The UN should consider the dangers of child euthanasia

By Scott Fischbach, Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights recently solicited input for a report regarding the rights of children with disabilities. MCCL GO provided a contribution that drew attention to the problems with child euthanasia. The Netherlands permits the euthanasia of children …

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Child Euthanasia without Parent Approval Pushed for Canada

By Wesley J. Smith I always say that if you want to know what is likely to go wrong in healthcare (and society) in the coming years, you should read ethics articles in professional journals. Case in point: With lethal-injection euthanasia now legal in Canada for patients age 18 and over whose deaths are “foreseeable” …

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Euthanize children without parental consent, say doctors from children’s hospital

The Canadian doctors think that children are capable of consenting to being killed. They also want to “reduce social stigma” By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children ​ In a horrifying example of how far down the euthanasia slippery slope Canada is travelling, a group of doctors at a children’s hospital have written …

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Canada laying groundwork for child euthanasia

By Michael Cook Euthanasia, or “medical aid in dying”, was authorised by Canada’s Supreme Court in June 2016. It was a controversial decision and the controversy is far from over. Three issues were left hanging: euthanasia for “mature minors”, euthanasia for people with mental illness, and advance directives for euthanasia. The government asked the Council …

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The Anonymous Three: child euthanasia in Belgium and elsewhere

By Lisa Blumberg Editor’s note. This was published yesterday by Not Dead Yet, a disability rights group. The Belgium Federal Commission on the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia in its most recent report of Belgium euthanasia statistics stated that between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, three children died by lethal injection under the …

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U.S. Bioethicist Supports Child Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith The U.S. assisted-suicide movement pretends to want a limited legalization of assisted suicide to competent adults with a terminal illness. That’s not true. It’s just the expedient to persuade us to accept the premise that suicide or killing is an acceptable solution to human suffering. If we ever do that — …

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Netherlands Euthanasia “experts” advocate for child euthanasia – with or without consent

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The January 10, 2018 edition of the journal Pediatrics features an “Ethics Round” article titled: Should Pediatric Euthanasia be Legalized? The Pediatrics article features comments by proponents and opponents of child euthanasia—“philosophers from the United States and the Netherlands, and a Dutch pediatrician.” The article clarifies …

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What we said in 2013 when child euthanasia was legalized in the Netherlands has come true with a vengeance

By Dave Andrusko NRL News and NRL News Today have run a number of posts about what was inevitable: the first child euthanized in Belgium under its anything-goes “assisted suicide” regime. I am taking this opportunity to repost what we wrote about the law when it was first passed in December 2013. At the time …

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Dutch pediatricians seek child euthanasia

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This was first reposted this past May. The Dutch Health Minister, Edith Schippers, has earmarked almost 400,000 Euros for a study of whether to expand eligibility for euthanasia to children between 1 and 12. At the moment, children under 1 may be killed with the consent of their parents following …

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Children’s charities call for child euthanasia in Scotland

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia The Daily Mail in Scotland has a front page article claiming that Scottish Children’s Charities have called for the inclusion of euthanasia for children to be included in the reach of the euthanasia bill under debate in Holyrood (Scottish Parliament). One group has apparently called for the revision …

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British Health Secretary is probing allegations of child euthanasia

  By Dave Andrusko Back in February British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he would investigate allegations by a retired doctor that sick children were being euthanized. That charge by Michael Irwin came literally hours after the Belgian legislature voted to make the country became the first nation in the world to legalize euthanizing children. …

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JAMA article on child euthanasia in Belgium helpful but leaves a lot to be desired

  By Dave Andrusko Earlier today we posted a short article by Michael Cook, whose analyses are always worth reading, summarizing a piece that ran this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (“US bioethicists take Belgian child euthanasia to task”). I take a slightly dimmer view of “Pediatric Euthanasia in Belgium Disturbing …

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