Category Archives: Euthanasia

Canadian media continue to promote expansion of euthanasia law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition For those who don’t believe that legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide will lead to incremental extensions (slippery slope) of the law, you only have to look to Canada.

CBC news promotes expansion of Canada’s euthanasia law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] news really can’t help themselves. Last week CBC produced a one-sided report pressuring St. Martha’s hospital in Nova Scotia to participate in euthanasia. Thursday

Canadian euthanasia activist pressuring Catholic Hospital to permit euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Jocelyn Downie, the long-time euthanasia activist and academic, is now turning her attention to forcing St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and the Sisters of St.

Leftist Mexican President Wants to Legalize Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith The newly inaugurated Mexican president is very left-wing. And, he wants euthanasia legalized. From the PVDN story: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $5.7-billion, two-year plan Friday to revamp the country’s

Canadian report discusses expanding eligibility for euthanasia

By Michael Cook A long-awaited discussion paper on three controversial extensions to Canada’s euthanasia law has been released. It was only two-and a-half years ago, in June 2016, that Bill C-14 was passed amending the Criminal Code

Now They’re Euthanizing Asperger’s Patients

The Deadly Threat of Assisted Suicide By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Another week… another example of how physician-assisted suicide targets the vulnerable. This time: Asperger’s patients. In 2010, 38-year-old Tine Nys was one of approximately 1,000

Council of Canadian Academies report leans towards opposing the concept of euthanasia for psychiatric reasons alone

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The long-awaited reports from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) concerning the possible extension of euthanasia to children (mature minors), to incompetent people who made an “advanced request,”

Council of Canadian Academies report offers no clear direction on Child Euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The long-awaited reports from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) concerning the possible extension of euthanasia to children (mature minors), to incompetent people who made an “advanced request,”

Euthanasia Becoming First Resort in Quebec

By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia advocates are so full of it, promising that snuff medicine will only be a last resort when nothing else can be done to alleviate suffering. It’s never been true, to the point

Euthanasia deaths in Quebec rising rapidly

Is death-by-doctor becoming normalised? By Michael Cook Quebec’s euthanasia law came into effect three years ago, in December 2015. Since then, 1,664 Québécois have been euthanised, according to a report tabled in the Quebec parliament. A total

Stories and their importance in the euthanasia/assisted suicide debate

The risks and harms to vulnerable people outweigh any possible benefits By Margaret Somerville The pro-euthanasia case is compact and quick and easy to make: It focuses on a terminally ill, seriously suffering, competent adult who gives

Internet scammers target people seeking to die

By Michael Cook Internet scammers are using fake endorsements from well-known euthanasia campaigners to bilk gullible people. According to Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society: “At any one time there are at least 40 web sites