By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The veneer of Belgian euthanasia has been peeled off with the publicity of the trials in the Tine Neys’ euthanasia death and the case launched by Tom Mortier to gain justice in the death of his healthy but depressed mother. A court decision to determine if the …Continue reading "Belgium euthanasia doctor accused of unlawful euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Peter Singer has won the Berggruen prize a $1 million award given annually to a thinker whose ideas have “profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.” Singer, the author of the book Practical Ethics, is the most controversial “ethicist” for his support of …Continue reading "Peter Singer, euthanasia and infanticide promoting philosopher, wins $1 Million dollar Berggruen prize"
By Wesley J. Smith This time, it is explicitly open season on people with disabilities who ask to die. From the AP story: The new version, approved in a 138-84 vote with five abstentions, has a much fuller description. It refers to a “serious injury, definitive and amply disabling, which makes a person dependent on others or …Continue reading "Portugal Parliament Approves Euthanasia of Disabled Patients"
By Michael Cook Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) act began to operate in 2016. It is a laboratory for how legalised euthanasia will operate in a largely English-speaking country. And, according to an article in the journal Palliative Care written by five Canadian specialists, it has had a very negative effect upon palliative care. The authors interviewed 13 …Continue reading "Euthanasia has had negative effect on palliative care in Canada: report"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Lee Harding that was published on November 14 by the Epoch Times interviews Amy Hasbrouck from Toujour Vivant – Not Dead Yet, Angelina Ireland from the Delta Hospice Society and myself concerning the direction of euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada. Harding begins by stating that the Québec …Continue reading "Is death becoming an industry in Canada?"
By Dave Andrusko Back in October, we reposted a story by Wesley J. Smith— “Doctors Kill 10 Percent of All Babies Who Die in Flanders”—which sent a chill up and down my spine. His first paragraph read Belgium has no age limit for its euthanasia. Now, a letter published in a British Medical Journal publication …Continue reading "“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”"
By Michael Cook Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) act began to operate in 2016. It is a laboratory for how legalised euthanasia will operate in other English-speaking countries – although it has also firmly established itself in Francophone Quebec as well. Palliative care helps people to die a natural death in as much comfort …Continue reading "Euthanasia appears to clash with palliative care in Canada: A study of what doctors and nurses think raises troubling questions"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On November 5, Portugal’s parliament once again passed a bill to legalize euthanasia. This is the second euthanasia bill, this year, to be passed by Portugal’s parliament. On January 29, Portugal’s parliament passed its first euthanasia bill, but the language of the bill was very imprecise. On …Continue reading "Portugal passes euthanasia bill. Urge President de Sousa to refer the bill to be reviewed by the Constitutional court."
By Michael Cook The Anscombe Bioethics Centre in the UK has commissioned several briefing papers on to clarify the issues at stake in debates around the world about legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide. The centre approaches end-of-life care from a Catholic angle, but its essays are thorough and well-researched. These are the latest three: Defining the Terms …Continue reading "Anscombe Bioethics Centre releases thorough and well-researched position papers on euthanasia"
By Michael Cook The dying process is an under-examined aspect of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Most people assume that it is swift and painless, but this is not always the case. In Oregon, for instance, which publishes very informative statistics about its “Death with Dignity Act”, the longest reported time to die was 104 hours – …Continue reading "Because euthanasia cases are shielded from intense media scrutiny, there is less information about how euthanised people actually die"
By Wesley J. Smith Talk about efficiency. Some enterprising Canadian funeral homes are offering their, er, customers, the option of one-stop death and mortuary services, renting out a room in which to be killed and then quickly prepared for final disposition. From the CBC story (first brought to my attention by Bioedge): Wanting to meet …Continue reading "Canada Pioneers One-Stop Euthanasia/Mortuary Centers"
By Amy Hasbrouck, Director of Toujours Vivant – Not Dead Yet, President, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Sixth annual report from Québec’s Commission on End-of-life care for the year April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 was submitted (unannounced) to Québec’s parliament, the National Assembly, on October 20, 2021. It was thanks to the Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia that we learned of …Continue reading "Québec 2021 annual euthanasia report: euthanasia deaths increased by 37%, unreported deaths continue"