The sick, sad, and isolated are being pro-actively offered euthanasia, from veterans suffering from PTSD to a patient who was reminded by an ethicist that his medical costs were ‘north of $1,500 a day.’ By Jonathon Van Maren Scarcely a week goes by in Canada without another gut-wrenching story emerging from the frontlines of our …Continue reading "Canada has become an international cautionary tale about euthanasia, proving pro-lifers right"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Scotland is once again debating the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. The text of legislation has not yet been released. Scotland’s parliament last voted on the issue in 2022. Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, a member of the UK House of Lords and a Professor in palliative …Continue reading "Euthanasia: It becomes too easy for people to view death as a “solution.”"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. I have always been told that any reference to the Nazi euthanasia program is a sign of extremism, but this article is not comparing the modern euthanasia program to the euthanasia program in Nazi Germany but rather it is an investigation into the origins of the Nazi …Continue reading "Lancet report: Healthcare sector supported the Nazi euthanasia program"
By Wesley J. Smith Once a society embraces killing as an answer to suffering, the “suffering” that qualifies for termination never stops expanding. The Dutch have decades of experience with this. Since lethal-injection euthanasia became decriminalized — and then, formally legalized — the killable caste has expanded from the terminally ill, to the chronically ill, to …Continue reading "Dutch People Support Euthanasia for a ‘Completed Life’"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Globe and Mail editorial from November 4 urges the federal government of Canada to withdraw the expansion of euthanasia for mental illness. The editorial comments on the 2022 Health Canada euthanasia report indicated that 13,241 people reportedly died by euthanasia in Canada, with Quebec having the highest euthanasia report in …Continue reading "Globe and Mail editorial urges federal government to withdraw euthanasia for mental illness"
The number of cases grew by 31.2% over 2021. By Michael Cook In 2022, 13,241 Canadians died through Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – 4.1% of all deaths. The advance of MAID has been astonishing. Since euthanasia and assisted suicide were legalised in 2016, there have been 44,958 MAID deaths. About one Canadian in 25 …Continue reading "Record numbers of Canadians died through euthanasia in 2022"
By Kim Schwartz, Texas Righto Life Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party recently voted down a bill that aimed to prevent the state from euthanizing mentally ill Canadians. The bill, introduced by Conservative lawmaker Ed Fast as private members bill C-314, sought to amend Canada’s Criminal Code, asserting that a mental disorder should not be considered a grievous …Continue reading "Trudeau’s Liberal Party Rejects Ban on Euthanizing Mentally Ill Patients"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Brian Lilley, a regular columnist with the Toronto Sun, published a piece on Saturday, October 21 asking: Is there any line in the sand for the government in Canada when it comes to expanding euthanasia? Lilley examines the question of euthanasia for mental illness, which he points out, will include people …Continue reading "Euthanasia for Anorexia, Drug Addiction and Loneliness. Is there any limit?"
By Wesley J. Smith The AP is reporting that a medical study found that autistic people and those with intellectual disabilities have been euthanized in the Netherlands. From the story: Several people with autism and intellectual disabilities have been legally euthanized in the Netherlands in recent years because they said they could not lead normal lives, researchers have found. …Continue reading "Euthanasia for Autism, Intellectual Disabilities in the Netherlands"
“The plan to expand medically assisted dying to drug addicts is utterly barbaric” By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Kevin Yuill, a professor of American Studies at the University of Sunderland in the UK, published an article in Spiked on October 25 outlining his concern that Canada’s euthanasia program is eugenic. Yuill, who recently visited Canada, …Continue reading "Canada’s euthanasia program is flirting with eugenics"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Manisha Krishnan reported for Vice on October 19 that when Canada permits euthanasia for mental illness on March 17, 2024 that an outcome of that will be euthanasia for drug addicts. Krishnan reports: Canada will legalize medically assisted dying for people who are addicted to drugs next spring, in …Continue reading "Euthanasia for drug addicts is an outcome of euthanasia for mental illness"
By Michael Cook Six French philosophers, doctors and psychologists have published an open letter in L’Obs, a leading weekly news magazine, expressing their concerns about proposals for legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia. Here are some excerpts: We are all affected by illness, old age and, inevitably, death. As human beings, each of us faces or will face the …Continue reading "French experts reject euthanasia proposal"