Why there’s everything to fear about this ‘right to die’ Bill

Nov 17, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: AFTER years of wrangling and stiff opposition, New Zealand legislators have finally passed a Bill that would legalise euthanasia, to be voted on in a referendum next year.  The Bill was amended by its sponsors to take into account a range of objections, not least fears about ‘the vulnerability of the elderly being coerced to die’. It includes requirements that the patient must be diagnosed as having less than six months to live, must be ‘the first to...

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Doctors go to court to fight ‘rigged’ policy change on assisted suicide

Nov 4, 2019 by

by Andrew Gregory, The Times: The decision by the leading body for the medical profession to adopt a neutral stance is being challenged by its own members. Three doctors have won the right to launch a legal challenge against the Royal College of Physicians after it dropped its opposition to assisted dying. Britain’s most influential medical body adopted a “neutral” stance in March after a poll of members that was branded “absurd” and a “sham” by critics. The Charity Commission had denied the...

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Campaigners warn against changing euthanasia laws after death of Marieke Vervoort

Oct 24, 2019 by

from Christian Today: Care Not Killing is warning against changing UK laws on euthanasia following the death of Olympic gold medallist Marieke Vervoort. The coalition, which is opposed to the legalisation of assisted suicide, said it was “extremely sad” that the Belgian paralympian had chosen to end her life. The 40-year-old won gold and silver at the London 2012 Olympics, and another silver at the Rio 2016 games. She suffered from an incurable degenerative muscle disease that left...

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Trudeau promises further expansions of Canada’s euthanasia law

Oct 14, 2019 by

by Alex Schadenberg, LifeSite: On September 11, a Québec court struck down the provision in Canada’s euthanasia (MAiD) law requiring that a person be terminally ill to qualify for death by lethal injection. * Québec court expands euthanasia law by striking down the terminal illness requirement. The court decided that requiring that a person’s “natural death must be reasonably foreseeable” was unconstitutional and they gave the government 30 days to appeal the decision,...

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US study says assisted suicide laws rife with dangers to people with disabilities

Oct 13, 2019 by

by Michael Cook, Bio Edge: The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released a scathing analysis of the effect of assisted suicide laws in the United States on people with disabilities. It finds that safeguards are ineffective and that there is little oversight of abuses and mistakes. In eight states and the District of Columbia it is legal for doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to patients diagnosed with terminal illness and with a prognosis of six months or less to live, if certain...

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“Freedom,” “Choice,” and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Oct 11, 2019 by

by Gerard T Mundy, Public Discourse: The supporters of physician-assisted suicide are indefatigable in their quest to legalize the practice in the United States, and they are co-opting the conception of freedom, as understood by the prevailing political thought during the American founding, to support their cause. In the United States this year, the legalization of physician-assisted suicide has advanced with rapidity. Two states—New Jersey and Maine—legalized physician-assisted suicide in...

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