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 …Continue reading "Abandon all hope: euthanasia for mental disorders"
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 …Continue reading "CARP, Elizabeth Wettlaufer, and Euthanasia"
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 …Continue reading "774 Ontario euthanasia deaths in the first 6 months of 2019"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition This is a difficult topic to write about knowing that this information may lead to depressed people obtaining suicide drugs online. Euthanasia activist, Philip Nitschke, has been selling suicide information, devices and drugs, online, for years. A recent article published by The Sun newspaper concerns school kids …Continue reading "Suicide promotion websites linked to euthanasia activist."
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert, a cognitively disabled man who died by dehydration after France’s highest court ordered that he be denied food and fluid which they defined as medical treatment. Our online petition pleading that President Macron save his life received more …Continue reading "We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert while thankful that an agreement will protect the life of Hannah Cement"
Editor’s note. This article was published by HOPE Australia on July 9, 2019. One of Western Australia’s (WA) most senior palliative care nurses and a New Zealand based palliative medicine specialist have both come out in opposition to the looming euthanasia laws in their respective jurisdictions. After more than 30 years working in the public …Continue reading "Palliative care experts are opposed to euthanasia"
By Michael Cook With a “tsunami” of elderly patients with severe health problems approaching, Australians should not be legalising euthanasia, a senior doctor has told the Queensland Parliament. It could increase the pressure on vulnerable older people who feel they are a “burden” on others to do away with themselves, said Dr. Chrys Pulle, on …Continue reading "‘Tsunami’ of elderly and euthanasia are not a good mix, say Queensland doctors"
By Dave Andrusko A trio of speakers at the Saturday morning opening session of NRLC 2019 provided a human face to the issues of euthanasia/assisted suicide/rationing in three powerful presentations. Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, reminded his audience that it has been over …Continue reading "Saturday morning session at NRLC 2019 provides a human face to the issue of healthcare rationing"
“Euthanasia of a minor as young as 16 for psychiatric suffering is indeed legal in the Netherlands.” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition While researching the issue of psychiatric euthanasia I came across an article by Psychiatrist Scott Kim published in the Atlantic on June 6, 2019. The article explains how psychiatric …Continue reading "Psychiatric euthanasia examined in the Netherlands"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The British Medical Journal published a small study –“Pressure in dealing with requests for euthanasia or assisted suicide. Experiences of general practitioners” — concerning the pressure doctors experience in the Netherlands with requests for euthanasia/physician or assisted suicide. The study interviewed 22 General Practitioners and in-depth …Continue reading "Majority of Dutch doctors feel pressure in dealing with euthanasia requests"
By Wesley J. Smith Canada has enthusiastically embraced euthanasia and all of its implications. For example, following the crassly utilitarianism of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association has published guidelines — written by a “blue ribbon panel,” don’t you know! — to govern when organ donation follows death by lethal …Continue reading "Canada Embraces Euthanasia ‘Kill and Harvest’"
Euthanasia zealots believe that their mission is to deliver from suffering, not to obey the law By Michael Cook A common argument for the legalisation of assisted suicide is that it will stop people from helping spouses, relatives and friends to die illegally. It will make the whole right-to-die issue very transparent. But not everyone …Continue reading "Self-appointed suicide guides will always ignore the law"