Belgium Euthanized 2357 People Last Year, Including Dozens of Mentally Disabled Patients

Mar 6, 2019 by

from Life News: The 2018 Belgian euthanasia report, released on February 28, indicates that in 2018 there were 2357 reported assisted deaths, up from 2309. The report suggests that the number of deaths are stable. There were 954 reported assisted deaths in 2010 representing a 247% increase in 8 years. Belgian 2017 euthanasia report. Deaths continue to increase and children are dying by euthanasia. The slowed growth in euthanasia deaths is likely based on the courts agreeing to examine some of...

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1500 doctors write to protest RCP plan to tacitly support assisted suicide

Feb 11, 2019 by

from SPUC: “We are calling on the College to abandon this survey and instead, if it so desires, to conduct polling in the fair and democratic way it has approached previous polls on this issue.” Nearly 1500 medics have signed an open letter opposing attempts by the Royal College of Physicians to drop its historic opposition to assisted suicide. Last month, the RCP announced that it would poll its members on their position on assisted suicide – but said that it would...

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Can we be trusted with euthanasia?

Feb 10, 2019 by

by Ian Birrell, UnHerd: It is largely accepted in the modern democratic world that people have the right to do as they determine with their bodies and their lives. We permit competent adults to make many important choices such as sleeping with whom they want, altering their appearance with cosmetic surgery, having an abortion or changing gender. Many things that were once taboo have rapidly become normalised. So should we let individuals make the ultimate decision: to control the timing and...

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Petition to Stop the Royal College of Physicians being hijacked by assisted suicide campaigners

Feb 1, 2019 by

Thanks to the hard work of those who recognise the danger, and despite numerous attempts (10 in the last 15 years) to change the law, advocates of assisted suicide have failed to pass legislation to make it legal. Now supporters of assisted suicide are trying a different, more indirect tactic… they are trying to get the support of the medical profession which remains one of the main institutions blocking a change in the law. Sadly the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has signalled its...

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Can we be trusted with euthanasia?

Feb 1, 2019 by

by Ian Birrell, UnHerd: It is largely accepted in the modern democratic world that people have the right to do as they determine with their bodies and their lives. We permit competent adults to make many important choices such as sleeping with whom they want, altering their appearance with cosmetic surgery, having an abortion or changing gender. Many things that were once taboo have rapidly become normalised. So should we let individuals make the ultimate decision: to control the timing and...

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Why we must fight this misguided drive to force through assisted suicide

Jan 28, 2019 by

by Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail: […]  The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is to poll its 35,000 members, on whether, in its words, ‘they would help a terminally ill patient to die and whether the law should be changed to allow assisted dying’. The current official position of the RCP is one of opposition to a change in the law: in 2014 it polled its members, asking them ‘do you support a change in the law to permit assisted suicide by the terminally ill with the...

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