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 …Continue reading "Quebec man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife."
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An Australian man who pled guilty to murder in the death of his wife, claiming that the act was part of a suicide pact that he had with his wife. But Justice Bruno Fiannaca decided that this was an act of murder and not mercy. Victoria …Continue reading "Australian man killed his wife and called it a “mercy killing” but Judge calls it murder"
By Right to Life of Michigan This is the final in a five-part series contrasting the ways our society could handle end-of-life care moving forward. What is a doctor? What role do they occupy in society? While these questions may seem clear, in recent decades the fundamental role of physicians has become increasingly unclear. As …Continue reading "Mercy Killing? Oppose it"
By Michael Cook One issue that seldom surfaces in discussions about the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia is the message it may send to unbalanced people. A snapshot of what could happen is the death in February of 81-year-old David Paterson, who was dying of cancer in a nursing home in Yorkshire, in the …Continue reading "A “mercy killing” outside the law"
By Dave Andrusko Although I often disagree with him, I find science writer John Horgan well worth reading. I would read him in any event, but especially because some of people pro-lifers would find infinitely dangerous Horgan respects—and gets them to talk. Which brings us to a entry Horgan made dated October 22 on the …Continue reading "“Pushing people out of their comfort zones” –-a nice way of saying Peter Singer places untold numbers of vulnerable people at risk"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This story appears on Wesley’s great blog. Society is oozing “compassion” as a reason to kill these days. Self starvation is being promoted in the NYT. Assisted suicide is treated by many commentators and advocates as a necessity. And now a mother–Gigi Jordan– who killed her healthy 8-year-old says …Continue reading "Mercy Killing to Prevent Child Abuse"