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  • First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

    11/09/2018 3:15:16 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov 2018
    Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had "overstepped the mark" in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer's patient. Prosecutors allege the patient's will was "unclear and contradictory" when it came to her final wishes. The doctor, who has not been named, says she acted cautiously in the case. Her spokesman told Dutch television channel NOS that she welcomed "further guidance on the question of the wishes of incapacitated patients", but "regrets"...
  • Assisted suicide plans for children unveiled at Toronto's Sick Kids hospital

    10/05/2018 7:25:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | Oct. 4, 2018 | Michael Swan
    TORONTO – In a prestigious medical journal, doctors from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children have laid out policies and procedures for administering medically assisted death to children, including scenarios where the parents would not be informed until after the child dies. The article appears just three months before the Canadian Council of Academies is due to report to Parliament on the medical consensus about extending voluntary euthanasia in circumstances currently forbidden by law. The Canadian Council of Academies is specifically looking at extending so-called assisted dying to patients under 18, psychiatric patients and patients who have expressed a preference for...
  • California Legislature Passes Bill Letting People Kill Their Family Members in Assisted Suicides

    08/09/2018 9:17:20 AM PDT · by Norski · 43 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alexandra Snyder
    Yesterday afternoon, the California Senate passed SB 282 which legalizes aiding, advising, or encouraging assisted suicide. The bill was rushed through on the first day the legislature returned from its summer recess, giving no opportunity for debate or even opposing remarks. The bill was introduced in the wake of Life Legal’s challenge to California’s assisted suicide law. We registered our opposition to the bill early on, as it grants complete legal immunity to anyone who wants to facilitate the death of someone who is defined as “terminally ill” under California’s assisted suicide law. The law defines “terminal” as a condition...
  • Dr. Aaron Kheriaty on Relevant Radio: Doctors, euthanasia, death, organ donations, etc.

    08/08/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Relevant Radio ^ | 08.08.18 | Dr. Aaron Kheriaty - Sheila Liaugminas
    Podcast Posted above. 1-hour show. Not quite dead, watch out when you donate your organs, etc. Card-carrying pre-cadavers.
  • Children are being euthanized in Belgium

    08/06/2018 5:04:54 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2009 | Charles Lane
    Deliberately taking a small child’s life is unlawful everywhere in the world, even when the child is terminally ill and asks a doctor to end his or her suffering once and for all. There is an exception to this rule: Belgium. In 2014, that country amended its law on euthanasia, already one of the most permissive in the world, authorizing doctors to terminate the life of a child, at any age, who makes the request. For a year after the law passed, no one acted on it. Now, however, euthanasia for children in Belgium is no longer just a theoretical...
  • Do I Have a Right to Die?

    08/06/2018 11:14:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | January 17, 2018 | Joni Eareckson Tada
    No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main . . . Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. ~JOHN DONNEFor the moment, forget everything you’ve ever heard about right-to-die or right-to-life positions. Put aside the court rulings. Push out of your mind the tug-at-your-heart stories you’ve seen in the movies or read about online.Now, with no one reading your thoughts, may I ask, “Do you know when it...
  • Netherlands: Doctor forcibly put elderly woman to death as family held her down

    08/04/2018 5:55:37 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 58 replies
    Live Action ^ | July 31, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    A euthanasia case in the Netherlands made international headlines last year after it came to light that a woman was euthanized against her will. Now, the doctor who killed her is finally being held responsible. The patient, who has not been identified, was 74 years old and reportedly suffering dementia. She was living in a nursing home, and had previously said she wanted to undergo assisted suicide when “the time is right.” However, she never put in a request for assisted suicide, so even though her dementia had progressed to the point that she was no longer capable of giving...
  • Man Who Euthanized His Disabled 12-Year-Old Daughter Wants Pardon or New Trial

    07/13/2018 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 13, 2018 | Amy Hasbrouck
    Multiple news outlets are reporting that Robert Latimer has submitted a letter to the Minister of Justice seeking a pardon or a new trial following his conviction for the murder of his daughter Tracy in 1993. Latimer has been free on parole since 2010. Contrary to some media reports, Latimer has been able to travel outside Canada since 2015, according to the Globe and Mail. Disability rights activists are concerned that the pardon request is a “symptom and effect of the continuing devaluation of disabled people” as shown by the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia in 2016, according to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought”

    07/10/2018 12:36:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 9, 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought” Posted on 9 July 2018 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf I saw the strangest story at La Stampa.From Italian: Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought”The Italian scholar sends a copy of his last book to Francis who calls to thank him.  A a short and pleasing conversation about the Church and philosophy: “With this Pope I am not ashamed to call myself Catholic”. Perhaps someone will translate the whole thing.This seems so very strange to me.  It leaves me a little confused, frankly.   I’ve written about this guy back...
  • Bare-Knuckle Religion

    06/13/2018 9:44:47 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Fr. George Rutler
    The recent pardon of the late world heavy weight champion Jack Johnson by our president was a gracious act long overdue. A previous motion had passed the House but died in the Senate in 2008. Johnson’s racially motivated conviction for violating the Mann Act after he had married a white woman resulted in his beginning a year term in Leavenworth prison in 1920. It was not a salutary place; I buried one of its inmates who had done much more than a year there. Johnson skipped bail and spent several years in Europe via Canada. In Barcelona, much in need...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Email

    10/11/2016 6:21:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 11,2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin mocked conservative Catholicism as an "amazing bastardization of the faith" in new emails released by WikiLeaks.
  • Obama Says "Right to Try" Bill a "Costly Mistake" [semi-satire]

    06/01/2018 6:05:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 June 2018 | John Semmens
    This week President Trump signed the "Right to Try" bill recently passed by Congress. The new law will allow desperately ill patients to employ therapies not yet approved by the FDA. Trump called the bill "a decent and humane option to the current policy that allows patients no option until the glacial pace of the FDA has run its full course. Many have died waiting. This will give them a chance to act at their own risk to try to avert dying." Former President Obama predicted "this legislation is a costly mistake. Patients aren't qualified to assess the risks. Neither...
  • TX Bishops and the Culture of Death

    05/03/2018 3:43:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bradley Eli,
    Texas bishops are actually supporting end-of-life directives that allow Texas hospitals to kill their patients much the same as U.K. hospitals did to Alfie Evans and Charlie Guard. The Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA) allows hospitals, not patients or family members to decide when to withdraw life-sustaining care from patients if doctors deem continued care to be futile. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) last year showed strong support for the measure: "Human intervention that would deliberately cause, hasten or unnecessarily prolong the patient's death violates the dignity of the human person. ... TCCB strongly supports §166.046 as indispensable for ensuring dignity at end of life."  In other...
  • David Goodall: doctors threaten 104-year-old scientist's bid to end his life

    05/01/2018 4:22:18 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 16 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | 05/01/2018 | Australian Associated Press
    Doctors in Perth are threatening to stop Australia’s oldest scientist flying to Switzerland to end his life through voluntary euthanasia. Edith Cowan University honorary research associate David Goodall, 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated. Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke said Goodall had attempted suicide about two months ago after suffering a fall, ended up in hospital and his daughter had to fight hard to get him out – only succeeding after arranging an independent psychiatric review.
  • Top German doctor finds outcome of Alfie Evans case incomprehensible

    04/26/2018 9:24:27 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 11 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 26/4/2018 | CG
    Senior paediatric doctor at Munich University Hospital who has examined Alfie Evans speaks out.
  • Chemical suffocation? How Alder Hey doctors want Alfie Evans to die.

    04/22/2018 3:09:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 22, 2018 | LifeSite News Staff
    Save Alfie Evans! Tell the hospital to let his parents take him home. Sign the petition here. LIVERPOOL, England, April 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Alfie Evans will be given Midazolam and Fentanyl when his life-support is removed. Thomas Evans published part of a legal document today that explains how the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust plans to end his son’s life. LifeSiteNews reported on Friday that Alfie’s life-support is scheduled to be removed on Monday, April 23. That information is under a publication ban in England. The document Evans published states: “With regard to the process of withdrawal of...
  • French Doctors Condemn a Patient to Death Against Parents’ Wishes

    04/17/2018 6:11:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/12/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    The decision comes as France is considering legalizing euthanasia REIMS, France (ChurchMilitant.com) - French Doctors are removing nourishment and hydration for an unconscious man with paralysis despite the fact other hospitals are willing to care for him. Vincent Lambert, who was injured in a 2008 car crash which left him severely brain damaged in a coma as a quadriplegic, is receiving basic hydration and nutrition at the Sebastopol Hospital in Reims, France. His doctors and specialists have shown that he is breathing on his own, responding to stimuli and his condition is stable. But Lambert's physician, Dr. Vincent Sanchez, ruled...
  • [Cath Cauc] Church Leaders Mostly Silent In Face of Rulings Against Alfie Evans, Vincent Lambert

    04/14/2018 12:50:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 14, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    As the parents of two year old Alfie Evans battle to save their son’s life in the face of hospital and state rulings to turn off his life support, a hospital in France has ordered the removal of food and water from a 42 year old patient who has been severely disabled for 10 years. The Sebastopol Hospital in Reims ruled on Monday that ordinary means of life support be removed from patient Vincent Lambert on April 19. Vincent suffered severe head injuries in an automobile accident in 2008 that left him a quadriplegic, but other doctors and his parents...
  • Court Forces Doctor to Euthanize Patient or Face Professional Sanction

    03/05/2018 5:39:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Wesley Smith
    A court in Ontario, Canada, has ruled that a patient’s desire to be euthanized trumps a doctor’s conscientious objection. Doctors there now face the cruel choice between complicity in what they consider a grievous wrong—killing a sick or disabled patient—and the very real prospect of legal or professional sanction.A little background: In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada conjured a right to lethal-injection euthanasia for anyone with a medically diagnosable condition that causes irremediable suffering—as defined by the patient. No matter if palliative interventions could significantly reduce painful symptoms, if the patient would rather die, it’s the patient’s right to be...
  • Oregon Bill Would Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death

    02/12/2018 6:08:30 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Steve Ertelt
    Apparently assisted suicide is not enough for the death peddlers in this Pacific Northwest State. Now they are pushing legislation in the Oregon State Legislature that would allow starving mentally ill patients to death. A similar bill was defeated last year but the euthanasia promoters are back with a new one, Oregon Right to Life tells LifeNews. House Bill 4135 is scheduled for a hearing and possible work session in the House Health Care Committee at 3:00 pm on February 7th. It is believed this bill will move quickly because there are only 35 days in the 2018 regular session....