British Columbia court to hear spoon feeding case

Editor’s note. This first appeared at alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. An article in the Vancouver Sun reported on the family of Margaret Bentley (82) that has launched a lawsuit against Fraser Health and the BC government concerning the fact that Bentley is being spoon fed at the Maplewood Care Facility in Abbotsford BC against the wishes of the …

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Another Belgium Double Euthanasia

By Wesley j. Smith This is the third example of which I am aware of “double” euthanasia deaths in Belgium. The first were of an elderly couple. The second of disabled twins, who were going blind. And now the third, another elderly couple. From the Huffington Post story: A Belgian couple that had spent the …

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Assisted Suicide’s dangerous illusion of control

By Will Johnston Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Calgary Herald, December 19. The daughters are beside themselves. One sat in my office recently, telling me about her father’s trips to the bank that are draining his savings. He gets angry when his daughters challenge him. The money — thousands of dollars, slowly saved …

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Elderly Being Abandoned to Abuse?

By Wesley J. Smith Interestingly, I did an interview with a Polish magazine today that dealt precisely with the problem of abandoning the elderly to the abuse of euthanasia and medical neglect of “quality of life” refusals of treatment. The former leader of the Catholic Church in the UK, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, issued a cogent …

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Massachusetts: Assisted Suicide is a Recipe for Elder Abuse; Do not be Deceived

By Margaret Dore Editor’s note. This first appeared on Ms. Dore’s blog at www.choiceillusion.org/2011/10/massachusetts-assisted-suicide-is.html and is reprinted with permission. A ballot initiative to legalize physician-assisted suicide via a “death with dignity” act is now in the ignature-gathering stage in Massachusetts.[1] Physician-assisted suicide is legal in just two states: Oregon and Washington.[2]  In both states, acts …

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Legalized Assisted Suicide Would Make Elder Abuse Epidemic Worse

By Wesley J. Smith In Euthanasialand–-the fantasy world depicted by assisted suicide advocates-–every family is loving and caring of their ill and elderly members.  In Euthanasialand, no one is ever pressured to die early, either directly or indirectly, such as by being made to feel like a burden or unloved.  In Euthanasialand, every assisted suicide …

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Farewell Foundation case rejected; BCCLA case is a recipe for elder abuse

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive editor of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Vancouver Sun reported that the case by the Farewell Foundation, a group in BC that is trying to legalize assisted suicide, was thrown-out by Justice Lynn Smith. The Farewell Foundation was attempting to legalize “Swiss style” assisted …

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