Dutch ‘Forced Euthanasia’ Doctor Cleared of Charges

By Wesley J. Smith I could have told you this would happen. A Dutch doctor who lethally injected a dementia patient, has been cleared of criminal charges. Euthanizing dementia patients isn’t against the law in Netherlands if the patient expressed a desire to die before losing competency. What made this particular case notable was that …

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Euthanasia advocates fund-raising for Saskatoon euthanasia clinic

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Euthanasia advocates are raising money to establish a euthanasia clinic in Saskatoon, a place that Jae Blakley, an assisted death advocate, has named Cider House. Amanda Short, writing for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix on September 7, 2019, reported: Similar to hospice care, The Cider House would provide …

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Western Australian Parliament has marathon debate on euthanasia bill.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition ABC News Australia reported that after a 20-hour marathon debate, the Western Australia euthanasia bill only achieved debate on 50 of the 184 clauses in the euthanasia bill. Jacob Kagi, writing for ABC News reported: The all-night sitting wrapped up after 5:00 am on Friday, having …

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Dutch doctors told to lie on euthanasia reports

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition My suspicions have been confirmed by the latest promotion campaign by the Dutch euthanasia clinic who are proudly reporting that requests for euthanasia, at the clinic, have increased by 15%. The euthanasia clinic claims that doctors across the Netherlands are referring patients to the clinic rather than …

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Canadian euthanasia party propaganda story

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Yesterday I responded to an Associated Press propaganda article celebrating an assisted suicide party in Seattle. One of our supporters sent me the link to a Canadian propaganda story about assisted suicide, a story that I did not write about when it was first published. Similar …

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Suicide is never “elegant” or “stylish.” It is always a tragic loss.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Nick Goiran, a Liberal MLC from Western Australia [WA], responded to an article published by The Sunday Times on August 4 that accused Goiran of being cruelly indifferent to Western Australians taking their own life. in The Sunday Times on August 11, Goiran clarified what he …

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Father with ALS euthanized after denied sufficient care

By Wesley J. Smith A Canadian man disabled by ALS didn’t want to die now. He wanted to be cared for at home so he could be with his son. Nope. The government’s socialized health-care system refused to pay for all the care he needed. But it sure paid to kill him by euthanasia. From …

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Euthanasia doctor cleared of wrong-doing for sneaking into Jewish care home to euthanize resident

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In January 2018, an Orthodox Jewish Care Home filed a complaint against euthanasia doctor, Ellen Wiebe for sneaking into the Home and killing a resident, which is against the policy of the Louis Brier Home in Vancouver. Kelly Grant, the Globe and Mail health reporter, in …

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Euthanasia bill to be fast tracked in Western Australia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. I would like to comment on the language of the Western Australia (WA) euthanasia bill. The WA government has indicated it will fast track the euthanasia bill through parliament, yet, no one outside of the government has seen the bill. It appears that the WA Labor …

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Abandon all hope: euthanasia for mental disorders

By Australian Care Alliance Guidelines issued for assessing and executing requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide from people with mental disorders, including addictions such as alcoholism, by the Netherlands Federation of Medical Specialists and the National Council of the Order of Physicians of Belgium essentially authorise doctors to agree with a patient that abandoning all …

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CARP, Elizabeth Wettlaufer, and Euthanasia

By Adrian Rhodes Editor’s note. CARP is the Canadian counterpart to the American Association of Retired Persons. This article appeared on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. CARP’s magazine Zoomer published an article in January 2019, on Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the nurse who murdered her patients while working in long-term care homes in Ontario. The …

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774 Ontario euthanasia deaths in the first 6 months of 2019

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner released the updated data for MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying–euthanasia and assisted suicide) deaths in Ontario. Since legalization (June 17, 2016) there have been 3,302 euthanasia deaths and 1 assisted suicide death, as of June 30, 2019. Broken down by …

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