Euthanasia: why are we letting all those perfectly good organs go to waste?

It sounds ghoulish, but doctors in the Netherlands are keen  By Michael Cook  One inevitable development of euthanasia which its supporters seldom mention is organ donation after euthanasia. A good number of people who request euthanasia suffer from neurological disorders, but their organs are still shipshape. A question which many doctors ask, then, is this: …

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Swiss assisted suicide group EXIT will continue to provide suicides to foreigners

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Swiss group has decided to continue providing assisted suicide to Swiss citizens living abroad. EXIT, which is the largest assisted suicide group in Switzerland, had been considering limiting assisted suicide to Swiss citizens living in Switzerland but was pressured by its members to continue providing assisted  suicides …

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Pope Francis condemns euthanasia and abortion as part of a ‘throwaway culture’

By Bridget Sielicki  As many European countries are either legalizing euthanasia or considering legislation to do so, Pope Francis has spoken out against the devaluing of human life, calling it part of a “throwaway culture.” Catholic News Service reports that the Pope made his remarks during an interview with Carlos Herrera of COPE, which is the …

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Dissenting report opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide in Queensland, Australia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. Mark Robinson MP, who represents Oodgeroo in the Queensland parliament, wrote a dissenting report to the official parliamentary report on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 Dr. Robinson’s report creates a strong basis for opposing assisted dying bill and is similar to the minority report on assisted …

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Queensland close to legalising euthanasia Catholic hospitals indicate that they would defy the legislation, if necessary.

By Michael Cook  Legal euthanasia is drawing closer in the Australian state of Queensland. A committee has recommended a bill for voluntary assisted dying (VAD) to the unicameral parliament in a 327-page report. It will be debated in Parliament in September. MPs [Members of Parliament] from both major parties will be granted a rare conscience vote on this legislation. The …

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A personal story: No to euthanasia for mental health reasons

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition We received this email from Margaret titled: No Euthanasia for Mental Health Reasons. She gave us permission to publish it. As I am now approaching 70 years of age, I would like to share my experience Ever since I was twelve years old, I have been treated by psychiatrists, …

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British Columbia euthanasia deaths hit record highs

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The British Columbia (BC) government released the euthanasia stats (MAiD—Medically Assisted Dying) to Terry O’Neill, a reporter for the BC Catholic paper. O’Neill states in his article: The B.C. Catholic requested the detailed provincial statistics after the federal government’s last two annual reports on the contentious subject failed …

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Right-to-die in Scotland: People in glass houses, etc.

By Michael Cook  The argumentum ad hominem is widely regarded as the worst of arguments, but, you know, it’s fun. It’s also dangerous, as the riposte, tu quoque – what about you?—can be painful. This takes us to the media in Scotland, where a bill for assisted dying is gathering momentum in Holyrood. An evangelical …

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Pro-euthanasia group Dignity in Dying UK has its roots in the eugenics movement

By Laura Nicole  As the debate rages on around assisted suicide in the Scottish parliament, the issue is being hotly debated in Scottish media. One news outlet targeted a Christian multi-millionaire who donated to a pro-life, anti-euthanasia organization called Care Not Killing. In return, other media outlets are shining a light on the origins of the pro-euthanasia organization Dignity in …

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Euthanasia deaths rise quickly in Ontario, likely related to the passing of Bill C-7

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Federal Government passed Bill C-7 on March 17, 2021. The Canadian government predicted that there would be a 20% increase in the number of assisted deaths in Canada. That number proved to vastly underestimate the toil. On July 1, I published some of the data from Health …

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Legalizing Euthanasia: What we can learn from the Netherlands

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Leo van Doesburg with The European Christian Political Movement  and Diederik van Dijk with the NPV-Care for life published a thorough article titled  Legalizing Euthanasia: What we can learn from the Netherlands, in response to the growing number of countries debating euthanasia and the growing practise of …

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