Tag Archives: euthanasia

U.S. Bishops Declare “Intrinsic Evil” of Abortion Must Always Be Opposed


Editor’s note. The following is provided by PNCI–the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved revisions to “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” on political responsibility during their recent meeting in Baltimore. The updates in

When assisted suicide become banal

Dr. Rene Leiva

Editor’s note. This was first published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal blogs on November 24, 2015 and reprinted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. By Dr. Rene Leiva I read with interest the CMAJ Editor in Chief’s latest editorial about

Filling out euthanasia death certificates in Quebec


By Michael Cook Physician-assisted suicide begins in Quebec on December 10. One of the overlooked consequences of this radical change to the law is how doctors will fill out death certificates. Although the immediate cause of death will be a

In landmark decision, British justice authorizes starving and dehydrating patient in a “minimally conscious state”

Justice Hayden

By Dave Andrusko Four years ago, we held our breath as Justice Baker of the British Court of Protection considered whether to extend the logic of starving and dehydrating patients in a so-called “persistent vegetative state” to someone diagnosed as

Disability rights advocate: Abandoned, neglected and brokenhearted after Canadian Assisted Death decision

Steven Passmore

Editor’s note. The following letter was composed by disability rights activist Steven Passmore. Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada November 17, 2015 Dear Prime Minister When I was a child my family placed me in a “home” for

Never Enough Death for Euthanasia Fanatics


By Wesley J. Smith There is a logic to the euthanasia movement. Once becoming dead is transformed into a fundamental civil right, there is almost no limit to the killing/suicide license thereby created. Case in point. The Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Dutch doctors puzzled by religious immigrants’ attitude toward euthanasia

Maria van den Muijsenbergh

By Michael Cook Dutch doctors who are accustomed to offering sick patients the option of euthanasia find it difficult to cope with immigrants with very different belief systems. Writing in the magazine of the Dutch right-to-die association, Relevant, general practitioner

New Canadian government will not seek recommendations from federal panel on assisted dying

Prof. Harvey Max Chochiov

Editor’s note. This comes from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Canadian Press reported on November 14 that the new federal Liberal government will not be seeking recommendations from the federal panel on assisted dying that was appointed by the previous

The voyeurism of reality TV: The Economist and euthanasia


By Michael Cook Because media coverage of suicide could easily lead to copycat suicides, in 2008 the World Health Organization issued a long list of guidelines for journalists. It advises them to: “Avoid language which sensationalizes or normalizes suicide, or

That ‘line in the sand’ and how to redraw it

Paul Russell, director of HOPE.

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia In a debate in Aberdeen, Scotland, a few years back I was confronted with a new and extremely restrictive model of euthanasia law proposed by my esteemed opponent that night. If my memory serves, the

Ten Percent of Elders Abused


By Wesley J. Smith There is a phenomenon in assisted suicide advocacy, I call it Euthanasia World, in which a terrible problem is discussed with nary a mention that it could impact decisions for assisted suicide. For example, one day

How to Tell If You Are Infected by the Culture of Death


By Wesley J. Smith A few months ago, a healthy, depressed 24-year-old Belgian woman named Emily was approved for euthanasia by a medical board. Much controversy ensued. Alex Schadenberg, head of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, reports that she has changed

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