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"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In January 2018, an Orthodox Jewish Care Home filed a complaint against euthanasia doctor, Ellen Wiebe for sneaking into the Home and killing a resident, which is against the policy of the Louis Brier Home in Vancouver. Kelly Grant, the Globe and Mail health reporter, in …Continue reading "Euthanasia doctor cleared of wrong-doing for sneaking into Jewish care home to euthanize resident"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. I would like to comment on the language of the Western Australia (WA) euthanasia bill. The WA government has indicated it will fast track the euthanasia bill through parliament, yet, no one outside of the government has seen the bill. It appears that the WA Labor …Continue reading "Euthanasia bill to be fast tracked in Western Australia"
By Australian Care Alliance Guidelines issued for assessing and executing requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide from people with mental disorders, including addictions such as alcoholism, by the Netherlands Federation of Medical Specialists and the National Council of the Order of Physicians of Belgium essentially authorise doctors to agree with a patient that abandoning all …Continue reading "Abandon all hope: euthanasia for mental disorders"
By Adrian Rhodes Editor’s note. CARP is the Canadian counterpart to the American Association of Retired Persons. This article appeared on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. CARP’s magazine Zoomer published an article in January 2019, on Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the nurse who murdered her patients while working in long-term care homes in Ontario. The …Continue reading "CARP, Elizabeth Wettlaufer, and Euthanasia"
By Taylor Hyatt Policy Analyst & Outreach Coordinator, Toujours Vivant (Not Dead Yet) Vincent Lambert died recently. For the past few weeks, all eyes have been on the French courts as they determined his fate. Mr. Lambert was severely injured in a car accident in 2008. Various news reports described him as “quadriplegic” with a …Continue reading "Vincent Lambert: Death by discrimination"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner released the updated data for MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying–euthanasia and assisted suicide) deaths in Ontario. Since legalization (June 17, 2016) there have been 3,302 euthanasia deaths and 1 assisted suicide death, as of June 30, 2019. Broken down by …Continue reading "774 Ontario euthanasia deaths in the first 6 months of 2019"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition This is a difficult topic to write about knowing that this information may lead to depressed people obtaining suicide drugs online. Euthanasia activist, Philip Nitschke, has been selling suicide information, devices and drugs, online, for years. A recent article published by The Sun newspaper concerns school kids …Continue reading "Suicide promotion websites linked to euthanasia activist."
By Michael Cook Vincent Lambert, the brain-damaged French man who was in a state of impaired consciousness for 11 years while his family fought over his medical care, died on Thursday at 8:24am. After getting approval from a court, doctors stopped giving him food and water. It took him nine days to die. Although his …Continue reading "Vincent Lambert died on Thursday at 8:24am"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert, a cognitively disabled man who died by dehydration after France’s highest court ordered that he be denied food and fluid which they defined as medical treatment. Our online petition pleading that President Macron save his life received more …Continue reading "We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert while thankful that an agreement will protect the life of Hannah Cement"
Editor’s note. This article was published by HOPE Australia on July 9, 2019. One of Western Australia’s (WA) most senior palliative care nurses and a New Zealand based palliative medicine specialist have both come out in opposition to the looming euthanasia laws in their respective jurisdictions. After more than 30 years working in the public …Continue reading "Palliative care experts are opposed to euthanasia"
By Bobby Schindler Editor’s note. Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schindler Schiavo and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. Bobby spoke last Saturday at the National Right to Life Convention in Charleston. The following is in response to an article lauding Judge George Greer that appeared in the Tampa Bay …Continue reading "Distorted and misleading article makes a hero out of judge who ruled Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube could be removed"