Tag Archives: organ donation

Dutch and Belgian doctors propose changes to increase the popularity of combining euthanasia and organ donation

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By Michael Cook Several Dutch and Belgian doctors have proposed legal reforms to increase the popularity of combining euthanasia and organ donation in the Netherlands and Belgium. Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, they report valuable unpublished information about

Belgium Combines Organ Donation Presumed Consent, Euthanasia

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By Wesley J. Smith A just published article in the Journal of Medical Ethics argues for allowing killing by organ removal as a form of euthanasia and organ donation. The authors mention that Belgium has “presumed consent” for organ donation.

Hospital says teenager shot in murder spree was not declared brain dead

Abigail Kopf

By Dave Andrusko On Monday we posted a story about a glimmer of light in the horrific weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan in which a Uber driver stands accused of murdering six people. A number of stories, which NRL News Today

Euthanize Prisoner to Use Organs for Parents?

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By Wesley J. Smith This won’t happen, but I don’t know how euthanasia supporters could oppose the request. A murderer is suffering from imprisonment. He wants to die so his organs can be used to save his parents’ lives. From

Hey Kids: Let’s Organ-Harvest the Suicidal!

Wesley Smith

  By Wesley J. Smith I warned this would happen back in my first anti-assisted suicide article–Newsweek, June 28, 1993–in which I wrote: Of greater concern to me is the moral trickledown effect that could result should society ever come

MS Patient “Hero” for Euthanasia/Organ Harvest

Dutch Health minister Edith Schippers

  By Wesley J. Smith So, this is where euthanasia leads, and how its values spread like a virus. Belgium permits euthanasia to be combined with organ harvesting. That odious couplng has now apparently spread to the Netherlands, where Dickey

Bioethics Push Poll to Allow Killing for Organs

Wesley Smith

  By Wesley J. Smith To donate vital organs, a donor must be dead. This is known as the “dead donor rule, I have been warning that utilitarian bioethicists and transplant medical professionals want to shatter the DDR to permit

Asking Awake ICU Patients to Harvest Organs

Wesley Smith

  By Wesley J. Smith Pick your cliche: Give them an inch and they will take a mile; in for a penny in for a pound, etc. In bioethics, there is never a permanent boundary beyond which the utilitarian impulse

Legalize Murder for Organs?

Robert Truog, MD

By Wesley J. Smith The attacks on the dead donor rule–which requires death as a precondition of donating vital organs–are continuing in the world’s most prestigious medical and bioethical journals. Take the New England Journal of Medicine, which has just

Altruistic assisted suicide – surely you can’t be serious?

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By Paul Russell Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update.

Disabled Woman Wants Suicide/Organ Donation

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By Wesley J. Smith I have been warning against coupling assisted suicide with organ harvesting since 1993, when I wrote my first anti-assisted suicide column in Newsweek. From, “The Whispers of Strangers:” Life is action and reaction, the proverbial pebble

Death “Morally Insignificant” in Organ Donation

Walter Glannon

By Wesley J. Smith I have been warning for several years that many in bioethics and the organ transplant community hope to legalize killing for organs, that is, taking organs from the living. The latest example comes in the Cambridge

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