Tag Archives: euthanasia

Canadian man releases tapes of hospital urging him to die by euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In March CTV News reported that Roger Foley, who lives with cerebellar ataxia, a degenerative neurological condition, has launched a lawsuit naming the London Health Sciences Centre and

Canadian Hospital Pushes Euthanasia on Disabled Patient

By Wesley J. Smith I have written here before about Roger Foley, a disabled Canadian man who claims he has been denied proper medical treatment and independent living services, but has been offered euthanasia. Apparently, he has

Canada’s euthanasia law lacks effective oversight. Is “Dying with Dignity” circumventing the law?

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I was contacted by a woman who wanted to know how her nephew was approved for, and died by euthanasia (Medical Assistance in Dying–MAiD). She explained that her

Thousands of Euthanasia Killings in Canada

By Wesley J. Smith Canadian doctors and nurse practitioners have reported that they have killed almost 4,000 (3,714) patients since euthanasia was legalized in Quebec in December 2015 — after which it was legalized throughout the country

Three children euthanised in Belgium: Latest official report reveals reasons

Overall number of cases of euthanasia rose in 2017 by 13% By Michael Cook Three minors have been euthanised in Belgium since euthanasia for children was legalised in 2014. According to the latest report from the government agency which

A failure of memory and imagination: The euthanasia slippery slope

When the splash of assisted-suicide and euthanasia blinds us to their far-reaching ripples By Margaret Somerville Two senior physicians who have championed the legalization of euthanasia in their jurisdictions, Dr. Boudewijn Chabot in the Netherlands and Dr.

Doctor who drugged and held down euthanasia victim under criminal investigation

As a nine year old child is euthanised in Belgium​ By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A Dutch doctor who was rebuked for killing an elderly dementia patient without consent and in a traumatic

Euthanizing Children in Belgium

Belgium is the only country in the world to have legalised euthanasia for children of all ages. Euthanasia cases are up by 13% By SPUC—The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Three children were killed by

A straight line from abortion to euthanasia and assisted suicide

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I will never forget sitting in my seventh grade class, astonished at what my teacher had just written on the blackboard. She had drawn a line leading from the

Euthanasia Hurts Palliative Care in Quebec

By Wesley J. Smith Legalizing euthanasia can stunt the palliative-care sector. The Netherlands, for example, has traditionally performed comparatively poorly in this field. Indeed, one doctor once infamously said he didn’t need palliative care when he had

Germany’s Health Minister decides to stop providing euthanasia drugs

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In March 2017, Germany’s federal Court decided that doctors could prescribe lethal drugs to their patients. The decision created a dilemma because article 217 of Germany’s Criminal Code

‘Please make comfortable’

An estimated 650 patients at an English hospital had their lives ‘shortened’. It has taken 20 years to get to the bottom of the scandal By Michael Cook What do you think? Am I naïve, or what?