Category Archives: Euthanasia

Dr. Death launches “glorified gas chamber” suicide machine

Even he says it has negative connotations of the Holocaust By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Philip Nitschke, the “rational suicide” advocate and founder of Exit International, known as Doctor Death, has unveiled a

Euthanasia and the inevitability of slippery slopes

By Margaret Somerville Advocates of legalizing euthanasia reject “slippery slope” arguments as unfounded fear-mongering and claim that its use will always be restricted to rare cases of dying people with unrelievable, unbearable suffering. But, as the Netherlands

How do the Dutch respond to euthanasia requests from the intellectually disabled?

By Michael Cook How do intellectually disabled people fare in a country where euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal? Writing in BMC Medical Ethics Baroness Ilora Finlay and three colleagues conclude that Dutch criteria for euthanasia “are

10% of Flemish cancer patients choose euthanasia

Some are killed without consent ​Authors of report dismiss euthanasia slippery slope in Belgium By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A survey of end of life decisions among Flemish cancer patients has found that

Opponents and disability rights activists take concerns about liberalizing euthanasia laws to Members of Canadian Parliament

By Deborah Gyapong Editor’s note. This was published by the Catholic Register on April 3 and reposted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Euthanasia opponents and disability rights activists are uneasy about a process to liberalize Canada’s euthanasia law

Joint Euthanasia of Canadian Elderly Couple: how the culture of death is normalized

By Wesley J. Smith Canada is fast becoming the Niagara Falls of euthanasia, rushing to join the “infamous three” — the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium — by now permitting the joint euthanasia of elderly couples. A Globe

Qualifying for Euthanasia by Self-Starvation in Canada

By Wesley J. Smith Once a society embraces euthanasia consciousness, the ways one can qualify to be killed legally by a doctor continually expands. Case in point: An ethics opinion by College of Physicians and Surgeons of

Euthanasia lobby plans to open euthanasia clinic in Toronto

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. MAiD refers to “Medical Aid in Dying.” The euthanasia lobby is planning to open a euthanasia clinic in Toronto and they have asked the Ministry of

The shadowy world of ‘euthanasia fundamentalism’

By Michael Cook Is Stephen King looking for a new plot for a novel? How about the activities of a shadowy network dedicated to helping people commit suicide? It operates outside the law with the connivance of

Canadian Disabled Man Denied Care but Offered Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith Will euthanasia be about money? Does CNN hate Donald Trump? In 2008, two Oregon terminally ill patients on rationed Medicaid were denied coverage for life-extending chemotherapy, but received letters from administrators offering to

Public prosecutor investigates euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The DutchNL news reported that the regional euthanasia review committee’s annual report indicates that in 2017 the number of assisted deaths increased by another 8% to 6,585. According

“Living Wills” to Prevent Spoon-feeding

By Nancy Valko So-called “safeguards” for physician-assisted suicide are now starting to be eliminated (See my recent blog “Legal Safeguards, Burdensome Obstacles and Conscience Rights”). The advance directive (aka “living will”)–already biased against tube feedings–is now on