At least 744 euthanasia deaths in Canada since it was decriminalized in June

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition CTV News reported that at least 744 people have died by euthanasia in Canada since it was decriminalized in June 2016-four Canadians a day-“and experts say those numbers are expected to rise.” According to Graham Slaughter, in the six months from June 17th through December 16th …

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Switzerland: 26% increase in assisted suicide deaths

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Swiss media are reporting that the Federal Statistical Office says that 999 people died by assisted suicide at the Exit and Dignitas suicide clinics in 2015, an increase of 26% in one year and two and one half times as many as five years before. …

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Washington State assisted deaths increase by 32% in 2015, report reveals

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition According to The Washington State Department of Health 2015 Death with Dignity Act Report, there was a 32% increase in the number of reported assisted deaths-from 126 in 2014 to 166 in 2015. There were also a 21% increase in lethal prescriptions written-up to 213. Out of …

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Italian nurse arrested, suspected of involvement in 13 deaths

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Fausta Bonino, a 56-year-old nurse, has been arrested following an investigation into 13 deaths that occurred after surgery in a state-run hospital in Tuscany, Italy. Bonino is suspected of having “administered fatal doses of a blood-thinning drug,” according to the Associated Press. The AP reported: Most of the …

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