Home is where the heart is for Dutch euthanasia

Doctors have developed home-based euthanasia plus organ donation  By Michael Cook  There’s always something new that you can learn about how euthanasia works at the coalface. An indignant letter to JAMA Surgery by two doctors from a hospital in the Netherlands led MercatorNet back to a 2017 letter in Transplant International about home-based euthanasia + …

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Legalizing euthanasia “makes killing the norm, not the exception”

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and is reposted with permission. Henk Reitsema wrote an insightful article that was published in The Times UK on February 23. Reitsema is responding to the campaign to legalize euthanasia in Scotland.  Reitsema comments on the expansion of euthanasia and the growth in acceptance of …

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Canadian government agrees to permit euthanasia for mental illness alone

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week I reported that Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-7, the bill to expand Canada’s Medical Aid in Dying (euthanasia) law, with dangerous amendments that further expands the law.  As bad as Bill C-7 was originally, the Senate passed five amendments to Bill C-7. The primary amendments were …

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Portugal’s President considers euthanasia bill to be unconstitutional

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) On January 29, the Portuguese Parliament voted to legalize euthanasia. The bill  allows euthanasia for people who are not terminally ill but rather suffering from permanent injuries or a grave and incurable illness.  EPC responded by urging people to contact President Marcelo de Sousa and ask him to veto …

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Western nations claim to protect the vulnerable, but attack them more than ever

Canadian politicians look at the disabled, and seek to provide them a way to kill themselves; medical professionals look at the disabled, and add DNRs to their files; and more. By Jonathan Van Maren  It is an ugly irony that while Western nations lock down entire populations in their attempt to “protect the weak and …

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Wider access to euthanasia will be catastrophic for people with disabilities, author says

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The National Post recently published an excellent article written by Barbara Kay titled “Wider access to assisted dying in Canada will be catastrophic for the disabled.” Kay was writing about Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, prior to its February 16th passage in Canada’s …

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Portuguese president passes euthanasia bill to the Constitutional Court

By Michael Cook  Portugal’s president has sidestepped the country’s controversial euthanasia legislation by asking for it to be reviewed by the Constitutional Court. In Portugal’s legal system, the head of state can approve a bill, veto it, or send it to the Constitutional Court for review. The court must give its decision within 25 days. …

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Canada’s Justice Minister asks Quebec Court for a fourth extension to consider euthanasia expansion

 By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Canadian Press reported Friday  The Trudeau government is seeking a fourth extension to the court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying. Justice Minister David Lametti is asking the court to give the government one more month — until March 26 — to pass …

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Canadian Senate passes Bill C-7 with amendments to allow euthanasia for mental illness and incompetent people

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Wednesday, Canada’s Senate overwhelmingly passed Bill C-7, the bill to expand Canada’s euthanasia law, with amendments “that would relax access even more than proposed by the government,” Joan Bryden with the Canadian Press reported. As bad as Bill C-7 was, the Senate amended the bill to …

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Myths and Facts about MAiD (euthanasia) for Mental Illness

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Just after we posted this story, Mr. Schadenberg reported that “Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-7, the bill to expand Canada’s euthanasia law, with amendments to further expand the law.” Possibly the best article ever written about Canada’s Bill C-7 and the push to expand MAiD (euthanasia …

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Canadian Senate expected to vote on Bill C-7 (bill to expand euthanasia law) on February 17.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog. Posted with permission. Joan Bryden is reported for the Canadian Press that Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, is scheduled to be voted on in the Senate on February 17. The date …

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RS and Alfie Evans cases show Britons must curb state’s power over life and death

Society is slipping back into old habits of barbarism, often disguised as new, progressive expressions of compassion. By Gerald Warner GLASGOW, Scotland, February 3, 2021 — Once again, Britain is being denounced both at home and overseas as being in thrall to a “culture of death,” after “RS,” a middle-aged man of Polish nationality, died …

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