Doctors Induce Twenty-Five Percent of Dutch Deaths

Jan 26, 2019 by

by Wesley J Smith, National Review: An exposé on Dutch euthanasia published in The Guardian discloses that around twenty-five percent of Dutch deaths are induced/caused by doctors. These are not all lethal-injection euthanasia deaths. As I have written here before, many more people are killed in the Netherlands by “terminal sedation”–a slow motion euthanasia wherein patients not in the active stage of dying are put into artificial comas and denied all sustenance until they dehydrate to...

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Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far?

Jan 22, 2019 by

By Christopher de Bellaigue, Guardian: Last year a Dutch doctor called Bert Keizer was summoned to the house of a man dying of lung cancer, in order to end his life. When Keizer and the nurse who was to assist him arrived, they found around 35 people gathered around the dying man’s bed. “They were drinking and guffawing and crying,” Keizer told me when I met him in Amsterdam recently. “It was boisterous. And I thought: ‘How am I going to cleave the waters?’ But the man knew exactly what to do....

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Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far?

Jan 19, 2019 by

By Christopher de Bellaigue, Guardian: Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the consequences   Last year a Dutch doctor called Bert Keizer was summoned to the house of a man dying of lung cancer, in order to end his life. When Keizer and the nurse who was to assist him arrived, they found around 35 people gathered around the dying man’s bed. “They were drinking...

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Royal College of Physicians decides to be undecided about assisted dying

Jan 17, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has decided to adopt a neutral position on whether the law should be changed to allow assisted dying. Up until now its position has been to oppose a change in the law, and this has been backed by surveys of its members showing that a majority were against a change in the law. Position change before consultation In an extraordinary move, the RCP Council has resolved to adopt a neutral position ahead of polling its members again. A...

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The Royal College of Physicians and a disturbing step nearer to euthanasia

Jan 17, 2019 by

by Philippa Taylor, The Conservative Woman: AS reported by Alistair Thompson on TCW yesterday the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is to poll its 35,000 members to ask whether ‘they would help a terminally ill patient to die and whether the law should be changed to allow assisted dying’. It is hard to see why, despite polling all its members only a few years ago with the same question, it has decided it needs to ask them again. The worry is whether this could be the start of a deliberate...

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Relatives of seriously ill patients should trawl through their emails and Facebook posts to check if they want to die, according to new medical guidelines

Jan 4, 2019 by

By Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Doctors have advised relatives of desperately ill patients to trawl through their emails and Facebook posts to check whether they want to die. They said old messages could indicate whether someone would prefer not to live on with a disease or injury that leaves them unable to speak. An email or web post could lead to medics turning off life support machines. The British Medical Association guidance follows a test case in which a High Court judge said a 74-year-old...

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