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Current Issues: Euthanasia

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We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia - Theo Boer

In 2001 The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia and, along with it, assisted suicide.  New  Read more...

Death: Natural or assisted? - PATRICK PULLICINO

Here is an explanation of common terms used during end-of-life discussions.  Popular  Read more...

"Miracle" stories can double as cautionary tales - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Zach Dunlap doesn't remember the four-wheeler crash that landed him on life support in a Texas hospital last fall. But he does remember hearing a doctor pronounce him dead.  Read more...

'Dear Noel, is life really not worth living?' - Liz Carr

Paralysed after being attacked by neo-Nazis, Noel Martin is planning a trip to Switzerland to commit suicide. Here, disabled broadcaster Liz Carr, who met Noel for a BBC Radio 5 Live report, writes an open letter urging him to think again.   Read more...

A Defense of Genocide - CAL MONTGOMERY

The Australian bioethicist Peter Singer has arrived to begin a new position at the Princeton University Center for Human Values. Singer's appointment has provoked anger among disability activists because he actively advocates the killing of disabled infants up to 28 days after birth.  Read more...

Assisted suicide's dangerous illusion of control - Dr. Will Johnston

The daughters are beside themselves.  Read more...

Chilling Protocol - Colleen Carroll Campbell

When little Chanou was born in 2000 with a rare and painful illness that leads to abnormal bone development, doctors gave the Dutch infant less than three years to live. As it turns out, she only had seven months.   Read more...

Continent Death: Euthanasia in Europe - Wesley J. Smith

Self-delusion is rampant in the euthanasia movement. Most proponents recognize that it is inherently dangerous to legalize killing. But they desperately want to believe that they can control the grim reaper. Thus, they continue to peddle the nonsense that "guidelines will protect against abuse" despite overwhelming empirical evidence to the contrary.  Read more...

Current euthanasia law in the Netherlands - Brian Pollard

Previously, because euthanasia was prohibited in the Penal Code, the physician had to prove that he/she had fulfilled the requirements. Under the new arrangements, the Public Prosecutor has to prove that the physician has not fulfilled the requirements, in order to start prosecution. This is a significant shift.   Read more...

Death Fundamentalism - Wesley J. Smith

In this excerpt from his newly revised book, "Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder", Wesley J. Smith analyses an article published in the New York Times Magazine and exposes some of the many ways in which journalists lead the public to a false understanding of the euthanasia issue.  Read more...

Death on Demand - Wesley Smith

The assisted-suicide movement sheds its fig leaf.  Read more...

Defining human dignity - Margaret Somerville

The concept of human dignity and what is required to respect it is at the centre of the euthanasia debate.  Read more...

Disabling Assisted Suicide - Wesley J. Smith

Just about every year assisted-suicide advocacy groups insist that they are on the verge of their next big legalization breakthrough.  Read more...

Disturbing Lessons From the Case of Dr. Death - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Following Dr. Jack Kevorkian's release from prison this month, assisted-suicide activists have taken to America's airwaves and oped pages to caution us against getting the wrong idea about the right to die.   Read more...

Do not push gently into that good night - Rosie DiManno

I have spent most of the past three weeks inside a hospital room, watching a person I love fight for his life.  Read more...

Dying as the last great act of living - Margaret Somerville

I have researched and written on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for over thirty years. I’m going to assume that you have probably heard all the usual arguments for and against euthanasia, many of which are very important and prominent in this debate. But I want to focus on some aspects that might not yet have been presented.   Read more...

Dying Cause - Wesley J. Smith

How times have changed. The latest Gallup poll, which measured Americans' views on "morally acceptable" and "morally wrong" conduct, indicates that support for assisted suicide is ebbing.  Read more...

Dying The last great act of living - Margaret Somerville

An extraordinary public exchange of letters between over the past six months has illuminated in a very personal way the profound issues posed by death and all that leads to it.   Read more...

Eloquent Defense of Life Delivered in Canadian Parliamentary Debate - Jason Kenney

In a debate in the House of Commons Friday October 26, 2001, Canadian Alliance MP Jason Kenney made a spirited defense of the right to life in remarks against euthanasia. Kenney spoke to a private members bill on the issue of lenient penalties for those who claim to murder the disabled out of misguided sympathy.  Read more...

Esther’s Guarded Condition - Anthony Esolen

As his days were racing to an early end, my father had to discuss with his doctors all the “choices” available for treatment.  Read more...

Eugenics to Euthanasia - ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT

In reflecting on physician-assisted suicide, the first lesson for our lawmakers is that any killing motivated by a distorted sense of mercy—no matter how many reasonable and honeyed words endorse it—leads to killing that has nothing at all to do with the best interests of those killed.  Read more...

Euthanasia -- Broken Memories, Broken Bonds - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Most people fear the process of dying, which involves radical dependency, a sense of powerlessness, and sometimes significant pain as well.   Read more...

Euthanasia Practices in the Netherlands - DR. BRIAN POLLARD

Euthanasia in the Netherlands has gone from requiring terminal illness to no physical illness at all, from physical suffering to depression only, from conscious patients to unconscious, from those who can consent to those who cannot, and from being a measure of last resort to one of early intervention.  Read more...

Euthanasia would hurt doctors - Margaret Somerville

We must consider the damage to medicine if physicians are allowed to kill.  Read more...

Euthanasia's slippery slope can't be prevented - Margaret Somerville

Some people with disabilities are angry about my opposition to legalizing euthanasia.   Read more...


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