Tag Archives: euthanasia

Euthanizing Children


By Wesley Smith The death of a terminally ill seventeen-year-old boy made headlines recently, as Belgium’s first case of child euthanasia. I don’t understand the sudden fuss. The Netherlands has long allowed minors to request and receive euthanasia: Dutch children

Disability activists tell South Australian MPs ‘No’ to euthanasia. Australian AMA agrees.


By Paul Russell Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post on Mr. Russell’s blog. Today a diverse group of disability activists assembled in the South Australian [SA] Parliament to deliver a very clear message to politicians about their

We will help you die of boredom: Dutch govt

Jan Cate is healthy but lonely

‘Completed life’ euthanasia will soon be legalised in the Netherlands By Michael Cook In the 19th Century a statue of Tanonius Marcellinus, consul of Campania (now the region around Naples) was unearthed in the town of Benevento. It bore a

Why should laws grant special privileges to doctors who assist in suicides?

Doctor with needle

By Nancy Valko A May 2016 Gallup poll titled “Euthanasia Still Acceptable to Solid Majority in US” reports that now 69% of those surveyed agree that “doctors should be allowed by law to end a patient’s life by some painless

Treat Hippocratic Doctors Like Draft Dodgers?!


By Wesley J. Smith Not only does the culture of death brook no dissent, but it seeks to force medical dissenters to kill. That is tyranny. Now that euthanasia is becoming more widely practiced, the groundwork is being laid to

Threat of Canadian Tyranny Against Catholic Hospitals


By Wesley J. Smith Once euthanasia forces no longer have to contend with democracy, they show their true authoritarian colors. Canada’s Supreme Court took democracy out of the death equation by conjuring a “right” to be made dead under very

Leading Australian journalist decries push for euthanasia

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly fears that it will change the country for ever. By Paul Russell, director, HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide One of Australia’s most respected journalists, Paul Kelly, has kicked back against what some of his journalistic colleagues have

The inevitable Death Pushers at a Disability Ageing and Lifestyle Expo

Andrew Denton

By Paul Russell Executive Director, HOPE Australia Recently my wife, Anne, attended the Disability Ageing and Lifestyle Expo at the Adelaide Show Grounds. [Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia.] Anne’s aim, as always, is to

National Post newspaper: Doctors conscience rights must be upheld

Marni Soupcoff of The National Post.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Monday, an editorial column in The National Post provided arguments to uphold conscience rights for medical professionals and to reject turning medical professionals into automatons. The column, written by Marni

The Ethical Menace of “Bioethics” Grows

Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk

By Wesley J. Smith Bioethics discourse aims to change the practice of medicine and the thrust of public policy — usually not for the better. As I have been noting, the field increasingly targets the right of doctors to refuse

To a Paralympian who wants to die

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort

By Kevin Yuill Editor’s note. This post ran September 14. Imagine if [sprinter] Usain Bolt, who has now officially retired from Olympic competition, told the world that, after he ticked a few more things off his ‘bucket list’, he intended

MCCL GO argues that Dutch euthanasia violates human rights protected by international treaties


Contribution filed with Human Rights Council in Geneva GENEVA, Switzerland — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights for all human beings, has submitted a written contribution to the

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