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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

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

Jean Davies

  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

Bioethicist John Hardwig

  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