Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On June 4, CBC News published a story written by Sara Fraser that cannot be ignored because it dangerously promotes couple euthanasia (Medical Assistance in Dying–MAiD) propaganda as a love story. The story concerns Bob & Margi Wilson who recently died by euthanasia. The story is also about …Continue reading "Canadian Broadcasting Corporation propaganda promotes couple euthanasia as a love story"
A leading bioethicist questions the wisdom of legalising assisted dying. By Margaret Somerville Editor’s note. This appeared at Mercatornet and is reposted with permission. The Covid-19 virus pandemic is a threat to our physical and mental health and wellbeing, as both individuals and societies. The euthanasia “virus” pandemic is, likewise, a threat to our physical …Continue reading "Can we find a vaccine for the euthanasia virus pandemic?"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Joan Bryden reported for the Canadian Press on June 8, 2021 that Health Canada official Abby Hoffman told the new parliamentary Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying that there were 7,595 reported euthanasia (MAiD—Medical Assistance in Dying) deaths in Canada in 2020 representing a 17% increase from 5,631 …Continue reading "Canadian Euthanasia deaths increased by almost 35% in 2020"
By Right to Life UK A study that examined the attitudes and opinions of physicians in Ireland found that only 14% of physicians surveyed were in favour of introducing euthanasia into Ireland. Just 17% were supportive of introducing physician-assisted suicide. A majority continue to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia (67.2%) and physician-assisted suicide (56.3%). Last …Continue reading "Ireland: only 14% of doctors support euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In August 2020, I reported that two Japanese doctors, Yoshikazu Okubo and Naoki Yamamoto, were indicted in the death of Yuri Hayashi. The two were arrested in July 2020 for allegedly giving Hayashi a lethal dose of a sedative drug at her home in the city of …Continue reading "Two doctors indicted in a second alleged euthanasia death in Japan"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Daniel Tang reported for the Epoch Times that Dr. Chris Perry, the President of the Queensland Australia Medical Association, warned Queensland legislators who are debating euthanasia that terminally ill patients choose to “take poison” and die out of hopelessness or abandonment. Tang reporting on a press conference stated: Dr. …Continue reading "Terminally Ill die out of sense of hopelessness and abandonment"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An editorial published in the Weekend Australian on May 22 focuses on a dilemma created by the Queensland Australia euthanasia bill. To ensure access, the euthanasia bill forces religiously affiliated medical institutions to be complicit with killing. The editorial states: Christian churches in Queensland, which operate major hospitals in the …Continue reading "Queensland, Australia euthanasia bill will force religiously affiliated medical institutions to be complicit with killing"
By Michael Cook This book would be a bargain at any price, but it is free to download from the website of Springer, the publisher of many medical journals: Euthanasia: Searching for the Full Story: Experiences and Insights of Belgian Doctors and Nurses. Euthanasia, though legal in Belgium, is opposed by some healthcare professionals. This collection of essays …Continue reading "‘Resistance fighters’ against Belgian euthanasia publish anthology of behind-the-scenes observations"
“Our eye and the law’s concern must always be not for those who are invulnerable but for the vulnerable.” An Australian lawyer and Catholic priest defends his right to speak up in the assisted dying debate By Fr. Frank Brennan, SJ Editor’s note. This article is based on a homily given by author on May …Continue reading "‘Euthanasia could become a shortcut’"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition You may remember that the province of Québec legalized euthanasia before Canada’s federal government legalized euthanasia. The Québec National Assembly is now debating further expansions of its own euthanasia law and pressuring the federal government to further expand killing in Canada. In December 2014, Andrew Coyne, a …Continue reading "Québec debating protocols for expanding euthanasia law"
Editor’s note. This update was posted on May 7, 2021 by ADF International and reposted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Geneva (May 7, 2021) – Belgium has been challenged on the human rights implications of its euthanasia law at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland this week. Undergoing a “Universal …Continue reading "Belgium’s euthanasia law criticized at UN Human Rights Council"
Editor’s note. The following article was published by HOPE Australia and reposted at Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. David Sandford is 84 years old, and describes himself as being “in pretty good health.” Even so, he went online and ordered a copy of a book written by Australia’s most prominent euthanasia advocate, Philip Nitschke. He had to order …Continue reading "Euthanasia Advocates Once Again Reveal Their Hand"