By Wesley J. Smith The phony argument that legalized assisted suicide will permanently be limited to the terminally ill took a big hit by a New York Times op-ed in which an oft-suicidal Canadian philosophy professor, Clancy Martin, argues that mentally ill people who are suicidal should receive help from doctors to die. Martin’s first paragraph makes clear why …Continue reading "No surprise. NYTimes Op-Ed Pushes Assisted Suicide for the Mentally Ill"
By Kim Schwartz, Texas Righto Life Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party recently voted down a bill that aimed to prevent the state from euthanizing mentally ill Canadians. The bill, introduced by Conservative lawmaker Ed Fast as private members bill C-314, sought to amend Canada’s Criminal Code, asserting that a mental disorder should not be considered a grievous …Continue reading "Trudeau’s Liberal Party Rejects Ban on Euthanizing Mentally Ill Patients"
By Nancy Valko My first husband and the father of my children was a caring man and dedicated psychiatrist who himself eventually became disabled by mental illness. Early in our marriage, I helped him write his medical journal articles and we planned to eventually include me in his psychiatric practice to work with the families …Continue reading "Canada and Assisted Suicide for Psychiatric Patients"
By Wesley J. Smith The latest report from the Netherlands on euthanasia practice includes a case study of a woman killed by her psychiatrist solely due to mental illness, specifically, depression. From the Regional Committees Annual Report 2010: “More than four years before the patient died she was diagnosed with vital depression. Her medical history …Continue reading "Euthanizing the Mentally Ill in the Netherlands"