British Columbia Supreme Court rules fluids and food are basic personal care

  By Alex Schadenberg, executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. For a more extensive background on the case of Margaret Bentley, go here. In “Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society,” the British Columbia (BC) Supreme Court today rendered a significant decision in favor of protecting vulnerable people at risk of significant abuse by way …

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Belgian euthanasia promoter admits that there are problems with euthanasia in Belgium and author of Belgium law admits it was designed for people with disabilities

  By Alex Schadenberg Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) Europe was launched on Wednesday November 13 with a press conference in Brussels, Belgium at 2:30 pm at the European Parliament. This was followed by a euthanasia debate in the evening between Dr. …

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New Zealand euthanasia bill is wide-open and open to being wider, says the author of the bill

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition   Stuff media in New Zealand reported Monday on a talk given in New Plymouth by Maryan Street, the New Zealand MP who has sponsored a bill to legalize euthanasia in New Zealand. The article reports that Street stated “The bill proposes euthanasia be open to people with …

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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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Euthanasia Prevention Coalition challenges Global News on its one-sided reporting

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) Today, Global News has published another one-sided article concerning assisted suicide. The article is connected to a one-sided poll that asks: Should doctor-assisted suicide be legal? The options are: YES, dying adults should be able to get help to end their life, or NO, it is …

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Council of Canadians with Disabilities: Help To Live Not Die

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition   Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a blog post at http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2012/12/council-of-canadians-with-disabilities.html The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) were granted joint intervener standing by the British Columbia (BC) Court of Appeal, yesterday, in the “Carter” case. The …

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EPC granted intervener standing at the BC Court of Appeal in the Carter case

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) and EPC-British Columbia were granted intervener standing today in the appeal of the decision by Justice Smith in the Carter case at the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Honourable Madam Justice Neilson granted EPC and EPC-BC intervener standing based on our …

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Supreme Court of Canada hears case of the family of Hassan Rasouli versus Sunnybrook hospital

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The following article was written by Sun Newspaper Columnist, Michele Mandel and published in the Toronto Sun on December 7, 2012 under the title: Sunnybrook doctors’ ability to cut off life support goes to Supreme Court of Canada. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition had intervener standing in the …

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Anti-euthanasia group hampered in seeking intervener status in BC assisted-suicide appeal

By Thaddeus Baklinski Editor’s note. The following appeared at www.lifesitenews.com/news/anti-euthanasia-group-hampered-in-seeking-intervener-status-in-bc-assisted/ VANCOUVER, November 28, 2012–The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is being hampered in its application to gain intervener status in the federal government’s appeal of the ruling by a British Columbia court that struck down Canada’s ban on assisted suicide. “The assisted suicide lobby is doing …

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Swiss parliament refuses to regulate assisted suicide groups

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A vote in the Swiss parliament yesterday rejected a proposal to regulate the assisted suicide organizations and their suicide clinics. The two main assisted suicide organizations are Exit and Dignitas. Members of the lower house of parliament voted against changing the code, arguing self-regulation by right-to-die organizations …

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Canadian Judge upholds decision giving woman “right” to die by euthanasia or assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) said today that it is troubled by the decision of  the British Columbia court not to stay the constitutional exemption granted to Gloria Taylor to die by euthanasia or assisted suicide. Alex Schadenberg, executive director, said EPC urges the Government to appeal the court order issued by …

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New Zealand Medical Association states: Euthanasia is unethical

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The chair of the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA), Paul Ockelford stated in an article written by Jen de Montalk that was published in the nzdoctor.co.nz that: “Even if the law changed, euthanasia is unethical and cannot be condoned by the NZMA as a professional body.” Ockelford’s …

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