Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

Court case proves euthanasia safeguards aren’t there Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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“The current landmark court case in Canada again reinforces the fact that laws legalising euthanasia cannot provide safeguards that work,” says Dr Peter Thirkell, Care Alliance Secretary. Roger Foley has cerebellar ataxia, a terminal and incurable severe brain disorder that limits movement and leaves him unable to perform basic tasks independently. He wants to be Read more

Police checkpoint targeting euthanasia supporters unlawful Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

A police checkpoint targeting euthanasia supporters in Lower Hutt in 2016 was unlawful, the Independent Police Conduct Authority says. The Privacy Commissioner has also condemned police actions, saying officers unlawfully and unfairly collected personal information and harmed some of the people involved. Police have accepted they broke the law – but maintain they “acted in Read more

Catholic Medical Association’s chief warns of threats Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018

The head of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations says physicians should never be forced to choose between violating their conscience and facing professional sanctions when defending human life. Dr John Lee wrote to the World Medical Association (WMA) protesting proposed changes in i ethicalts policy statements on abortion and on euthanasia. The proposed Read more

Euthanasia scare tactics Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Pro-euthanasia campaigners say the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Hamilton East is trying to scare parishioners into signing a ready-made submission form. Submission forms printed for parishioners to fill in to oppose the bill say euthanasia could apply to people with gluten intolerance, arthritis and asthma. The End of Life Choice Bill, currently Read more

Euthanasia – Bishop Drennan calls on young people to get involved in the discussion Comments 0

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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The Bishop of Palmerston North is encouraging senior students in Catholic schools to get involved in the debate on euthanasia and to make submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill. Bishop Charles Drennan has sent out a letter to year 13 students in Catholic Colleges, suggesting they get involved in the discussion that is currently occurring Read more

Italy’s ‘euthanasia in disguise’ law Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Italy’s “euthanasia in disguise” bill has been passed into law 30 years after it was first mooted. The law allows citizens to create advance directives about their treatment. These directives express their final wishes for medical treatment in case they lose the ability to communicate their choice. The Italian senate passed the bill into law Read more

Palliative medicine physicians use morphine with great care Comments 1

Monday, December 18th, 2017
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A palliative medicine physician with 28 years experience in caring for patients and their families at the end of life has challenged ACT party MP David Seymour’s claim that doctors intentionally end peoples’ lives by giving them too much morphine. Dr Sinead Donnelly said she was affronted by the fact that “a politician would imply Read more

Australia’s Catholic Church in crisis Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

During the past 12 months, Australia’s Catholic Church has had to face several moral issues. These include a sex abuse crisis as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse published reports about abuse at Catholic schools and institutions, losing the same-sex marriage referendum and Victoria government’s upper house voting to allow euthanasia. Read more

English judge frees man who killed suicidal father Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

An English judge has freed a chemist charged with murdering his 85-year-old father who wished to die. The judge said, “Your acts of assistance were acts of pure compassion and mercy.” Read more Related Posts:Trumped: federal judge refuses to deport Chaldeans…Child welfare – history may judge us harshlyMeet me before you judge me: Muslim says Read more

2018 Catholic Youth Festival in Australia Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The 2018 Catholic Youth Festival will be hosted by Australia, Anthony Fisher, Archbishop of  Sydney says. At present Australia is waiting for the results on a referendum on same sex marriage and Parliament is considering legalising euthanasia. The bishops will discuss these themes at the festival. Read more Related Posts:Tickets now on sale for Aotearoa Read more