Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

New murder charge for NZ euthanasia advocate Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018

A New Zealander who was convicted of assisting his mother’s suicide is now facing two charges of murder in South Africa. In September Sean Davison was charged with murder after helping a quadriplegic friend die. On Friday he was charged with another killing of a man suffering from motor neuron disease. Mr Davison is a Read more

Belgian Brothers of Charity cull pro-euthanasia board members Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The Belgian Brothers of Charity have not reappointed two pro-euthanasia board members who allowed a protocol that allowed hospitals owned by the religious congregation to perform euthanasia in limited circumstances. Read more Related Posts:Superior general sues brothersBelgium’s euthanasia nightmarePsychiatrists refusing euthanasia derided as inhumaneDavid Seymour and Bill English debate euthanasia bill

Superior general sues brothers Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018

The superior general of the Brothers of Charity order has sued two of its Belgian members for misuse of one million euros over the Belgian province’s decision to allow euthanasia at its psychiatric hospitals there. The accused brothers have denied the order’s charge that they misused the province’s funds. They say the province had agreed Read more

Canada laying groundwork for child euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Euthanasia was authorised by Canada’s Supreme Court in June 2016. It was a controversial decision and the controversy is far from over. Three issues were left hanging: euthanasia for “mature minors”, euthanasia for people with mental illness, and advance directives for euthanasia. The government asked the Council of Canadian Academies to produce a report on Read more

Euthanasia campaigner convicted in NZ now charged in South Africa Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018

New Zealander Sean Davison helped his cancer-ravaged mother end her life, he was charged this week with doing the same for a disabled friend – and now South African authorities suspect he has assisted with more deaths. Continue reading Related Posts:Reject assisted dying bill, oncologists support CatholicsBishops say Zuma charges show South Africa’s…Catholic leaders praise Winnie Madikizela-MandelaSwapping Read more

Belgium’s euthanasia nightmare Comments 0

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

As children are put to death, Belgium’s experience shows the ‘slippery slope’ is real. One striking thing about modern Western societies is how quickly bioethical practices that would once have been shocking quickly become unremarkable. It happened with abortion, it happened with embryo selection, and now it is happening with euthanasia. Last week it emerged Read more

Medical ethicist: euthanasia’s used as a cheaper alternative Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

An Australian medical ethicist has called on the Senate to reject a bill clearing the way to legalise voluntary assisted dying across Australia. University of Notre Dame bioethics Professor Margaret Somerville says international experience demonstrates euthanasia is being used as a cheaper alternative to psychiatric and palliative care. In a paper published in the Journal Read more

Psychiatrists refusing euthanasia derided as inhumane Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Psychiatrists who go against the liberal interpretation of Belgium’s euthanasia laws are being derided as inhumane and lacking empathy for those facing unbearable suffering. Dr Willem Lemmens, who is a bioethicist, spoke out last weekend after a symposium which looked at the ethics surrounding suicide and euthanasia, psychiatry and mental health care. “In just a few Read more

End of Life Choice Bill contains flaws that are impossible to fix Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Parliament has started hearing submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill, and if the last round of submissions is anything to go by, they’ll hear a lot of opposition. In response, MPs may be tempted to think they can fix the Bill—narrowing the scope, tightening the wording, maybe limiting it to terminal illness and Read more

Court case proves euthanasia safeguards aren’t there Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

“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