By HOPE Australia While the suggestion that specialized “kill clinics” should be established to implement the government’s proposed euthanasia regime might sound shocking, their creation would be entirely consistent with the Bill currently before the Western Austrian (WA) Legislative Council, as well as the experience in overseas jurisdictions where euthanasia and assisted suicide have been …Continue reading "Western Australian doctor recommends ‘kill clinics.’"
By Wesley J. Smith Canada is debating whether to permit euthanasia by advance directive, meaning, allowing people to sign instructions requiring they be killed by their doctor once they reach a determined level of incompetence. In other words, a former self will be given the power to order their current self dispatched — even, presumably, …Continue reading "Canada Alzheimer’s Society Endorses Euthanasia by Advance Directive"
Several countries may be ahead of us in this area, but the U.S. is fast catching up. By Wesley J. Smith A few years ago, a Dutch doctor attended her elderly Alzheimer’s disease patient at a nursing home. The doctor’s purpose wasn’t to examine the patient or prescribe new medicines. Rather, she was there to …Continue reading "Targeting People With Mental Illness and Dementia for Euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg. Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On September 11, the Quebec Superior Court, in the Truchon decision, struck down the requirement that a person be terminally ill before qualifying for euthanasia in Canada. The Canadian Press (CP) reported: Quebec Superior Court has invalidated parts of the federal and Quebec laws on medically assisted …Continue reading "Why the Québec euthanasia decision needs to be appealed"
By Xavier Symons Serious concerns have been raised about the implementation of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation after a 61-year-old depressed but otherwise healthy man was euthanised in the province of British Columbia. Alan Nichols, a former school janitor who lived alone and struggled with depression, was admitted to Chilliwack General Hospital, BC, …Continue reading "Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying legislation under fire after euthanasia of depressed patient"
By Wesley J. Smith Once a society accepts killing as an acceptable response to suffering, the nature of the “suffering” that qualifies for termination keeps expanding. That process is well underway in Canada, where the law requires that death be “reasonably foreseeable” before a doctor can legally commit the homicide of a patient upon request. …Continue reading "Depressed Man Euthanized in Canada"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Avis Favaro, the Medical correspondent with CTV News, produced an excellent news story concerning the death of Alan Nichols, a 61-year-old man who was physically healthy but lived with chronic depression. This story clearly shows how the recent Québec court decision that struck down the terminal illness …Continue reading "Physically healthy depressed man died by euthanasia in British Columbia"
Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. A doctor in Belgium has been charged with murder in the deaths of four patients in the palliative care department of the CHR van Hoei Hospital. An article published by Nieuwsblad.be stated (google translated): The court has suspected a doctor from Tihange of four murders. The man, who …Continue reading "Belgian doctor charged with murder of four patients."
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Canada is debating expanding euthanasia to people who are not terminally ill, such as people with dementia. Recently a Québec court struck down the part of the criminal code that required that a person’s “death be reasonably forseeable.” The terminal illness restriction, in the law, prevented doctors …Continue reading "Dementia Advocacy Canada promotes euthanasia for people with dementia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A campaign by Jocelyn Downie, the academic euthanasia activist at Dalhousie University, has resulted in St Martha’s hospital in Antigonish NS being forced to provide MAiD (euthanasia) in the Catholic hospital. An article by Ross Lord and Alexander Quon for Global News reported that the Nova Scotia …Continue reading "Catholic hospital is forced to provide MAiD (euthanasia) in Nova Scotia."
By Michael Cook Something north of 8,000 people have died in Canada after its Medical Aid in Dying [MAiD] legislation came into effect in 2016. And now it will probably become easier after a decision by a Québec judge. This past week Superior Court Justice Christine Baudouin struck down as unconstitutional a provision in the …Continue reading "A judge loosens Canada’s euthanasia belt another notch or two"
By Dave Andrusko It can’t be said too often that too often we know too little about history–and what we do know often is either wrong or incomplete. Over the years we’ve posted many stories that buttress and support what remains to many, many people an unknown historical truth–the Nazis “refined” their murderous system with …Continue reading "A largely unknown truth: the disabled were the Nazis’ first victims"