Tag Archives: euthanasia

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 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

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

Architects of Victoria’s right-to-die law publish ‘manual’ on how to push legislation through

By Michael Cook One year ago, in December 2017, the Australian state of Victoria legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide. This has given new heart to supporters in other states who have been lobbying for years for the

Horrifying new stories crop up nearly every month in countries that have created euthanasia regimes, and eventually, people become numb to them

By Jonathon Van Maren Early in November, a public prosecutor in the Hague announced a rare event: Charges were being laid against a doctor for her actions in regard to the euthanasia of an elderly woman with

‘Brain Dead’ child in India improves after receiving specialized therapy

Father had requested euthanasia By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Apoorva Mandhani reporting for Livelaw.in that a “brain dead” boy, whose father had asked the court to approve euthanasia, has been improving. The father

Concerned Ontario Doctors oppose Sick Kids hospital proposed policy for euthanasia of children

Hospital willing to euthanize children without parental consent or knowledge By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Sunday the Toronto Sun published an interview conducted by Jane Stevenson with Dr. Kulvinder Gill, the President

How did our culture become so indifferent to the sanctity and equality of human life?

Three culture of death tipping points By Wesley J. Smith Pope John Paul II once famously described Western society as a “culture of death.” But what does that term mean? It refers to a civilization that endorses