Are patients with personality disorders who request euthanasia being treated properly?

According to a study of Dutch patients, the answer is No. By Michael Cook On January 26 last year, 29-year-old Aurelia Brouwers drank a lethal medication and died. The young Dutch woman was not terminally ill. Instead, she had a psychiatric illness which, she said, made her suffer unbearably. “Every breath I take is torture.” …

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The other country where euthanasia for children is legal—Colombia

The long process of legalisation began in 1997 By Michael Cook Colombia is not a nation that one associates with end-of-life debates, but it is one of the few which has legalised euthanasia – even for children over 6 years old. Perhaps the issue has flown under the radar because many Colombians are Catholics or …

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Quebec man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife.

He said it was a “mercy killing.” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Michel Cadotte, the Québec man who killed his wife, Jocelyne Lizette (60) by suffocation on February 20, 2017, was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury. Cadotte, claimed that his wife wouldn’t have wanted to live this way. Cadotte …

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Truchon, Gladu, and “medically killing” people who are not terminally ill

By Dr. Catherine Ferrier, President, Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia Editor’s note. This article was published on February 7, 2019. In recent issues of this Newsletter we have considered the dangers of different ongoing schemes for enlarging the qualifying criteria for euthanasia, to include people with dementia(by advance directive), “mature” minors (with or without parental consent …

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Euthanasia in Canada: CMA – Take off the rose-colored glasses

Editor’s note. The following was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on February 8, 2019. It was in response to articles by Drs. Sandy Buchman and Jeff Blackmer published by the BMJ. Footnotes are omitted. By Dr. Leonie Herx In June 2016, Canadian legislation came into effect with Bill C-14 that legalized Medical Assistance …

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34 elderly are dead. Why haven’t you read about it?

What may turn out to be one of the biggest crimes in US history is being ignored By Michael Cook Abuse of the vulnerable and elderly is a vile crime. That’s why the alleged rape of a 29-year-old woman in a Phoenix, Arizona, healthcare facility made news around the world when she gave birth to …

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Heart-Harvesting Euthanasia Promoted in Transplant Journal

By Wesley J. Smith My first anti-euthanasia column (Newsweek, 1993) worried that once euthanasia became normalized, it would lead to conjoined organ harvesting “as a plum to society.” I was screamed at and labeled an alarmist. Oh Wesley, people assured me, that will never happen! Yeah, right. The world’s most respected bioethicists have published serious …

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CBC news promotes expansion of Canada’s euthanasia law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] news really can’t help themselves. Last week CBC produced a one-sided report pressuring St. Martha’s hospital in Nova Scotia to participate in euthanasia. Thursday CBC promoted the expansion of euthanasia in Canada to include children, incompetent people, and for people with psychiatric …

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Canadian euthanasia activist pressuring Catholic Hospital to permit euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Jocelyn Downie, the long-time euthanasia activist and academic, is now turning her attention to forcing St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and the Sisters of St. Martha to permit euthanasia. St. Martha’s Hospital is known for excellence in palliative care. Downie believes that access …

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Leftist Mexican President Wants to Legalize Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith The newly inaugurated Mexican president is very left-wing. And, he wants euthanasia legalized. From the PVDN story: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $5.7-billion, two-year plan Friday to revamp the country’s health care system for the poor. He also said the country should consider a program for euthanasia, or …

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Canadian report discusses expanding eligibility for euthanasia

By Michael Cook A long-awaited discussion paper on three controversial extensions to Canada’s euthanasia law has been released. It was only two-and a-half years ago, in June 2016, that Bill C-14 was passed amending the Criminal Code to legalise both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Now the government is already considering expanding eligibility. Three important and …

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