By Wesley J. Smith A U.K. woman with anorexia is in danger of starving to death and courts there will not allow force-feeding to save her life because she has decision-making capacity. From the BioEdge story: At this stage the only way to save her life is naso-gastric tube feeding. But AB finds this abhorrent. She would have …Continue reading "Autonomy or Abandoning the Mentally Ill?"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Why has assisted death become so common so quickly in Canada? I was visiting a friend, this weekend, who told me the story of how his neighbour died by Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)—euthanasia–earlier this year. He told me that his and his wife were helping their …Continue reading "A Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) story. Who truly decides?"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition As New Zealand debates a euthanasia referendum, a woman dying of cancer is urging New Zealanders to Vote NO to euthanasia saying people could be coerced into an early death. The New Zealand Herald reported: Vicki Walsh, who is now 53, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in June …Continue reading "Woman dying of cancer urges New Zealand to vote NO to euthanasia"
By Wesley J. Smith Disability-rights activists are some of the greatest and most effective opponents of assisted suicide/euthanasia, correctly identifying it as a form of discrimination. Canadian cuts in social services for the disabled during COVID proves their point. Some poor people with disabilities in Canada are growing so desperate, they are asking their doctors …Continue reading "Canadian Disabled Seek Euthanasia Because of Poor Social Services"
By Right to Life Australia Editor’s note. Tasmania is an Island state of Australia. Victoria is a state in Southeast Australia. The introduction of a euthanasia bill by MP Mike Gaffney in Tasmania rings alarm bells. Will Tasmania heed the danger as shown by Victoria’s euthanasia toll – already surpassing government predictions? Alarmingly – the …Continue reading "Tasmanian MPs must heed warnings of Victorian euthanasia toll"
By Xavier Symons Public support for euthanasia in countries like the United States is quite strong according existing polling data. But support appears to wane when respondents are given more detailed information about the complexities of medically-assisted suicide. A new paper in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry looks specifically at public attitudes to euthanasia …Continue reading "Euthanasia polling data may fail to capture people’s more nuanced views"
Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Tasmania is an island state of Australia. When debating the legalization of euthanasia or assisted suicide, the specific language of the legislation is often overlooked while people debate the concept of assisted death. The language in the 122 page Tasmania “End of Life Choices bill” which is expected …Continue reading "Tasmania bill will allow wide-open euthanasia"
‘Every time a line was drawn, it was also pushed back.’ By Michael Cook “Anti-euthanasia lobbyists want the public to believe in the inevitability of the slippery slope, but their fears are unwarranted, wrote a Canadian doctor earlier this year. Where better to test this than the Netherlands? In 2019, according to the official figures, there …Continue reading "The ‘slippery slope’ is real, says Dutch euthanasia doctor"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] To protect the government from recent scandals and to prepare for a possible fall election, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he was proroguing parliament. Technically proroguing parliament “kills” the legislation that has not yet passed. Canadian tradition permits the government, after prorogation [the government will …Continue reading "Now that Canada’s parliament is prorogued, what will happen to euthanasia Bill C-7?"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia/assisted suicide subverts family cohesion. For example, what if one spouse wants to be made dead, and that decision is opposed by the other? Or, what if siblings object to a depressed brother’s decisions to be put down and beg doctors not to kill him, to no avail? Both cases happened in …Continue reading "Wife Loses Lawsuit to Prevent Husband’s Euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) The Nova Scotia media has reported on the case of the woman who is trying to prevent the euthanasia death of her husband of 48 years. A few weeks ago, EPC received a call from a woman who was upset that her husband had been approved …Continue reading "Nova Scotia woman seeks to prevent her husband’s death by Medical Assistance in Dying (euthanasia)"
By Xavier Symons Disturbing footage has emerged of a father being dragged away from his dying daughter’s bedside in a hospital in the north of England after a dispute with staff about the withdrawal of life-support. The video, from a UK police officer’s bodycam, shows the moment that police arrived at the intensive care ward …Continue reading "Father dragged from dying daughter’s bedside in UK intensive care ward"