Death through despair and deception By Eric Metaxas with Roberto Rivera We could have predicted this: Canada may extend the “right to die” to the mentally ill. It’s an evil idea. In 2015, Canada legalized physician-assisted suicide. We have talked about the Canadian decision several times on BreakPoint. In March, in fact, we talked about …Continue reading "Canada, the “Right to Die,” and the Mentally Ill"
By Wesley J. Smith I did a radio interview yesterday warning that I expected Canada to, one day, allow euthanasia as a “treatment” for serious mental illness. Today, I find out it already happened. A court apparently allowed a mentally ill woman to be euthanized. From the CTV story: In the case of E.F., court …Continue reading "Mentally Ill Woman Euthanized in Canada"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia/assisted suicide is NOT about terminal illness. The issue is about normalizing killing as a response to human suffering. Sure, the initial sales pitch would restrict doctor-administered or prescribed death to the dying. But that’s just to get people comfortable with the concept. Once a society accepts the principle, logic quickly …Continue reading "Canada Push To Allow Mentally Ill Euthanasia"
By Dave Andrusko Back in August Washington Post columnist Charles Lane wrote eloquently in opposition to the euthanasia movement’s “mission creep,” specifically killing patients who are not terminally ill and more specifically yet patients who are chronically depressed or mentally incompetent. As NRL News Today has written, this is becoming customary in places such as …Continue reading "Establishing a global ethical principle that mentally ill patients cannot be euthanized"
By Wesley J. Smith We have reached the point that indisputably mentally ill people are being allowed to commit suicide or to die from their terrible psychiatric afflictions. In Belgium, a chronic self-harmer was voluntarily euthanized and organ harvested. In California, a regulation permits the involuntarily institutionalized mentally ill dying to be released for the …Continue reading "Anorexic Woman Allowed to Starve Herself to Death"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On October 19, the Washington Post published an article by columnist Charles Lane examining the recent report from Belgium’s Federal Commission on the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia that was presented in the Belgian parliament on October 7. Lane, in his article, focuses on the data related …Continue reading "Criticism of Belgium policy of euthanizing the mentally ill"
By Wesley J. Smith The Netherlands considers itself oh, so rational. Its laws around controversial social issues involve the concept of harm reduction. Harm reduction? Once the country accepted killing as an answer to suffering, it was sure to include the mentally ill. Now a new study reveals the law’s cruelty. From the Reuters story: …Continue reading "Killing the Mentally Ill in Netherlands"
By Wesley J. Smith Back in 2012, I warned that a Dutch psychiatric journal was urging its readers to increase their euthanasia kill rate of mentally ill patients. And so they have. Hard on the heels of Belgium legalizing child euthanasia, the Netherlander Minister of Health, Edith Schippers reports the increasing number. From the …Continue reading "They Kill the Mentally Ill Don’t They?"