Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

Vatican investigates Catholic hospitals’ euthanasia policy Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017

The Vatican is investigating 15 Catholic psychiatric hospitals in Belgium because of a change in their euthanasia policy. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, is personally carrying out the investigation. The investigation follows an appeal to Rome for help from Brother Rene Stockman, the superior general of the Brothers of Charity order running Read more

Catholic hospitals directed to euthanise mentally ill Comments 0

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

A  board governing  several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals says it will to start performing euthanasia in its institutions. But the religious brothers who operate the hospitals say the policy change is unacceptable and cannot be implemented. The Brothers of Charity, who oppose euthanasia, are responsible for 15 psychiatric hospitals. Between them they care for 5,000 Read more

Right to life ask Govt to prohibit Philip Nitschke entering NZ Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Right to Life has written to the Minister of Immigration, asking him to issue an order prohibiting Philip Nitschke, known as “Dr Death” from entering New Zealand. He has been conducting suicide seminars and encouraging vulnerable people to illegally smuggle the prohibited class C lethal drug Nembutal, into New Zealand. Continue reading Read also:  Susan Austen Read more

Palliative care practitioners speak out against euthanasia and assisted suicide Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

More than 30 of Australia and New Zealand’s top palliative care practitioners have joined forces to oppose the introduction of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, describing the practice as “unnecessary and unsafe”. It was a response to an opinion piece recently published in the MJA by Palliative Care Specialist, Professor Emeritus Ian Maddocks, who asked Read more

The importance of stories in the euthanasia debate Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The pro-euthanasia case is compact and quick and easy to make: It focuses on a terminally ill, seriously suffering, competent adult who gives informed consent to euthanasia and bases its claims to prevail on the obligation to respect that person’s right to autonomy and self-determination and dignity. The case against euthanasia is more complex and Read more

The march of euthanasia down under Comments 1

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The internationally renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl experienced first hand the utter depravity of Auschwitz and Dachau. He knew the immense physical torment, psychological torture and spiritual desolation of those most inhuman of places. They were not called death camps for figurative effect. Suicide was not unknown among those sent there to suffer Read more

Cardinal Dew Challenges MPs on Euthanasia Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Cardinal Dew spoke on behalf of the bishops of New Zealand to the written Submission to the Health Select Committee on their End of Life investigation at Parliament on Wednesday. “Catholic teaching regarding the end of life is well known, however we would like to share with you our extensive and long experience of our Read more

Alcoholic chose to die because he could see no way out Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

An alcoholic in Holland has been killed by lethal injection. The 41-year old told his family he could see no way out of his addiction to alcohol. Read more Related Posts:What it’s like to stop drinking alcoholOne in four 15 to 17-year-olds often drink a risky amount ofThe pornography problem: prayer isn’t enoughFull-face burqas banned Read more

Wall’s proposed authorised dying bill falls short on a number of counts Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Director of the NZ Catholic Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, commenting on MP Louisa Wall’s proposed Authorised Dying Bill, noted that it was an attempt to narrow the criteria of eligibility for euthanasia and assisted suicide. It shows that at one level she has taken on board some of the concerns raised by opponents of Read more

ACT leader says conscience vote on euthanasia undemocratic Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Act leader, David Seymour, who has a member’s bill in the ballot to legalise voluntary euthanasia, is opposed to a conscience vote on the matter. He calls it a “little wrinkle in our political system that allows a small amount of people to veto a large amount of people.” “I do think that’s undemocratic and Read more