The privilege of remembering for both of us

By Dave Andrusko Last year it was a distinct privilege for my wife and I to grow close to an elderly lady in her last few months. We were not officially “family,” so we weren’t told any of the medical details. But two things were obvious to anyone (including those members of my Adult Sunday …

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Does Dutch Euthanasia for Patients with Dementia Expose a Threat to U.S. Patients?

Jennifer Popik, J.D. Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics   Reports coming out of the Netherlands add to mounting evidence that physician-assisted suicide, over time, leads to the nonvoluntary euthanizing of patients—patients who neither requested nor authorized their deaths. (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/11/what%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%9cchoice%e2%80%9d-got-to-do-with-dutch-euthanasia; www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/10/applauding-suicide-for-the-mentally-ill) In a recent article appearing in …

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Euthanasia of people with dementia in the Netherlands

Editor’s note. This first appeared on the blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive editor of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Daily Mail paper in the UK reported on June 29, the for the first time euthanasia of people with dementia has been included in the official statistics of euthanasia in the Netherlands. The article reported that: …

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