Tag Archives: euthanasia

In 40 years of terminal care I’ve never seen unmanageable suffering, New Zealand doctor says

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The New Zealand Herald published an excellent article Monday by Dr. David Richmond in response to an article promoting euthanasia by Dr. Jack Havill. Havill, a former intensive

Elderly Indian Couple Ask for Joint Active Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith A healthy elderly couple in India is asking for joint euthanasia because they say their lives are of no use. From the Telegraph story: Mumbai: A city-based elderly couple have sought President Ram

Euthanasia and the danger of Elder Abuse

No reason to believe that adequate safeguards can be put in place for euthanasia Editor’s note. The following article was published Tuesday by HOPE Australia. One of the greatest dangers that we face as Australians, now that

Jewish Care Home accuses euthanasia doctor of sneaking in and killing a resident

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An Orthodox Jewish Care Home has filed a complaint against euthanasia doctor, Ellen Wiebe, for what it called “borderline unethical behavior.” The Louis Brier Home in Vancouver accusing

Canada Conjoining Euthanasia/Organ Donation

By Wesley J. Smith In my first anti-euthanasia column, published in Newsweek in 1993, I warned that eventually medicalized killing/suicide would be conjoined with organ harvesting “as a plum to society.” “Slippery slope argument!” my detractors yelled

Disabled lives are worth living. Euthanasia implies otherwise

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The New Zealand government is now officially debating a bill to legalize euthanasia. Recently Stuff News published an excellent article by Claire Freeman, who writes from the disability

Faced with reality there is a powerful innate repugnance to the act of killing someone

In the abstract, 48% of physicians would euthanize patients; in the concrete, 77% said they would not By Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia Editor’s note. Laval is a Canadian city in southwestern Quebec. The CISSS de Laval translated

The Power of the Powerless

I do know that if we do not look for the joy in the sorrow, the sorrow will consume us, and we will perish. By Chris deVinck Editor’s note. Mr. deVinck is author of one of the

Two years of euthanasia in Quebec: the facts

The Canadian province is accelerating past Belgium By Aubert Martin The law that legalized euthanasia in Quebec – under the euphemism “medical aid in dying” – came into effect exactly two years ago, on December 10, 2015.

Massachusetts Medical Society drops opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide

By Anne Fox, President Massachusetts Citizens for Life The Massachusetts Medical Society voted Saturday to drop its opposition to physicians giving lethal drugs to their patients. The resolution defines “medical aid in dying” as “the act of

Some Canadian doctors are refusing to treat attempted suicides

By Michael Cook Canada’s new euthanasia laws are perplexing doctors who have to deal with suicide attempts. According to the National Post , there have been a number of reports of doctors who refused to treat people

New study casts doubt on effectiveness of euthanasia regulation in the Netherlands

By Xavier Symons “Strict”, “scrupulous” and “rigid.” These are some of the words that have been used to describe the regulation of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) in the Netherlands. But how closely are doctors actually monitored?