By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A campaign by Jocelyn Downie, the academic euthanasia activist at Dalhousie University, has resulted in St Martha’s hospital in Antigonish NS being forced to provide MAiD (euthanasia) in the Catholic hospital. An article by Ross Lord and Alexander Quon for Global News reported that the Nova Scotia …Continue reading "Catholic hospital is forced to provide MAiD (euthanasia) in Nova Scotia."
By Michael Cook Something north of 8,000 people have died in Canada after its Medical Aid in Dying [MAiD] legislation came into effect in 2016. And now it will probably become easier after a decision by a Québec judge. This past week Superior Court Justice Christine Baudouin struck down as unconstitutional a provision in the …Continue reading "A judge loosens Canada’s euthanasia belt another notch or two"
By Dave Andrusko It can’t be said too often that too often we know too little about history–and what we do know often is either wrong or incomplete. Over the years we’ve posted many stories that buttress and support what remains to many, many people an unknown historical truth–the Nazis “refined” their murderous system with …Continue reading "A largely unknown truth: the disabled were the Nazis’ first victims"
By Wesley J. Smith I could have told you this would happen. A Dutch doctor who lethally injected a dementia patient, has been cleared of criminal charges. Euthanizing dementia patients isn’t against the law in Netherlands if the patient expressed a desire to die before losing competency. What made this particular case notable was that …Continue reading "Dutch ‘Forced Euthanasia’ Doctor Cleared of Charges"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Euthanasia advocates are raising money to establish a euthanasia clinic in Saskatoon, a place that Jae Blakley, an assisted death advocate, has named Cider House. Amanda Short, writing for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix on September 7, 2019, reported: Similar to hospice care, The Cider House would provide …Continue reading "Euthanasia advocates fund-raising for Saskatoon euthanasia clinic"
By John Deighan No instinct can be stronger than the natural desire of a mother to protect her child, and few rights can be so solidly based as that of recognising the rights of parents to determine the best interests of their own children as they see them, unless it is clear they are causing …Continue reading "Overriding the right of parents to find alternative treatment for their seriously ill children is a terrifying principle"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appeared at First Things July 12, the day after Vincent Lambert was dehydrated to death. Vincent Lambert is dead. The forty-two-year-old Frenchman, who breathed his last yesterday in Reims, didn’t die by accident. It wasn’t “his time.” He died slowly, over nine days, by forced dehydration—a demise that …Continue reading "Of Vincent Lambert and ethical rubicons"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition ABC News Australia reported that after a 20-hour marathon debate, the Western Australia euthanasia bill only achieved debate on 50 of the 184 clauses in the euthanasia bill. Jacob Kagi, writing for ABC News reported: The all-night sitting wrapped up after 5:00 am on Friday, having …Continue reading "Western Australian Parliament has marathon debate on euthanasia bill."
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition My suspicions have been confirmed by the latest promotion campaign by the Dutch euthanasia clinic who are proudly reporting that requests for euthanasia, at the clinic, have increased by 15%. The euthanasia clinic claims that doctors across the Netherlands are referring patients to the clinic rather than …Continue reading "Dutch doctors told to lie on euthanasia reports"
After Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland? By Michael Cook The Labor-majority Parliament of the Australian state of Victoria passed assisted dying legislation in December 2017. This came into effect in June and the first patient has already died. Applications from a dozen or so Victorians have already been approved. Two other Labor states are also …Continue reading "Australia’s legislative laboratory for euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Yesterday I responded to an Associated Press propaganda article celebrating an assisted suicide party in Seattle. One of our supporters sent me the link to a Canadian propaganda story about assisted suicide, a story that I did not write about when it was first published. Similar …Continue reading "Canadian euthanasia party propaganda story"
By Wesley J. Smith A Canadian man disabled by ALS didn’t want to die now. He wanted to be cared for at home so he could be with his son. Nope. The government’s socialized health-care system refused to pay for all the care he needed. But it sure paid to kill him by euthanasia. From …Continue reading "Father with ALS euthanized after denied sufficient care"