By Wesley J. Smith The push is on in Canada to normalize euthanasia as the best way to die — to save money and emotional turmoil. How hard is the push? Reader’s Digest Canada — no less — has published a guide to end-of-life planning that pushes euthanasia and doesn’t even mention hospice. The guide …Continue reading "Reader’s Digest Canada Pushes Euthanasia, Ignores Hospice"
By Wesley J. Smith When selling the legalization of assisted suicide, activists always promise that strict guidelines will protect against abuse. After legalization, these protections are rebranded as “obstacles” or “barriers” that prevent patients from getting what they want. As soon as activists think they can get away with it, the law is loosened. That process is …Continue reading "Washington Bill to Let Non-Doctors Participate in Assisted Suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This story from a year ago in NRL News Today reminds us how casually we can be desensitized to the carry over impact of legalized abortion. This is truly a disgusting development. Women in Mexico were paid $1400 to be hyperstimulated so their ovaries released bountiful eggs instead of one …Continue reading "Experimenters Pay Mexican Women to Get Pregnant and Abort"
Shuttered for Refusing Euthanasia By Wesley J. Smith I have written here before about Delta Hospice in British Columbia, which has been under unremitting pressure by the government of the province — including a funding cutoff — only because it refuses to participate in euthanasia. It is now being forced to lay off clinical workers …Continue reading "Canadian Hospice faces eviction"
By Wesley J. Smith If euthanasia is a social disease, the West is in a worsening pandemic. Now, Spain is about to legalize lethal-injection euthanasia and assisted suicide. From El Congreso‘s story (Google translation): The standard will regulate both euthanasia (the consensual administration of drugs to someone who cannot fend for himself to end his life) and assisted suicide (making these substances available …Continue reading "Spain Joining Euthanasia Pandemic"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This post from a year ago today in National Right to Life News Today reminds us the media’s morbid fascination with the likes of Jack Kevorkian lives on after his death. The mainstream media mostly went head over heels over Jack Kevorkian’s ghoulish assisted suicide campaign, rarely mentioning that …Continue reading "The Economist Swoons over Death Doctor & His Suicide Machine"
By Wesley J. Smith A bit ago, Germany’s high court created an absolute right to commit suicide and the concomitant right to have help in making oneself dead. Now, an Austrian court has said that committing suicide is a right of “self determination” and that obtaining help is part of that right. From the Tribune …Continue reading "Austrian Court Creates Right to Assisted Suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Once a society accepts the noxious notion that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering, the definition of “suffering” never stops expanding. The history of euthanasia in the Netherlands proves that maxim. The Dutch have allowed doctors to kill sick patients since the ’70s, taking an approach of quasi-decriminalization. Euthanasia …Continue reading "No Argument Against Death"
By Wesley J. Smith A few years ago, Dutch doctor Marinou Arends attended to her dementia patient in a nursing home. Arends wasn’t there to treat her, but to kill her via lethal injection. To make it easier, Arends drugged her patient’s coffee, a violation of euthanasia rules. But in the midst of the termination, the patient woke …Continue reading "Dutch Doctors Can Now Drug Dementia Patients Before Killing Them to Prevent Resistance"
By Wesley J. Smith Moderna has announced a vaccine for COVID that is 94.5 percent effective, developed in association with the NIH. This is a triumph for Operation Warp Speed and will redound to the benefit of President Trump’s legacy for anyone with a fair perspective. From the Washington Post story: Moderna’s vaccine, co-developed with [Anthony S.] Fauci’s institute …Continue reading "Moderna COVID Vaccine Did Not Use Fetal Cells"
By Wesley J. Smith The Massachusetts Legislature may vote next week to expand the right to abortion through an entire pregnancy, a measure to be placed in a budget bill. If passed, the bill will permit post-24-week abortions to protect the life and health of the mother, and if the fetus has a serious disabling …Continue reading "Massachusetts May Legalize Abortion Through Entire Pregnancy"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This story first ran back in May 2020. It has even greater relevance today now that Ezekiel Emanuel—who has been advising Joe Biden during the campaign–was just named to Biden’s new COVID advisory task force. He is most famous for a 2014 story he wrote for The Atlantic where he …Continue reading "Ezekiel Emanuel Wants to Control Your Health Care"