By Wesley J. Smith Joint suicides by elderly couples used to be considered a tragedy. In the Netherlands, doctors killing elderly couples together is a considered medical treatment (Belgium too, and at least once in Canada). Last year there were nine such killings. Details were not available on most, but one involved a husband dying …Continue reading "Nine Elderly Couples Were Euthanized in the Netherlands"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition E. Wesley Ely, who, among his other professional accolades, holds The Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, wrote an insightful article that was published in USA Today titled: Death by organ donation: Euthanizing patients for their organs gains frightening traction. Dr. …Continue reading "Death by Organ Donation – Euthanizing patients for organs."
One of the world’s most liberal countries seems to be moving toward euthanasia on demand By Michael Cook Belgium’s leading advocate for euthanasia liberalization is campaigning vigorously for euthanasia for people with dementia. According to the current euthanasia law, patients are only eligible if they are fully aware and competent. This can lead to distressing …Continue reading "Belgian tug-of-war over euthanasia for mental illness and dementia"
By Grégor Puppinck, Director, The European Centre for Law & Justice [ECHR] Article translated from French and published on Valeurs actuelles on May 7th, 2019. On May 3 2019, the decision of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations, asking France to prevent the euthanasia of Vincent Lambert during …Continue reading "The U.N. Demands France Not to Euthanize Vincent Lambert"
Where to from here? By Michael Cook The number of cases of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands has dropped for the first time since 2006. According to the government’s annual report on euthanasia, in 2018 it fell by 8.4%, from 6,685 cases in 2017 to 6,126. This still represents 4% of all deaths …Continue reading "Euthanasia and assisted suicide dropped 8.4% in the Netherlands in 2018"
In 2018, 3000 people died after a lethal injection By Michael Cook According to the latest figures, about 3,000 Canadians were euthanised in 2018. The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying says that there were at least 2,614 “medically assisted deaths” in Canada between January 1 and October 31. At the current rate, …Continue reading "At least 1.12% of deaths in Canada are due to euthanasia"
By Wesley J. Smith Canadian doctors committed thousands of homicides in 2018. According to an interim report published by the government, in the first ten months of last year, doctors lethally injected 2, 613 patients (with one assisted suicide) — and that doesn’t include the homicides committed by doctors in Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and …Continue reading "Canada Medical Doctors Kill Thousands in 2018"
The prestigious group is reconsidering its opposition By John Y. Rhee Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS-E) has been a source of discussion for millennia, as evidenced by its explicit mention in the Hippocratic Oath from the fifth to third century B.C., where Hippocrates includes it among the list of things physicians must never participate in. …Continue reading "The World Medical Association should not play politics with euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Victoria and Queensland are states in Australia. The legalization of euthanasia is being debated throughout Australia. Last year Victoria Australia legalized euthanasia. Similar to Canada, once euthanasia becomes legal people immediately begin to debate the expansion of the law. Felicity Caldwell reported for The …Continue reading "Australian Civil Liberties group supports child euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Nicolas Bonnemaison, a French doctor who was convicted in 2015 in the euthanasia death of a patient and acquitted in the alleged euthanasia deaths of six other patients, cannot be reinstated in his medical practice. According …Continue reading "French doctor who euthanized his patient cannot return to practice"
90 percent of public submissions were opposed to killing By Carolyn Moynihan A euthanasia bill before the New Zealand Parliament has provoked the biggest public consultation in the country’s parliamentary history. The End of Life Choice Bill may be voted on as early as May 1, however, a select committee studying the legislation tabled its …Continue reading "After a mammoth public consultation, New Zealand euthanasia bill hangs in the balance"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Federal Legislative Director Since its inception, the National Right to Life Committee has been equally concerned with protecting older people and people with disabilities from euthanasia as with protecting the unborn from abortion. We have recognized that involuntary denial of lifesaving medical treatment is a form of involuntary euthanasia, and therefore …Continue reading "NRLC warns that proposed changes to Medicare Part D can limit access to life-saving drugs"