Euthanasia: from war crime to act of compassion

Feb 10, 2015 by

By Michael O’Brien, LifeSite: The Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous ruling to legalize assisted suicide in the Carter v. Canada case, is lauded in the media as a victory for compassion and human rights, and as another triumph over the “old order”, which organs of public opinion and government have long declared to be repressive and overdue for reform. For several decades now, step by step they have been busy rewriting the narrative of the West, proposing that the march of history...

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Canada’s supreme court strikes down ban on assisted suicide

Feb 7, 2015 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: In a landmark decision the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that prohibiting assisted suicide is unconstitutional and a violation of the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It unanimously affirmed the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal which had struck down the ban and ruled that a woman suffering from ALS, Gloria Taylor, had the right to ask for assistance in dying. Its judgement in what became known as Carter v. Canada stated that it...

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Euthanasia at the heart of Europe

Feb 4, 2015 by

By Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: Frank Van Den Bleeken is a Belgian prisoner serving a life term for murder and rape. In 2011, under Belgium’s euthanasia law, he invoked his ‘right to die’ – not because he is terminally ill, but due to his “unbearable psychological anguish”. Last year, the Belgian Federal Euthanasia Commission agreed to his request. Early this year, it was decided that Van Den Bleeken should be transferred to a psychiatric ward instead, but as Tom Wilson notes in a piece...

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The case of Tom Mortier shows how euthanasia advocates will never stop at the terminally ill

Feb 2, 2015 by

by Dr Kevin Yuill, Telegraph: Tom Mortier never paid much attention to the discussion about voluntary death in his country. “I was like just about anyone else here in Belgium: I didn’t care at all,” he said. “If people want to die, it’s probably their choice. It didn’t concern me.” But in April, 2012, ten years after the law changed to allow euthanasia, Mortier, a university lecturer, received a message at work. His 64-year-old mother, Godelieve De Troyer, who suffered from severe...

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Round up on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide – Review of 2014 from Care Not Killing Alliance

Jan 19, 2015 by

By Peter Saunders, CMF: As 2015 dawns, pause with us to reflect on an extraordinary year. Despite the many challenges presented, 2014 was a year when, despite many pressures, those at the heart of this debate stood up and dared to say ‘no’. It was the year when what proponents of assisted suicide have tried to sell as agreed wisdom was questioned, doubted and often dropped. We look forward to pressing on with you now (Care Not Killing Alliance) Saying ‘no’ 2014, then,...

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Why the Church of England, As a Matter of Principle, Is Opposed to Assisted Suicide

Jan 16, 2015 by

By James Newcome, Huffington Post: Following interventions by a few high profile Christians, some people are suggesting that the Church of England’s position on the ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ lacks clarity. For once, nothing could be further from the truth. In February 2012 the current law was debated by General Synod, a representative body made up of bishops, clergy and lay people. No member of Synod voted against a resolution to support the law as it stands. It is relatively...

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