Tag Archives: euthanasia

Craig Wallace’s (“Lives Worth Living”) Testimony to Australian Senate Inquiry into “Dying with Dignity” bill

Craig Wallace of the Australian disability rights group Lives Worth Living

  Editor’s note. On October 3, 2014, Craig Wallace of Lives Worth Living addressed the Senate Inquiry into the Exposure draft of the Medical Services (“Dying with Dignity”) Bill 2014. The following are excerpts from the prepared text of his

Lethal Ageism

Bioethicist John Hardwig

  By Wesley J. Smith A story out of Belgium vividly illustrates how our elderly are becoming personae non gratae in a society increasingly obsessed with avoiding difficulty. Francis and Anne are healthy and happily married octogenarians. Not wanting to

There’s no “mushy middle” on euthanasia


  By Margaret Somerville Many know the saying “You have to fish or cut bait”. Many fewer know the law’s equivalent, “You can’t approbate and reprobate”. But the Canadian Medical Association’s recent dealing with their 2007 Policy on Euthanasia and

Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands continue their relentless rise


  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The “Falconer bill” mentioned in the last

Dutch Shrinks Kill More Mentally Ill Patients


  By Wesley J. Smith Dutch euthanasia rates keep rising, and the killable caste continues to expand. From, the DutchNews.nl story: “There were 4,829 official cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands last year, an increase of 15% on 2012, according

More on Ezekiel Emanuel and his insistence he would want to live only until age 75

Ezekiel Emanuel

  By Dave Andrusko The Federalist webpage (thefederalist.com) is a terrific source of commentary on an array of issues. More than a few deal directly with our issues—for example, there is Mollie Hemingway who wrote brilliantly about Supreme Court Justice

Netherlands 2013 euthanasia report – 15% increase, euthanasia for psychiatric problems and dementia


  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The 2013 Netherlands euthanasia report was released today indicating a 15% increase in reported euthanasia deaths. The 2013 report indicated that there were 4,829 reported euthanasia deaths up from 4,188

Reflections on “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race”

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  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This piece, written a while back, discusses an exhibit that was exceptionally helpful to understanding the origins of the Nazi Holocaust. Not only did doctors and scientists lay the foundation for the Holocaust, the

Euthanasia: And they say that people with disabilities have nothing to fear…

Kevin Fitzpatrick

  By Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Director of EPC – International and a leader of Not Dead Yet UK Health24.com (9/23/14) reports a story from SAPA (the South African Press Association): A doctor, previously convicted in New Zealand for assisting his

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