Campaigners protest outside High Court against assisted dying

Jul 17, 2017 by

by Tola Mbakwe, Premier: Two disability rights campaigners have shown their opposition to a terminally-ill man’s legal battle to end his life when he wants. Noel Conway has motor neurone disease and has been given around nine months to live. When he has less than six months left, he wants to be...

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Netherlands: 431 people euthanised without consent in 2015

Jul 4, 2017 by

from SPUC: The data from the study into ending of life decisions in the Netherlands in 2015 is now available – and the conclusions are horrifying. Every five years the Netherlands conducts a study to determine how people die in the Netherlands and whether or not there are concerns with the...

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Dutch euthanasia pioneer: Law is “running amok”, dementia patients being “executed”

Jun 22, 2017 by

from SPUC: Boudewijn Chabot, a Dutch euthanasia advocate, has written a lengthy opinion piece denouncing the eroding of safeguards for vulnerable patients. Chabot was prosecuted for the 1991 assisted suicide of a 50-year-old healthy woman suffering from “existential distress.” Though...

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Elder abuse is a clear and present danger in the euthanasia debate

Jun 16, 2017 by

by Paul Russell, MercatorNet: June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Timed to coincide with this international day, the Australian Law Reform Commission has released its final report into a long-running inquiry on Elder Abuse and the Law. Running to 432 pages, the report takes a comprehensive...

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“Intensely sad yet strangely beautiful”: assisted dying, dignity and dependence

May 31, 2017 by

From The Good Book Company. The subject of assisted dying seems to be in the news most weeks. Vaughan Roberts’ new book, Assisted Suicide, helps readers to think through these complex issues from a Christian perspective. Here [in this interview] he speaks about the crucial need for a book on this...

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Dutch euthanasia deaths jumped another 10% last year

Apr 19, 2017 by

by Alex Schadenberg, LifeSite: The Dutch News reported that the number of reported assisted deaths increased by 10% in 2016 with 6091 reported assisted deaths, representing 4% of all deaths in the Netherlands up from 5561 reported assisted deaths in 2015. There were 5875 euthanasia deaths and 216...

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