Tag Archives: euthanasia

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

Connecticut assisted suicide bill would legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia

Please vote no on HB5417 which seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in Connecticut. Dear Committee Member, My name is Nancy Elliott. I am a former 3 term New Hampshire State Representative who served on the

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

Netherlands’ 2017 euthanasia deaths increase by another 8%

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The DutchNL news  is reporting that the regional euthanasia review committee’s annual report found that in 2017, there were 6,585 reported assisted deaths, an increase of 8% over 2016’s

Euthanasia performed on Canadian prisoner

By Michael Cook Not too long ago, a request by a Belgian prisoner for euthanasia made international headlines — even though he was not permitted to take advantage of the legislation. But in a measure of how

Obliged to Kill

The assault on medical conscience By Wesley J. Smith A court in Ontario, Canada, has ruled that a patient’s desire to be euthanized trumps a doctor’s conscientious objection. Doctors there now face the cruel choice between complicity in

We must never forget, the disabled were the Nazis’ first victims

By Dave Andrusko It can’t be said too often that too often we know very little about history–and what we do know often is either wrong or incomplete. Over the years we’ve posted many stories that buttress

Canadian Hospice Says No to Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide/euthanasia is completely contrary to the hospice vision espoused by the late great medical humanitarian Cecily Saunders, who created the modern hospice movement. She stood steadfastly against assisted-suicide legalization. Indeed, suicide prevention

Medical professionals resign in Belgium and the Netherlands due to euthanasia laws

  In Belgium and the Netherlands, medical professionals are resigning in considerable numbers due to the lack of regulation surrounding the practice of euthanasia. This phenomenon is specifically peaking in the palliative care field, as nurses and

Belgian Euthanasia Corruption Exposed

By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia in Belgium has gone completely out of the control — including as just two examples —doctors killing the mentally ill and conjoining the death procedure with voluntary organ harvesting, as well as

Belgian euthanasia dispute erupts over the killing of a person with severe dementia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A dispute has erupted in Belgium after a person with dementia was killed by euthanasia even though the person did not request death by lethal injection and was

Fraser Health in British Columbia enforces participation in Medical Aid in Dying

Editor’s note. This comes courtesy of LifeCanada. A recent directive from the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia has ordered all healthcare facilities to participate in euthanasia (Medical Aid in Dying–MAiD) including hospice and palliative care, exempting