Tag Archives: euthanasia

Maggie’s powerful story raises troubling questions about how people with serious intellectual disabilities are diagnosed and cared for


By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Legislative Counsel, Powell Center for Medical Ethics at the National Right to Life Committee As the tragedy of Terri Schindler Schiavo’s death by starvation illustrates, euthanasia advocates have long been quick to dismiss as worthless the

Letter to the SBS broadcasting network


By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. SBS is a national public television network in Australia. SBS will be broadcasting “Simon’s Choice,” yet another British Documentary on assisted suicide this Sunday the 24th of April. I have not seen

Canada’s Indigenous community leaders oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide

Francois Paulette

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week Jorge Barrera from APTN News reported that Robert Falcon Ouellette, the Liberal MP from Winnipeg Centre, said that he will vote against Bill C-14, the bill that will legalize euthanasia

Belgium warns Canada: Medical Assistance in Dying – Don’t Go There!


New Online Video Series from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. This comes from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. As Canadians debate the controversial Bill C-14 in light of the June 6 Supreme Court-imposed legislation deadline, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is

Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette will vote against Canadian C-14 euthanasia bill

Robert Falcon Ouellette (Liberal MP)

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Jorge Barrera from APTN News reported that Robert- Falcon Ouellette, the Liberal MP representing Winnipeg Centre, said that he will be voting against Bill C-14, the bill that will legalize euthanasia

Canada’s euthanasia Leviathan

From the famous frontispiece of the original edition of Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes

Supporters invoke Thomas Hobbes in a proposal to crush conscientious objection to euthanasia By Michael Cook Canada is soon to have legislation permitting euthanasia and assisted suicide, as decreed by its Supreme Court last year. One question, however, over which

Time to press “pause” and to think some more about euthanasia

Ross Fitzgerald

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE, Australia If Ross Fitzgerald’s thesis on the pages of Fairfax newspapers last week about why euthanasia remains illegal in Australia is correct and if his claims in favour of reversing the situation are also correct,

‘What we’re talking about is killing people’

Bob Hawke

Former Prime Minister weighs into euthanasia debate. By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Editor’s note. Mr. Russell refers to the Northern Territory’s 1995 euthanasia law. Euthanasia was legal in the Northern Territory for several months. “Hansard” is the name given to

Letter to the Canadian Minister of Justice on new euthanasia/assisted suicide proposal

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By Jean Echlin RN, MScN, President – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition As a nurse consultant for 36 years in palliative care & gerontology I believe that hospice palliative care for every Canadian must be the priority. How dare we ask our

New Canadian euthanasia/assisted suicide bill: inept, incompetent, and dangerous

Minister of Health Jane Philpott, right, listens to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould respond to a question about assisted dying legislation introduced by the government Thursday.  Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

By Charlie Lewis Most everyone has heard of the notion that if you put myriad monkeys in a room with typewriters, pens, paper and computers eventually one of our simian friends would produce a work akin to Hemingway, St. Augustine

Canada’s Prescription for Getting Away with Murder

Assisted suicide protesters

By Wesley J. Smith The Canadian government has tabled [introduced] its new euthanasia bill–and as expected, it will be the most radical in the world. Since the death doctor need not be present at the demise, the bill creates an

Canadian Euthanasia bill lacks oversight, provides perfect cover for acts of murder


By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Bill C-14, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying),” was tabled [introduced] today in the House of Commons. The bill

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