How do we value a life?

May 28, 2020 by

By Martin Down, CEN: Let’s start at the beginning. We obviously value a human life more than we value the life of an animal or an insect. I cheerfully swat a mosquito or a fly, and most of us cheerfully eat meat, at the cost of the life of a cow or a chicken. An Animal Rights activist might say that a cow or a chicken has as much right to life as I do. But if it were a matter of saving the life of a child or a dog in a house fire, most people, even Animal Rights activists, would save the child...

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Dutch court rules patients with advanced dementia can be euthanised

Apr 26, 2020 by

by Xavier Symons, Bio Edge: The Supreme Court of the Netherlands has ruled that patients with advanced dementia can be euthanised, in a decision that clarifies one of the most controversial aspects of the country’s euthanasia law. On Tuesday, the Hague-based court ruled that a doctor who had euthanised a elderly patient with severe dementia in 2015 was acting lawfully, and that an early written request for euthanasia is sufficient for patients who have suffered severe cognitive decline. “A...

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Dutch Supreme Court uses forced euthanasia case to expand permission to kill patients

Apr 23, 2020 by

by Wesley J Smith, LifeSite: We shouldn’t be surprised that the Court has now explicitly approved the forced euthanasia of patients with dementia if they asked to be killed before becoming incompetent. More than 20 years ago, the Dutch Supreme Court approved the assisted suicide of a woman in despair because her children had died. So we shouldn’t be surprised that it has now explicitly approved the forced euthanasia of patients with dementia if they asked to be killed before becoming...

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Pandemic Normalizing ‘Social’ Euthanasia

Apr 9, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Epidemiologist warns of Nazi-like culture of death. The Wuhan virus pandemic is making acceptable the idea of ​​”social” euthanasia reeking of Nazism, one of Italy’s best-known Catholic epidemiologists is warning. Dr. Paolo Gulisano uncovers a nightmarish scenario where the disabled and elderly are increasingly becoming the victims of “therapeutic abandonment” all over the world. Such an “immoral act” is now being...

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Legalising assisted suicide would save NHS money and provide organs, academics claim

Mar 14, 2020 by

from SPUC: In a ‘chilling’ new report, academics have argued how killing patients through assisted suicide in the United Kingdom would save the NHS money and provide organs for transplantation. Dr Gordon Macdonald, Chief Executive of Care not Killing said that this report “exposes the real agenda” of assisted suicide. The report, Counting The Cost Of Assisted Dying, was produced by ethicist David Shaw, who is based in Glasgow and heath economist Alec Morton. The report, published in the...

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“Disturbing”: 2,655 Belgians including one child were killed by euthanasia in 2019

Mar 8, 2020 by

from SPUC: 2,655 Belgians including one child were killed by euthanasia in 2019, Belgium’s Euthanasia Commission has revealed. John Deighan, SPUC Deputy Chief Executive said: “We must resist all attempts to legalise euthanasia/assisted suicide in the United Kingdom.” Earlier this week, Belgium’s Euthanasia Commission announced that 2,655 Belgians were killed by euthanasia in 2019, which was an increase of 12.5% compared to the previous year. One child is confirmed to have been killed. This...

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