Tag Archives: euthanasia

South African Judge Approves Mercy Murder

Judge Hans Fabricius

By Wesley J. Smith I once spoke in South Africa at a biomedical conference in Cape Town against euthanasia. I was the opening keynote and I mentioned that it would be both a tragedy and a travesty if a country

Pushing DNRs on Elderly at National Health Service

Wesley Smith

By Wesley J. Smith Can’t have expensive OLD people hanging around using up resources (that their enterprise and hard work helped generate!) Apparently the bureaucratic controlled National Health Service (NHS) in the UK wants doctors to ask EVERY elderly person–healthy

Colombia close to legal euthanasia

Columbia Health Minister Alejandro Gaviría

By Michael Cook Colombia’s Health Ministry has finally drawn up guidelines for voluntary euthanasia, 18 years after the country’s supreme court ruled that it was a constitutional right. Health Minister Alejandro Gaviría told media that only competent adults would be

Québec doctors’ survey indicates that the euthanasia law will be abused


By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A survey of Québec physicians indicates that the euthanasia law, which is scheduled to take effect in December, will be abused by Québec physicians. The National Post’s Sharon Kirkey recently reported that

Luxembourg euthanasia report conceals more than it reveals


By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Wednesday the Luxembourg euthanasia commission released its semi-annual report. According to the report, in 2013-2014, 15 people died by euthanasia, which was a slight increase from 14 people who died

Kill or Get Out of Medicine!

Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk

By Wesley J. Smith Medical martyrdom is coming, a term I coined to describe doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other such professionals being forced (soon) to choose between their callings and participating in the intentional taking of human life. That is

1/3 Dutch GPs Would Kill Mentally Ill!


By Wesley J. Smith Whoa! Don’t tell me that euthanasia doesn’t lead off a vertical moral cliff: A recent survey of Netherlander MD general practitioners found that very high percentages would kill cancer patients, and 1/3 would be willing to

Euthanasia motion fails in Victorian Parliament

Bernie Finn

By Paul Russell, HOPE Australia The Upper House of the Victorian Parliament debated a euthanasia motion Wednesday that was ultimately left unresolved. The Motion clearly did not have enough support. The motion by Greens Member of the Victorian Legislative Council

There’s always hope–“60 Minutes” spotlights brain tumor treatment breakthrough

Nancy Justice 
(CBS News)

To discourage or deny hope must be one of the cruelest things any one person can do to another  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Euthanasia and assisted suicide enthusiasts peddle a wide range of slogans to further their goals

Alzheimer’s and the Call to Exercise Virtue


By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first appeared sometime ago. But the campaign to annihilate societal resistance to assisted suicide grows ever louder and more insistent and what we read here is a powerful antidote. Last week the New York

Pro-euthanasia group uses video recorded Brittany Maynard to lobby California legislators

Brittany Maynard

By Michael Cook The leading assisted suicide lobby group, Compassion & Choices, has scored another public relations coup with the release of a third Brittany Maynard video. Nineteen days before she committed suicide on November 1, Brittany recorded a video

Killing for Organs Push in The Atlantic Magazine


By Wesley J. Smith I have repeatedly warned about articles published in medical and bioethics journals advocating killing the profoundly disabled or dying for their organs. The assault on the “dead donor rule” has now filtered down to the popular