lethal Ageism

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  By Wesley J. Smith A story out of Belgium vividly illustrates how our elderly are becoming personae non gratae in a society increasingly obsessed with avoiding difficulty. Francis and Anne are healthy and happily married octogenarians. Not wanting to

There’s no “mushy middle” on euthanasia

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  By Margaret Somerville Many know the saying “You have to fish or cut bait”. Many fewer know the law’s equivalent, “You can’t approbate and reprobate”. But the Canadian Medical Association’s recent dealing with their 2007 Policy on Euthanasia and

Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands continue their relentless rise

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  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The “Falconer bill” mentioned in the last

Dutch Shrinks Kill More Mentally Ill Patients

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  By Wesley J. Smith Dutch euthanasia rates keep rising, and the killable caste continues to expand. From, the DutchNews.nl story: “There were 4,829 official cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands last year, an increase of 15% on 2012, according

More on Ezekiel Emanuel and his insistence he would want to live only until age 75

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  By Dave Andrusko The Federalist webpage (thefederalist.com) is a terrific source of commentary on an array of issues. More than a few deal directly with our issues—for example, there is Mollie Hemingway who wrote brilliantly about Supreme Court Justice

Netherlands 2013 euthanasia report – 15% increase, euthanasia for psychiatric problems and dementia

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  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The 2013 Netherlands euthanasia report was released today indicating a 15% increase in reported euthanasia deaths. The 2013 report indicated that there were 4,829 reported euthanasia deaths up from 4,188

Reflections on “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race”

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  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This piece, written a while back, discusses an exhibit that was exceptionally helpful to understanding the origins of the Nazi Holocaust. Not only did doctors and scientists lay the foundation for the Holocaust, the

Euthanasia: And they say that people with disabilities have nothing to fear…

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  By Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Director of EPC – International and a leader of Not Dead Yet UK Health24.com (9/23/14) reports a story from SAPA (the South African Press Association): A doctor, previously convicted in New Zealand for assisting his

Belgian media promotes couple euthanasia

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  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia The Belgian online news service Moustique (the Mosquito) is featuring an interview with an elderly Belgian couple and their son in which they discuss the couple’s plans to die together by euthanasia. Couple