Nursing Home Resident Euthanized Against Her Will

Feb 21, 2017 by

by Paul Russell, Life News: Once you create a situation at law where killing of another person is allowed in certain circumstances, not only will the circumstances in which such killing is endorsed or allowed change over time, but the boundaries, however originally drawn, will be entirely...

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Has the UK reached a tipping point on assisted suicide?

Feb 4, 2017 by

by Clark Hobson, BioEdge: Could the United Kingdom soon see its blanket ban on assisted suicide (under section 2(1) Suicide Act 1961) overturned? Noel Conway is 67 years old. He suffers from motor neurone disease, and is estimated to have 12 months to live. Mr Conway has instructed lawyers at...

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Panel clears Dutch doctor who asked family to hold patient down as she carried out euthanasia procedure

Jan 29, 2017 by

from The Telegraph: A Dutch woman doctor who asked an elderly patient’s family to hold her down while she administered a fatal drug dose has been cleared under Holland’s euthanasia laws. Mailonline reported that the patient fought desperately in an attempt not to be killed. Jacob...

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Mockery by the weak

Jan 26, 2017 by

CEN January 27: Assisted Suicide – the Musical at the South Bank Centre on January 18 was entertainment like Private Eye is entertainment. It mocked arguments peddled by neo-liberal white, well, well-off and worried people who fear loss of control like the plague and who are the subject of...

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Doctor-assisted suicide could save Canada up to $139 million each year, Alberta study suggests

Jan 24, 2017 by

by Sharon Kirkey, National Post: Doctor-assisted suicide could save Canada tens of millions of dollars annually by avoiding costly “end-of-life” care, according to a provocative new analysis. The savings — up to $139 million annually — will almost certainly dwarf the costs associated with helping...

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How euthanasia came to Europe

Jan 3, 2017 by

by Joe Carter, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission: “I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.” For centuries, the Hippocratic Oath, which included this admonition against assisted suicide and euthanasia formed the core of Western medical ethics. Over...

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