Tag Archives: euthanasia

Portugal: Communists firmly oppose euthanasia

By Michael Cook A footnote to last week’s story about the narrow defeat of euthanasia in Portugal’s parliament. The vote was 115-110 and failed because the Communist Party opposes euthanasia. Communist MP Antonio Filipe explained why in

A bishop’s prayer answered as Guernsey rejects euthanasia

By K.V. Turley A British jurisdiction has voted against legalising euthanasia. Last month, the elected assembly of Guernsey voted down proposals to make euthanasia legal. Guernsey is part of the Channel Islands, an archipelago in the English

Is euthanasia the next step for Ireland after abortion?

By Michael Cook Hard on the heels of Ireland’s historic approval of abortion in a constitutional referendum last week comes a bill to legalise euthanasia. Junior minister John Halligan is working on draft legislation which will be introduced

Portugal votes down legalization of euthanasia

A narrow win, but a win nonetheless By Vincenzina Santoro The Portuguese General Assembly (Parliament) voted down four government legislative proposals to legalize euthanasia in Portugal May 29. The similar measures had been proposed by the four

Portugal Parliament rejects euthanasia

By Dave Andrusko When I read an Associated Press story this morning about the possible legalization of euthanasia in Portugal, the operative sentence was The outcome of Portugal’s vote was uncertain and likely to be close. The

New Zealand euthanasia committee delays report by 6 months.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Euthanasia Free New Zealand is working in coalition with many groups to oppose the legalization of euthanasia. This week the New Zealand Justice Select Committee examining the euthanasia

Québec euthanasia deaths increase by 67% in 2017

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention. A report compiled by Sean Murphy, administrator for the Protection of Conscience Project, indicates that the number of euthanasia deaths (Medical Assisted Death in Dying–MAiD) increased by 67% in 2017

Negative attitudes toward Alzheimer’s unduly influences euthanasia debate

By Michael Cook Negative attitudes towards Alzheimer’s disease are an undue influence on the euthanasia debate, claims an Australian bioethicist. Deakin University Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone has examined the ‘Alzheimerisation’ of the euthanasia debate in her book, “Alzheimer’s

Swiss assisted suicide clinic founder charged with profiteering

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Ludwig Minelli, the founder of the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic, has been charged for profiteering in the deaths of his clients. Accusations that Minelli charges inappropriate fees at

Fatal Flaws: A Canadian film chronicles the march of euthanasia

Almost every country is considering some form of legalisation By Denyse O’Leary Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Bioedge.com. I first became interested in euthanasia in 1972 when I unexpectedly received a

The Wages of Death

By Wesley. J. Smith Twenty-five years ago, Newsweek published my first essay. In the wake of my friend’s suicide under the influence of the Hemlock Society, I worried that some suicides would be “promoted as a virtue”

Finnish Parliament Rejects Euthanasia Project

A citizens’ initiative on “active death help” or euthanasia has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Finnish parliament by a vote of 128 to 60 By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children In 2010, Palliative Medicine