Tag Archives: euthanasia

Belgian media promotes couple euthanasia


  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia The Belgian online news service Moustique (the Mosquito) is featuring an interview with an elderly Belgian couple and their son in which they discuss the couple’s plans to die together by euthanasia. Couple

What does the World Federation of Right to Die Societies not want me to know?


  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition As an International leader of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) I decided to register for the World Federation of Right to Die Societies – 20th World Conference in Chicago (September

Alzheimer’s: To Love and Care or Kill?


  By Wesley J. Smith Sometimes I get emotional whiplash. On one hand, we see very prominent bioethicists say that we should starve Alzheimer’s patients to death if they asked to be killed in an advance directive. Compassion and Choices

Belgium’s euthanasia law challenged in European Court of Human Rights

Dr. Wim Distelmans

  By Michael Cook A Belgian man is challenging his country’s euthanasia law in the European Court of Human Rights. Dr Tom Mortier’s mother was put to death by a doctor for “untreatable depression” even though she was not terminally

Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the utopian dream of controlling the uncontrollable

Paul Russell, director of HOPE.

  By Paul Russell Two recent articles on euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Australian press serve to highlight the dilemma of the form of any legislation that might be proposed as well as the reality of what crossing the

Toronto hospital illegally imposed ‘do-not-resuscitate’ order against wishes of dying man’s family, medical board rules

Joy Wawrzyniak, with a photo of her dad

  By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In a rare display of disagreement with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board last week held that “Doctors at a major Toronto hospital violated

Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia?


Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia? By Michael Cook A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home. This is

ADF represents son asking European Court of Human Rights to take case against Belgium

Dr. Wim Distelmans

  Editor’s note. The following was distributed by ADF—Alliance Defending Freedom. Strasbourg, France – Alliance Defending Freedom filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights [ECHR] Wednesday on behalf of Tom Mortier, who is challenging Belgium’s laws that

West Australian Doctors warn about euthanasia

Doug Bridge, former head of Royal Perth Hospital's palliative care service

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia A group of West Australian Palliative Care Specialists has told a Senate Inquiry into euthanasia that they do not want to be put in the position of having to end patients’ lives. The

The fear of challenging the Belgian euthanasia law

Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick

  By Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick – Not Dead Yet UK and Director of EPC – Europe. People in Belgium more or less ‘go along’ with the idea of euthanasia, even as the practice of euthanasia becomes more than problematic. Nurses

Dutch woman euthanized who feared going to a nursing home


  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia It’s official. Like Belgium, The Netherlands has completely lost any sense of respect for the law and has leapt, lemming like off the moral cliff. Dutch news is reporting on the euthanasia death

Dutch euthanasia clinic lethally injects elderly woman who didn’t want to live in a nursing home

Prof. Theo Boer

  By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A recent article by Professor Theo Boer, a Dutch ethicist who has been a member of a euthanasia monitoring committee in the Netherlands for 9 years, warned the rest of