By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article in the July 12 Daily Mail (UK) reported on a disturbing decision by euthanasia activist, Dr. Wim Distelmans, to offer a tour of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, a tour that he calls “inspiring.” Distelmans is charging around 600 euro for a tour …Continue reading "Belgium’s “Dr. Death” offers tour of Auschwitz"
By Michael Cook News that the chairman of the Belgian government’s euthanasia control commission has organised a study tour of Auschwitz has outraged a leading Jewish organisation. Dr. Wim Distelmans plans to lead a group there in October. Shimon Samuels, director of international relations for the Simon Wiesenthal Centre told The Jewish Chronicle that …Continue reading "Study tour of Auschwitz outrages Jewish organisation"
By Kevin Fitzpatrick and Tom Mortier The leading practitioner of euthanasia in Belgium, Dr. Wim Distelmans, is organizing an instructional tour to Auschwitz, the Nazi extermination camp in October. In an invitation for healthcare professionals he describes Auschwitz as an ‘inspiring’ surrounding in which to ‘clarify confusion about euthanasia’. In fact, Dr Distelmans’s tour …Continue reading "Why would a euthanasia practitioner tour Auschwitz?"
By Michael Cook A second official complaint has been filed against the chairman of the Belgium committee which regulates euthanasia for euthanizing a woman suffering from depression. Her 20-year-old daughter has spoken to the press, asking how her mother could possibly benefit from euthanasia if she had never been treated properly for depression. Wim …Continue reading "Are cracks appearing in Belgians’ attitude on euthanasia?"
By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Belgian and European news websites are reporting that a second complaint against Dr Wim Distelmans in respect to a euthanasia death has been made to Belgian authorities. The first complaint, made in February this year was reported by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition–Europe website and concerned the death of …Continue reading "Another complaint against euthanasia ‘pioneer’ in Belgium"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia is only as limited as the consciences of doctors willing to kill. In other words, given that the supposed limits are wholly unenforced–and mostly depend on self-reporting–the only limits to euthanasia and assisted suicides are those doctors impose on themselves. As we have seen with Jack Kevorkian and Phillip …Continue reading "Death Doctors’ Zeal Only Euthanasia Boundary"