New Zealand wants to follow Canada by removing terminal illness requirement from euthanasia law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition David Seymour, the leader of the ACT party and the MP who sponsored New Zealand’s euthanasia law, is calling for the law to be broadened. Isaac Davison reported for the New Zealand Herald on November 6 that Seymour wants the 6 month terminal illness prognosis in the …

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Canadian Doctors Urged to Suggest Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith What would it feel like if your doctor suggested euthanasia as a “treatment” for your medical problems? It would enervate hope, to say the least, and suggest that the doctor does not think your life worth living. Well, this kind of seed-planting is exactly the approach that Canadian M.D.s are being …

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Abortion and Assisted Suicide: Ethically corrupt and inherently immoral

By Dave Andrusko Birthed in the same hatchery, abortion and euthanasia/assisted suicide are, at a minimum, fraternal twins, if not identical twins. For example, they are inherently expansionary. The campaign to find more victims is a part of their very DNA. Consider just a few of the parallels. If ending the life of her unborn …

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Quebec doctors back euthanasia for newborns

By Michael Cook Euthanasia in Canada is racing ahead. A law authorizing doctors and nurses to give patients lethal injections was passed in 2016. A law to extend the right to die to patients without a terminal illness was passed in 2021. A sunset clause permits people with mental illness to request euthanasia from 2023. …

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Euthanasia bill delayed in Portugal’s parliament  

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Portugal Resident news reported that Portugal’s euthanasia vote has been delayed. The article by Natasha Donn stated: The vote on the replacement text on medically assisted death has been postponed yet again at the request of the ruling Socialist party today because they believe the bill …

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Canadian fashion company advertises products with euthanasia. 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition  Simons, a Canadian designer and fashion company produced a three minute commercial promoting their products with euthanasia (MAiD). The video titled: All Is Beauty – starts with the statement, dying in a hospital is not what’s natural, it is not soft, in these type of moments you …

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Dutch group campaigns for assisted suicide without medical oversight

By Right to Life UK A pro-assisted suicide group is challenging the Dutch euthanasia law that allows doctors to assist in suicide but criminalises others who assist people end their own lives, claiming that it violates European human rights law. Assisted suicide and euthanasia have been legal in the Netherlands since 2001 provided that it …

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Belgium’s euthanasia law is unconstitutional, says high court. It’s not permissive enough.

By Michael Cook Nearly 2,700 people were euthanised in Belgium in 2021, according to the official figures from the national euthanasia commission – an increase of 10% over the previous year. Euthanasia has become normalised – about 1 death in 50 is due to euthanasia. However, in the past couple of years Belgian doctors have realised that …

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Right-to-die group wants to liberalize Dutch euthanasia

By Michael Cook A radical Dutch right-to-die group has challenged a ban on non-physicians helping people to die, claiming that it is a violation of European human rights law. “We believe it should be possible to provide the means to be able to humanely end your own life,” Jos van Wijk of Cooperative Last Will (Coöperatie Laatste …

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Quebec doctors back euthanasia for newborns 

By Michael Cook  Euthanasia in Canada is racing ahead. A law authorising doctors and nurses to give patients lethal injections was passed in 2016. A law to extend the right to die to patients without a terminal illness was passed in 2021. A sunset clause permits people with mental illness to request euthanasia from 2023. …

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Canadian euthanasia: bill to protect doctors’ conscience rights fails 

By Michael Cook  It wasn’t a terribly controversial and it was a private member’s bill, and it failed to make headlines in Canada or elsewhere. But it seems highly significant.  Back in February, Kelly Block introduced her Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act to Parliament in Ottawa. The purpose of the bill was basically to …

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Belgium rebuked over euthanasia management by European Court of Human Rights 

By Michael Cook  After ten years in the courts, a Belgian man grieving over his deceased mother has lost a battle against his country’s euthanasia regime. Godelieva de Troyer was 64 years old when she died in 2012. She had chronic depression and asked oncologist Wim Distelmans for euthanasia. Distelmans is a Belgium’s best-known euthanasia …

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