By Wesley J. Smith Canada has enthusiastically embraced euthanasia and all of its implications. For example, following the crassly utilitarianism of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association has published guidelines — written by a “blue ribbon panel,” don’t you know! — to govern when organ donation follows death by lethal …Continue reading "Canada Embraces Euthanasia ‘Kill and Harvest’"
The death of a 17-year-old girl suffering from anorexia raises serious questions By Michael Cook Last week the news that Noa Pothoven, a 17-year-old Dutch girl suffering from anorexia nervosa, had been euthanised flew around the world. It wasn’t true. The Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) clarified what had really happened: “She decided to stop …Continue reading "A doubleplusungood story about Dutch euthanasia"
Euthanasia zealots believe that their mission is to deliver from suffering, not to obey the law By Michael Cook A common argument for the legalisation of assisted suicide is that it will stop people from helping spouses, relatives and friends to die illegally. It will make the whole right-to-die issue very transparent. But not everyone …Continue reading "Self-appointed suicide guides will always ignore the law"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia advocates claim it is “compassion.” But it is really abandonment most foul. A teenager, who was raped by two men when she was 14, will never live to adulthood or overcome the severe depression the attack caused. Instead, she was euthanized as a “treatment” for her anorexia, and severe PTSD. …Continue reading "Teenager Euthanized for Post-Rape PTSD, Anorexia"
What happens when “reformers” convince themselves they’ve discovered a formula for pure utopian bliss By Dave Andrusko It’s not exactly breaking news that pro-lifers are engaged in a struggle against euthanasia and its more “respectable” cousin, assisted suicide not just here in the United States but on many continents. The forces of death have experienced …Continue reading "“A Merciful End”: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America and its origins"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Vincent Lambert case which concerns the withdrawal of food and fluids of a cognitively disabled man, also opens the question of the goals of the euthanasia lobby. Sign the petition: Protect Vincent Lambert’s Life. Kevin Yuill, author of the book Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist …Continue reading "French society will be stepping off a moral precipice should it decide to starve Lambert to death"
By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Chris Ford, a socially left researcher and disability in New Zealand explains why he recently changed his mind on euthanasia. Ford, whose commentary was published on May 27 by Newsroom writes, The turning point for me came about a month ago. I saw the report of a meeting hosted …Continue reading "Chris Ford: Why I changed my mind on euthanasia."
By Wesley J. Smith Joint suicides by elderly couples used to be considered a tragedy. In the Netherlands, doctors killing elderly couples together is a considered medical treatment (Belgium too, and at least once in Canada). Last year there were nine such killings. Details were not available on most, but one involved a husband dying …Continue reading "Nine Elderly Couples Were Euthanized in the Netherlands"
By Dave Andrusko Early this morning Vincent Lambert was placed in an “end-of-life” process, meaning he is now being deprived of both food and water. Unless there is a miracle, the 42 year-old Lambert will die, primarily of thirst, in the next few days. Lambert’s family is bitterly divided. His parents are adamantly against withdrawing …Continue reading "Vincent Lambert is being starved to death as final appeals fail"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition E. Wesley Ely, who, among his other professional accolades, holds The Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, wrote an insightful article that was published in USA Today titled: Death by organ donation: Euthanizing patients for their organs gains frightening traction. Dr. …Continue reading "Death by Organ Donation – Euthanizing patients for organs."
One of the world’s most liberal countries seems to be moving toward euthanasia on demand By Michael Cook Belgium’s leading advocate for euthanasia liberalization is campaigning vigorously for euthanasia for people with dementia. According to the current euthanasia law, patients are only eligible if they are fully aware and competent. This can lead to distressing …Continue reading "Belgian tug-of-war over euthanasia for mental illness and dementia"
By Grégor Puppinck, Director, The European Centre for Law & Justice [ECHR] Article translated from French and published on Valeurs actuelles on May 7th, 2019. On May 3 2019, the decision of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations, asking France to prevent the euthanasia of Vincent Lambert during …Continue reading "The U.N. Demands France Not to Euthanize Vincent Lambert"