Tag Archives: euthanasia

Fate of brain-injured man in hands of hospital, French court rules

Viviane Lambert, the mother of Vincent Lambert, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, 7 January 2015.

By Dave Andrusko My apologies. Last week I saw this story from the Sun Daily updating the courageous fight to save Vincent Lambert but inadvertently neglected it until today. There is not a lot of new information in the story,

Parents of disabled baby arrange their child’s death by starvation


By Sarah Terzo Charles L. Bosk, a writer and researcher, spent time in a pediatric hospital where doctors and nurses took care of disabled and/or premature babies. Sometimes, when disabled babies were born (despite the program’s efforts to detect and

Czech Republic government cabinet rejects euthanasia

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By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Prague Daily Monitor reported that on Wednesday the Czech government cabinet rejected a deputies’ bill that would have legalized euthanasia. Deputy PM Pavel Belobradek (KDU-CSL) and Industry and Trade Minister Jan

Canada’s Senate passes euthanasia/assisted suicide bill in time for summer break

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By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. This is an edited version of a post that first ran at alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca. Last Friday Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-14, the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill. The day before,

There is no Equivalence

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Editor’s note. The following, which appeared last year, is from the Archbishop of Philadelphia. Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning. On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault

British Medical Association rejects attempt to push it neutral on assisted suicide by 2 to 1 majority


By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. On Tuesday the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) of the

Canadian Senator Betty Unger: I cannot support (Bill C-14) euthanasia and assisted suicide

Senator Betty Unger

Editor’s note. This speech was delivered by Senator Betty Unger in Canada’s Senate and posted on her website on June 15. “I do not know what is more alarming: The fact that we are on the wrong road, or the

Doctors say Let’s increase organ transplant rates by encouraging euthanasia patients to donate


By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Bioedge.org. Since 2005 about 40 people in Belgium and the Netherlands have successfully combined euthanasia with organ donation, according to an article in the Journal of

The moral and ethical corruption inherent in assisted suicide


By Dave Andrusko We’ve long argued that abortion and euthanasia/assisted suicide were birthed in the same hatchery. They are, if not identical twins, at least fraternal twins. Both are inherently expansionary, for example. Consider the parallels. If offing her unborn

Pro-Life Nurse: “We do not eliminate suffering by eliminating those who suffer”

Ultrasounds checking for fetal anomalies are generally performed at 18-20 weeks

By Jay Hobbs Responding to negative reactions by the abortion lobby in the wake of South Carolina’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Lynn Smith, a pro-life nurse, penned an op-ed in support of the new law that

A sugar coated poison pill for Victoria


Another one-sided report on euthanasia, this time in the Australian state of Victoria By Paul Russell The Legal and Social Issues Committee of the Victorian Parliament handed down its long-awaited Report into End-of-Life Choices today. It makes some valuable comments

Can there be a saving grace to “Me Before You”?

The film stars Emilia Clarke (right) and Sam Clafin (left)

By Dave Andrusko While it should hardly be considered the final word, I often find the reader responses to a given item–in this case, a movie review–to be far more illuminating than what the “professionals” say. As regular readers of

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