Abandon all hope: euthanasia for mental disorders

By Australian Care Alliance Guidelines issued for assessing and executing requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide from people with mental disorders, including addictions such as alcoholism, by the Netherlands Federation of Medical Specialists and the National Council of the Order of Physicians of Belgium essentially authorise doctors to agree with a patient that abandoning all …

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CARP, Elizabeth Wettlaufer, and Euthanasia

By Adrian Rhodes Editor’s note. CARP is the Canadian counterpart to the American Association of Retired Persons. This article appeared on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. CARP’s magazine Zoomer published an article in January 2019, on Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the nurse who murdered her patients while working in long-term care homes in Ontario. The …

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Vincent Lambert: Death by discrimination

By Taylor Hyatt Policy Analyst & Outreach Coordinator, Toujours Vivant (Not Dead Yet) Vincent Lambert died recently. For the past few weeks, all eyes have been on the French courts as they determined his fate. Mr. Lambert was severely injured in a car accident in 2008. Various news reports described him as “quadriplegic” with a …

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774 Ontario euthanasia deaths in the first 6 months of 2019

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner released the updated data for MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying–euthanasia and assisted suicide) deaths in Ontario. Since legalization (June 17, 2016) there have been 3,302 euthanasia deaths and 1 assisted suicide death, as of June 30, 2019. Broken down by …

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Suicide promotion websites linked to euthanasia activist.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition This is a difficult topic to write about knowing that this information may lead to depressed people obtaining suicide drugs online. Euthanasia activist, Philip Nitschke, has been selling suicide information, devices and drugs, online, for years. A recent article published by The Sun newspaper concerns school kids …

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Vincent Lambert died on Thursday at 8:24am

By Michael Cook Vincent Lambert, the brain-damaged French man who was in a state of impaired consciousness for 11 years while his family fought over his medical care, died on Thursday at 8:24am. After getting approval from a court, doctors stopped giving him food and water. It took him nine days to die. Although his …

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We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert while thankful that an agreement will protect the life of Hannah Cement

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert, a cognitively disabled man who died by dehydration after France’s highest court ordered that he be denied food and fluid which they defined as medical treatment. Our online petition pleading that President Macron save his life received more …

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Palliative care experts are opposed to euthanasia

Editor’s note. This article was published by HOPE Australia on July 9, 2019. One of Western Australia’s (WA) most senior palliative care nurses and a New Zealand based palliative medicine specialist have both come out in opposition to the looming euthanasia laws in their respective jurisdictions. After more than 30 years working in the public …

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Distorted and misleading article makes a hero out of judge who ruled Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube could be removed

By Bobby Schindler Editor’s note. Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schindler Schiavo and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. Bobby spoke last Saturday at the National Right to Life Convention in Charleston. The following is in response to an article lauding Judge George Greer that appeared in the Tampa Bay …

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10 reasons why Vincent Lambert should live

By Christophe Foltzenlogel Editor’s note. Mr. Foltzenlogel is a legal expert with the European Center for Law and Justice. This appeared at the European Centre for Law & Justice. The determination of Vincent Lambert’s parents to save their son’s life, despite his heavily disabled condition, arouses admiration but also a lot of misunderstanding and contempt. …

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‘Tsunami’ of elderly and euthanasia are not a good mix, say Queensland doctors

By Michael Cook With a “tsunami” of elderly patients with severe health problems approaching, Australians should not be legalising euthanasia, a senior doctor has told the Queensland Parliament. It could increase the pressure on vulnerable older people who feel they are a “burden” on others to do away with themselves, said Dr. Chrys Pulle, on …

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Psychiatric euthanasia examined in the Netherlands

“Euthanasia of a minor as young as 16 for psychiatric suffering is indeed legal in the Netherlands.” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition While researching the issue of psychiatric euthanasia I came across an article by Psychiatrist Scott Kim published in the Atlantic on June 6, 2019. The article explains how psychiatric …

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