Germany’s highest court hears challenge to assisted suicide law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The assisted suicide issue has been debated in Germany for many years. In recent years Swiss assisted suicide groups have been campaigning for assisted suicide not only in Germany but worldwide. Yesterday, Germany’s Constitutional Court, the nation’s highest court, heard a challenge to the 2015 law …

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German nurse confesses to 100 murders; could be many more

By Michael Cook As we reported a year ago, a nursing home nurse in Germany has confessed to killing at least 100 patients. Although he is already serving a life sentence for two murders, Niels Högel appeared in court last week to face charges that he killed another 100 patients. When asked by the presiding …

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Nurse may have killed at least 90 in German nursing homes

By Michael Cook A male nurse may have killed scores of patients in nursing homes in northern Germany. Niels Högel was given a life sentence in 2015 after he confessed to the murders of about 30 people at two clinics. Even at the time police suspected that he was responsible for more deaths. Evidence for …

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German court approves access to suicide drugs

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have sad news. Yesterday the federal administrative court in Leipzig, Germany ruled that “in extreme circumstances,” it is illegal to refuse a suicide drug. According to a DW [Deutsche Welle] news story: The purchase of deadly drugs in Germany is forbidden, but the court found …

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Germany’s abortion rate rises after years of decline

By Jan Bentz December 14, 2016 — In the few last years, the number of abortions in Germany dropped slightly, but newly published statistics show a slight upturn this year. The third quarter of 2016 has seen 24,200 registered abortions in Germany, which is 0.2 percent more than in the previous year. Data show that …

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More than 7,500 march for life in Berlin, Germany

By Dave Andrusko The streets of Berlin were filled Saturday with joyful pro-life marchers carrying placards supporting the right to life from conception to natural death. “The 12th March for Life in Berlin was a fantastic success and an impressive testimony for life!” said Martin Lohmann, chairman of the Federal Association for the Right to …

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Germany Opens Door to Culture of Death

By Wesley J. Smith If there is one lesson I have learned in 22 years of anti-euthanasia activism, it is that you can’t compromise with the culture of death. Once it gets its scythe through the door, it becomes like the universe: it never stops expanding. Now, Germany has failed to learn the lesson by …

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Germany’s Jewish community opposes assisted suicide as the nation about to debate the issue

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The German Bundestag [Parliament] is scheduled to debate four assisted suicide proposals on Friday, November 6. The Handelsblatt Global Edition reported, in a mostly pro-euthanasia article, that the four proposals range from complete liberalization to completely protecting people from euthanasia and assisted suicide. According to the article: …

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Germany debates euthanasia and assisted suicide

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The lower house of German parliament began debate today on euthanasia and/or assisted suicide. EuropeOnline Magazine reported No legislation is on the table yet, but five caucuses have developed on the issue, mostly crossing party lines. Some want to tighten rules against euthanasia, and others …

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Euthanasia Holocaust Not About “Nazis”

By Wesley J. Smith Germany is creating a memorial to the 200,000 + victims of the euthanasia Holocaust, in which doctors enthusiastically killed disabled babies and adults between the years 1939-45. From the BBC story: Work has begun on a memorial in Germany for the 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and …

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German Poll: Dead Better Than Dependent

By Wesley J. Smith This is a very bad sign of the times. A German poll finds that a majority would rather commit assisted suicide than be dependent for care. From the German Herald story: “Health officials have revealed shock poll results that show a majority of people would rather commit suicide than go into …

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Germany has independent abortion counseling and an abortion rate less than half of Britain’s

Editor’s note. Peter Saunders is CEO of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a “UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members.” The following entry, which ran Sunday, is about a proposal in Great Britain that Saunders describes as follows: “Tory MP [Member of Parliament] Nadine Dorries is currently rallying support for an …

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