New Zealand: 143 people die by euthanasia, one death is being investigated

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Isaac Davison in the New Zealand Herald on July 20 reports that 143 New Zealanders died by euthanasia in the first five months of their law. Davison reported that 400 people requested euthanasia and 143 reportedly died by euthanasia. It is likely that many …

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Final Tragedy: UK Boy Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support

By Michael Ippolito  A medical nightmare in the United Kingdom ended in tragedy. Reports that twelve-year-old Archie Battersbee has died after a court ordered he be taken off life support against his parents’ wishes.   After the long and strenuous legal battle for Archie’s life, and after the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene, …

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Shopping for a death doctor in Canada 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A CBC news report suggests that Canadians who are turned down for MAiD (euthanasia) multiple times just need to find another doctor or nurse who is willing to kill them. Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang reported on August 3 that Margaret Bristow was declared ineligible for (MAiD) euthanasia …

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12-year-old Archie Battersbee dies after UK court orders life support withdrawn

By Nancy Flanders  Twelve-year-old Archie Battersbee died on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. local time, according to The Christian Post, after the UK High Court ruled on Friday that his parents could not move him to a hospice center. His parents had attempted every legal angle to keep him alive or have him moved to a …

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Canada topped 10,000 euthanasia deaths in 2021 

By Michael Cook There have been 0 deaths from monkeypox in Canada, but the disease has received considerably more media attention than the 10,064 people who died under the country’s medical assistance in dying last year. The third annual report on MAiD for 2021 was hardly reported in the media. Health Canada failed to publish …

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Ontario euthanasia numbers continue to rise in 2022

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Tuesday,  I reported that Health Canada had released the Third Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada (2021).  The report stated that there were: 10,064 assisted deaths in 2021 up from 7,603 in 2020. Approximately 1,740 euthanasia deaths were based on loneliness and isolation.  The …

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Child euthanasia coming soon in the Netherlands 

The Netherlands is playing catch-up to Belgium, where child euthanasia has been legal since 2014. By Michael Cook A significant cohort is currently ineligible for euthanasia in the Netherlands – children aged 1 to 12. The Dutch Minister for Health plans to correct this with departmental regulations – rather than by amending the country’s euthanasia …

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High Court Rules Hospital Can Shut Off 12-Year-Old Boy’s Life Support over his parents’ objections

By Dave Andrusko The country’s Supreme Court has backed the decision of a British hospital to override his parents’ wishes and take 12-year-old Archie Battersbee off of life support. Removal is scheduled for today. According to ITV News, a lower court judge previously agreed with the hospital “that removing Archie’s life support is in his …

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10,000+ Canadian Euthanasia Killings in 2021 

By Wesley J. Smith Canada has gone all in for euthanasia, and it is going to get worse now that the “strict guidelines to protect against abuse” — in the movement’s parlance — have expanded to people with chronic and disabling conditions, and will soon expand to those with dementia and mental illnesses. The statistics …

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New Canadian children’s book tries to convince kids that euthanasia is acceptable

By Wesley J. Smith  Children are being indoctrinated into everything that subverts traditional values these days, and in Canada that includes bringing children along when a loved one is being euthanized — which goes by the euphemism MAID for medical assistance in dying. Children are introduced into the medical killing fields by Canadian Virtual Hospice with its Medical …

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Delta Hospice Society under attack again

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Today I learned that the Delta Hospice Society will be audited by the BC Provincial government. In February 2021, the Delta Hospice Society (DHS) was defunded by the British Columbia Ministry of Health because they refused to kill people by euthanasia (MAiD). The battle over the existence …

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Delta Hospice Society under attack again

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In February 2021, the Delta Hospice Society (DHS) was defunded by the British Columbia Ministry of Health because they refused to kill their patients by euthanasia (MAiD). The battle over the existence of the DHS has continued since them. Last April, the DHS held a board election whereby …

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