By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition RTL News reported that Luxembourg has had 71 euthanasia deaths in the past 10 years, but the euthanasia lobby wants more. According to RTL News, a recent survey found that only 40% of the people in Luxembourg know that euthanasia is legal. The response by the euthanasia …Continue reading "Luxembourg reports 71 euthanasia deaths in 10 years. The euthanasia lobby wants more death."
By Michael Cook Next Tuesday commences an historic trial in Belgium – the first time that doctors have faced criminal charges over euthanasia since it was legalised in 2002. Three of them have been charged with illegal poisoning. If convicted, they face stiff prison sentences. The deceased was a 38-year-old woman, Tine Nys, who died …Continue reading "Historic first trial of euthanasia doctors begins in Belgium"
By Life Canada The federal government under Justin Trudeau has launched a TWO WEEK “public consultation” on its proposal to drastically expand euthanasia practices in Canada. Following Quebec’s lead, the Federal Liberals want to expand euthanasia to those who cannot give consent through allowing the use of ‘advanced directives’. They are also considering euthanasia for …Continue reading "Say NO to Expansion of Euthanasia in Canada!"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Similar to other Canadian Provinces, the number of euthanasia deaths in Alberta increased substantially in 2019. An article by Jason Herring published in the Calgary Herald on January 12, reports there were 377 assisted deaths in 2019 in Alberta, up from 307 in 2018, and 206 in …Continue reading "Euthanasia deaths are increasing in Alberta, Canada"
By Wesley J. Smith My very first anti-euthanasia column, published in Newsweek, warned that societal acceptance of assisted suicide/euthanasia would eventually include organ harvesting “as a plum to society.” I was called an alarmist and a fear-monger, but alas, I was right. In Belgium and the Netherlands, mentally ill and disabled people are killed in …Continue reading "Euthanasia Pushed As ‘Boon’ to Organ Donation"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Delta Hospice Society in BC was recently told by Adrian Dix, the BC Minister of Health, that they must start doing euthanasia by February 3 or lose provincial funding. In response to this dilemma, Dr. Tom Koch, a consulting medical ethicist and gerontologist and author of …Continue reading "Dr. Tom Koch: Euthanasia is legal in Canada but that doesn’t make it ethical or clinically appropriate"
By Wesley J. Smith We can always count on the New York Times to promote destructive public policies and social agendas. In the latest example, the “paper of record” published a piece that pushes assisted suicide as a solution to the significant challenges we will face from Baby Boomers getting old. First, Susan Jacoby recounts …Continue reading "NY Time Pushes Assisted Suicide for Baby Boomers"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article written by Sandor Gyarmati for the Delta Optimist news reported that the British Columbia Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, has ordered the Delta Hospice Society to do euthanasia (Medical Aid in Dying–MAiD) by February 3 or it may lose its provincial funding. On December 2, …Continue reading "Delta Hospice ordered by BC Health Minister to provide euthanasia by February 3"
Overwhelming opposition voiced by more than 5,000 physicians By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week, Medpage Today posted an “Ethics Consult” under the headline, “Euthanize Resistant Dementia Patient?—You Make the Call” More than 5,100 physicians responded. The consult was based on the euthanasia death of a 67-yeaar-old Dutch woman who requested euthanasia …Continue reading "Medpage Today posts “ethics consult” over euthanizing people with dementia"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia is more than just legal in Canada. It has become a government-guaranteed right. But how to guarantee that the legally qualified who want to die are made dead? Unless the government establishes killing centers out of Soylent Green, it will have to coerce doctors into doing the killing — as …Continue reading "Forcing a Hospice to Euthanize in Canada"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In February 2018, the Board of the Delta BC Hospice was given an Edict from Fraser Health to provide euthanasia (MAiD). At that time, the Board of the Delta Hospice decided not to do euthanasia and continued its good work. Recently, the newly elected Board of the …Continue reading "Delta Hospice Must Not Be Forced to do Euthanasia"
By Wesley J. Smith It’s getting very dark in euthanasia-land. Not content with legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill in six states plus the District of Columbia — with Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Colombia allowing lethal jab euthanasia — and unsatiated with Switzerland’s suicide clinics to which people from around the world …Continue reading "Euthanasia Zealots Push Starvation as ‘Death with Dignity’"