Kevin Yuill: “Assisted Dying: A failure of Psychiatry”

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Kevin Yuill, a British academic who has written extensively about euthanasia and assisted suicide, wrote an interesting article that was published by Spiked titled: Assisted Dying: A failure of Psychiatry. Yuill comments on the death of Aurelia Brouwers, the 29-year-old Dutch woman who died by euthanasia for …

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill: The death toll for the poor & disabled

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Despite what politicians claim, most opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide is not rooted in religious ideology – it’s rooted in opposition to the legalization of killing, and the inability to provide sufficient safeguards to ensure society’s most vulnerable are not put at risk. A few weeks ago, the …

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Shutting up by shouting down

When an anti-euthanasia speaker at a doctors’ conference is prevented from speaking, you know that something is very wrong By Margaret Somerville Last month, I was a participant in a Q&A panel on “Voluntary Assisted Dying” at the Australian Medical Association Victoria Congress 2017. I was pleased to have been invited and hopeful that there …

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We see value in their lives, even if they don’t

By Dave Andrusko I have read and re-read the following passage from Kevin Yuill over and over again. He is addressing not only the lure, the seduction, of “assisted dying”; not only the threat that this poses to people with physical and intellectual disabilities; but also the stake the rest of us have in people …

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Euthanasia Deception documentary issues warning about “assisted dying” through personal stories

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition CBC News Winnipeg reporter, Marianne Klowak published an interview with Kevin Dunn the co-producer of the Euthanasia Deception documentary. Dunn was in Winnipeg to attend two screenings of the documentary. Klowak reports in her CBC News interview: Kevin Dunn went to Belgium, where assisted dying has …

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Canada’s New Assisted Dying law will claim unintended victims

By Dr. Will Johnston Editor’s note. Dr. Johnson, a Vancouver physician, is chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, British Columbia. This was published in the Huffington Post on September 28 and reposted at alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. The 2015 Carter [v. Canada] decision to allow assisted suicide and euthanasia claimed that Canada could avoid abuses through careful guidelines …

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Canada: The world has gone MAD!

You just can’t make this kind of thing up. By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia We’ve seen many times before how those pushing for euthanasia and assisted suicide have created all sorts of euphemisms to disguise and to soften attitudes away from the natural repulsion at the thought of a doctor killing a patient or …

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Assisted Dying: What can we learn from places where it is legal

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Professor Ilora Finlay wrote an excellent article that was published in the Guardian Tuesday titled: “Assisted Dying: What can the UK learn from places where it is legal.” Last year the British parliament overwhelmingly defeated an assisted suicide bill. In this article, Finlay responded to the …

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British doctors reject neutrality on assisted dying, decision largely ignored in media

By Michael Cook As one might expect, media coverage of assisted dying (aka assisted suicide or euthanasia or the right to die or dignity in dying) is skewed towards ringing-the-changes rather than steady-as-she-goes. In late May The Economist, an outspoken supporter, argued that the British Medical Association (BMA) should adopt a position of neutrality at …

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British Medical Association rejects attempt to push it neutral on assisted suicide by 2 to 1 majority

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. On Tuesday the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) of the British Medical Association (BMA) in Belfast voted against going neutral on assisted suicide by a …

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own

By Phyllis Zagano They are calling it “assisted dying” in Canada. Perhaps euthanasia is too hard to pronounce, and assisted suicide sounds too, well, too exact. Complexities of Canadian law aside, suffice it to say the Canadian Supreme Court approved “assisted dying” in February 2015, and directed the legislature to amend the law by June …

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Advanced Request For Euthanasia?

Editor’s note. This article was written by Dr. Catherine Ferrier and published on June 10, 2016 by impact ethics in Canadian Bioethics, Death & Assisted Dying, Law & Policy, Mental Health. Catherine Ferrier a physician in the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the McGill University Health Centre, is the president of the Physicians’ Alliance against …

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