Philadelphia Inquirer assistant opinion editor  promotes legalizing euthanasia in America 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An opinion piece written by Alison McCook, an assistant opinion editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, promotes the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Pennsylvania. McCook writes about the death of her mother in 2007 from ALS and asks the question “Why is assisted suicide not legal …

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Saskatchewan 811 Health Line Stops Promoting Euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition CBC News Saskatchewan reporter Laura Sciarpelletti on September 19 published a report that the Saskatchewan Health Authority 811 help line removed the link to the Medical Aid in Dying (euthanasia) program. According to the CBC News report Everett Hindley, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Mental Health sent out a …

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Another case of euthanasia for disability and poverty  

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In the past few days I have read several articles denying euthanasia for disability and poverty and another article which justified it based on autonomy.On Monday, Zahraa Hmood published an article in the Toronto Star, a newspaper that is not known for questioning euthanasia—“Hunger Games style social …

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France will debate the legalization of euthanasia  

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Amanda Morrow published Tuesday by RFI news states that France’s President Emmanuel Macron stated earlier this year that he wants France to legalize Belgian style euthanasia. Macron responded to a report released by the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), saying that it was in favour …

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Uruguay Lower House Health Committee approves euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Uruguay Lower House Health Committee passed a euthanasia bill on September 6. The bill still needs to be debated and voted-on by the whole Lower House. According to a Mercopress report: The Health Committee of Uruguay’s Lower House has passed a bill approving euthanasia. The body …

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Globe and Mail Editorial – No to euthanasia for mental disorders alone.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Euthanasia for mental disorders has become a hotly debated issue as Canada approaches March 2023, when the moratorium on euthanasia for mental disorders will be lifted and permitted.  The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national newspaper, published an editorial on September 1, titled: Medical assistance in dying is …

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In Canada, Euthanasia for “Mature” Minors?

By John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander In 2016, Canada legalized euthanasia through the euphemistically titled Medical Aid in Dying (or MAiD). Since passing, the number of Canadians who either “enthusiastically” or “cautiously” support the practice has risen slightly from 75% to 80%. The response from communities representing those with disabilities, however, has remained consistently opposed. …

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Spain: Man who shot police officer avoids trial, chooses to die by euthanasia.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Marin Sabau, a 46-year-old Romanian man who was awaiting trial for allegedly shooting 5 people, including a police officer, at a Securitas office in Tarragona Spain in December 2021 has avoided trial and died by euthanasia. Sabau was approved for euthanasia for his injury caused by being …

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Canada’s out-of-control euthanasia law is an object lesson for Britain as it debates euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The issue of euthanasia is being debated in Britain, but what is interesting is how Canada’s experience with euthanasia is affecting the British debate. An article by Yuan Yi Zhu that was published by UnHerd.com on Monday August 22 challenged Matt Hancock, the former UK Health Minister, …

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Canada ignored warnings that its euthanasia law immediately went too far. 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Tristan Hopper wrote an excellent article that was published in the National Post on August 19, 2022 about the many stories that have been published in the past few months concerning the many unexpected victims of Canada’s euthanasia law. Hopper examines the law based on how the …

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Disability Rights Activists Slam Canada’s euthanasia regime

By Michael Cook Disability rights advocates have slammed Canada’s euthanasia law in a blistering article by AP journalist Maria Cheng. Tim Stainton, of the University of British Columbia, described it as “probably the biggest existential threat to disabled people since the Nazis’ program in Germany in the 1930s.” Last year, three United Nations human rights …

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