Colombian child euthanasia policy criticized at Human Rights Council

On Friday Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach [MCCL GO] criticized Colombia’s euthanasia policy at a meeting of the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Council conducts a Universal Periodic Review of all nations to determine whether they are keeping their human rights commitments. MCCL GO earlier submitted a written contribution to the …

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Columbia seeks to extradite “The Nurse,” accused of performing 500 forced abortions

By Dave Andrusko A lot has happened since Spain confirmed over the weekend that it had captured Héctor Albeidis Arboleda Buitrago, aka “The Nurse.” He is accused of performing hundreds of forced abortions on women fighters belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), the largest of two leftist rebel group in Columbia. According …

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Colombia Imposes Euthanasia Medical Martyrdom

By Wesley J. Smith Doctors are increasingly under threat of being forced to kill or get out of medicine. I call this “medical martyrdom,” that is, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc. forced to choose between engaging (or being complicit) in life-terminating acts such as euthanasia or abortion and losing their careers. It is naked authoritarianism that …

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Colombia: Health Ministry Creates Guidelines for Euthanasia; Catholic Hospitals Threaten to Close

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI): Colombia’s Health Minister Alejandro Gaviría has established guidelines for euthanasia to permit ‘competent’ adults with a terminal illness to request death by lethal injection. The Health Ministry’s action follows an order by the Supreme Court to act on a 1997 ruling that …

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Colombia close to legal euthanasia

By Michael Cook Colombia’s Health Ministry has finally drawn up guidelines for voluntary euthanasia, 18 years after the country’s supreme court ruled that it was a constitutional right. Health Minister Alejandro Gaviría told media that only competent adults would be able to request the procedure, that only patients with a terminal illness would be eligible, …

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Colombia may finally legalise euthanasia

By Michael Cook The assisted suicide of American woman Brittany Maynard on November 1 may have tipped Colombia into legalising euthanasia. Euthanasia has been in legal limbo in the South American nation since a decision by its Constitutional Court in 1997 that “mercy killing” was constitutional and that doctors who cooperated should not be prosecuted. …

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