Tag Archives: euthanasia

Looking for the foot in the door: euphemisms in euthanasia & assisted suicide debate

Philip Nitschke

  By Paul Russell, Executive Director, HOPE Australia The recent news concerning Dr. Philip Nitschke, Exit International and the suicide death of two men in Australia who were not terminally ill has forced the Australian public to confront the issue

Medical homicide: telling it as it is

Parliamentre

  By Jacqueline Laing Perhaps in part because of the dwindling birth rates and a steadily ageing and costly population, it is customary now in Britain for the subject of active euthanasia to be revisited every year. Charles (Lord) Falconer

Dutch Ethicist: “Assisted Suicide: Don’t Go There”

Prof. Theo Boer

  By Professor Theo Boer Authorized version, July 16 Editor’s note. The following was sent by Prof. Boer to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Daily Mail newspaper had published an article based on quotes from this essay, which the EPC

Belgium’s “Dr. Death” offers tour of Auschwitz

Wim Distelmans

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article in the July 12 Daily Mail (UK) reported on a disturbing decision by euthanasia activist, Dr. Wim Distelmans, to offer a tour of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz,

Dutch Euthanasia watchdog says: I was wrong – Britain! Don’t do it!

euthanasiadeathnetherlands

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia In an eleventh-hour intervention, former supporter of the Dutch Euthanasia laws and member of the Euthanasia Review Committee in The Netherlands, Professor Theo Boer tells Britain that he was wrong. This article is

Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying (HPAD) gets slapped down at the British Medical Association

Ray Tallis

  By Dr. 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 British Medical Association (BMA) has

A man who disdains euphemisms

Dr. Philip Nitschke

  By Paul Russell The recent news concerning Dr. Philip Nitschke, Exit International and the suicide death of two men who were not terminally ill has forced the Australian public to confront the issue of assisting someone to die. As

Lying by Pretending Hospice Doesn’t Exist

Bronnie Ware

  By Wesley J. Smith I once complained to my wife about how frustrated I was that euthanasia activists lie. She replied that if they are willing to kill, they are certainly going to be willing to lie. I thought

At last we wake up to Dr. Death

Phillip Nitschke

  By Paul Russell, Executive Director, HOPE Australia In the wake of the ABC 7:30 report last week that highlighted the relationship between Dr. Philip Nitschke, Exit and the suicides of two psychologically troubled Australian men, most news reports have

European Court of Human Rights stops the dehydration death of Vincent Lambert

The European Court of Human Rights

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On June 24, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ordered France to continue providing food and water to Vincent Lambert, a man who was injured in a motorbike

Euthanasia Booster’s Game of Let’s Play Pretend

Onlookers watched back in February as The Belgian Chamber of Deputies approved the extension of euthanasia to children. The bill had already been approved by the Senate and became law in March when King Filip-Philippes signed the measure.

  By Wesley J. Smith None are so blind as those who refuse to see. A bioethicist named Tony Hope supports Belgium’s new child euthanasia law as if we have no history of how loosely doctor-administered death has actually been

Casey Kasem no longer receiving food or fluids

Jean Kasem, right, the wife of  Casey Kasem, with her attorney Joel Paget. Mrs. Kasem fought unsuccessfully to ensure that her ailing husband receive food, fluids, and medications.

  By Dave Andrusko Once Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy reversed himself on Wednesday, the daughter of famed radio and television icon Casey Kasem quickly moved to end the administration of food, fluids, and medication for Kasem