Dutch euthanasia clinic saw an “alarming” 22% rise in suicide requests last year

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A Dutch euthanasia clinic has revealed that the figure of 3,122 requests for assisted suicide it received in 2019 was “far more than expected” as the Netherlands struggles to meet increasing “demand.” The Euthanasia Expertise Centre, the Netherlands’ only euthanasia clinic, assisted in around 900 suicides …

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Canada must learn lessons from Belgium on assisted dying

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I had the opportunity recently to attend a presentation by Trudo Lemmens a Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Toronto, who spoke about the lessons Canadians need to learn from Belgium’s euthanasia law. Prof. Lemmens posted an opinion piece January …

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“We should not set a position on when is the right time to kill someone who is sick”: British MPs debate assisted suicide

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A majority of the MPs who spoke in a debate on assisted suicide in Parliament last week, called for protecting the vulnerable against suicide, but SPUC’s Alithea Williams warns that the fight is far from over. Christine Jardine, the Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, moved …

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Isle of Man rejects assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The Isle of Man rejected a motion to consider legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. After a five-hour debate the House of Keys rejected the call for further investigation into changing …

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UK Parliament will debate assisted suicide this week

It is vital that MPs attend and speak against assisted suicide. By Society for the Protection of Unborn Children UNITED KINGDOM, January 21, 2020 – The U.K. parliament will debate assisted suicide on Thursday, January 23. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is urging pro-lifers to email their MPs and ask them …

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Belgium’s Death Doctors

By Wesley J. Smith Wonder of wonders: Belgium is prosecuting three doctors for illegal euthanasia. After thirty-eight-year-old Tine Nys received a lethal injection, family members reported the doctors—one a psychiatrist—to authorities. They claim Nys’s lethal injection violated the guidelines that doctors are supposed to follow under Belgium’s euthanasia laws. Their allegations are disturbing. Nys had …

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Massachusetts court holds there is no right to assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Massachusetts Superior Court has concluded that assisted suicide “is not authorized under Massachusetts law.” The decision was handed down last Friday. In its 24-page decision, the Massachusetts court explained why the Commonwealth prohibition on MAID [Medical Assistance in Dying] meets the rational basis for both due …

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New York State must not legalize physician-assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) USA has an event at the Albany State House on Tuesday January 14, 2020 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. There will be a press conference at 9 am. New York State is debating the legalization of assisted suicide. Dr Stanley Bukowski, from Amherst NY., wrote the following …

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The Economist Swoons over Death Doctor & His Suicide Machine

By Wesley J. Smith The mainstream media mostly went head over heels over Jack Kevorkian’s ghoulish assisted suicide campaign, rarely mentioning that his ultimate goal was to gain the right to conduct human vivisection on people being euthanized. The Australian Kevorkian — Philip Nitschke — hasn’t advocated that. But he has traveled the world teaching …

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Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Leaders – Joint Call to Action.

Due to ongoing confusion amongst the general public regarding Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) would like to clarify the relationship of hospice palliative care and MAiD. Healthcare articles and the general media continue to …

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