Tag Archives: euthanasia

Almost 450 Quebec patients were euthanized last year

By Xavier Symons New data released on assisted dying in Quebec indicates that requests for euthanasia doubled in the province in the second half of 2016. According to statistics compiled by the Protection of Conscience Project, 441 people in the

Elderly man needs a pal, not a lethal pill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Every once in a while I read a letter to the editor that hits the nail on the head. This letter was published at Saukvalley.com on Friday March 10. The publication covers

Shutting up by shouting down

Margaret Somerville

When an anti-euthanasia speaker at a doctors’ conference is prevented from speaking, you know that something is very wrong By Margaret Somerville Last month, I was a participant in a Q&A panel on “Voluntary Assisted Dying” at the Australian Medical

Lifetime: Euthanasia Drama Stars Doctor ‘Ending Lives with Dignity’

By Katie Yoder Lifetime believes in a time for death too. Next month, the network is bringing a euthanasia-centered series to an American audience. Mary Kills People follows Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), a single mother and ER doctor, as she pursues

Number of Euthanasia deaths increasing quickly in Québec

By Alex Schadenberg , Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Earlier this week CBC news reported that the number of euthanasia deaths in Québec significantly increased in the second half of 2016. Moreover, the 6-month report indicated that 14% of

Euthanasia’s slippery slope is no longer a fantasy

By Charles Lewis It ran in The Ottawa Citizen in December at a time when most people were thinking about the glad tidings of Christmas. Health Canada, the story said, had struck a committee of experts to study expanding the

Legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia: dangerous, uncontrollable, and unnecessary

NZ Parliament

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared on Dr. Saunders’ blog and is reposted with permission. I have just given oral evidence on behalf of Care Not Killing to the New Zealand Parliament’s Health Select

The importance of stories in the euthanasia debate

Margaret Somerville

The risks and harms to vulnerable people outweigh any possible benefits By Margaret Somerville The pro-euthanasia case is compact and quick and easy to make: It focuses on a terminally ill, seriously suffering, competent adult who gives informed consent to

Finnish Parliament debates euthanasia

Paul Russell, director of HOPE

By Paul Russell Late last year a citizen’s initiative to raise the issue of euthanasia in the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) passed the requisite 50,000 signatories required to trigger a parliamentary debate. This week the matter came before the main chamber.

Should Quebec’s Alzheimer’s patients be eligible for euthanasia?

By Michael Cook Quebec is about to embark upon a debate on the involuntary euthanasia of demented elderly after a 55-year-old man in Montreal allegedly smothered his Alzheimer’s stricken wife and posted what he had done on Facebook. Michel Cadotte

Canadian doctors are asking to have their name removed from “assisted death” list

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by columnist Sharon Kirkey published in the National Post indicates that as of February 17, there were 137 Ontario doctors who were willing to be on a list of doctors

Euthanasia and Alzheimer’s: Canada takes a step in the wrong direction

Supporters of ‘aid-in-dying’ already want to expand the law By Aubert Martin The euthanasia machine has once again become activated, following the “compassionate” murder of a woman with advanced stage Alzheimer’s [in Quebec]. Although the details are not yet known,