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  • 'Dying together was their deepest wish': Couple Dies...double euthanasia

    08/14/2017 7:33:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 47 replies
    Telegraph GB ^ | 08.14.17 | Mark Molloy
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/14/dying-together-deepest-wish-couple-91-die-rare-double-euthanasia/ An elderly couple died holding hands surrounded by loved ones in a rare double euthanasia....“ ...“The geriatrician determined that our mother was still mentally competent. However, if our father were to die, she could become completely disoriented, ending up in a nursing home.
  • Pope orders Belgian Brothers of Charity to stop euthanasia

    08/09/2017 7:13:36 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    UK Catholic Herald ^ | 8/9/2017 | Simon Caldwell
    Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients. Brother Rene Stockman, superior general of the order, told Catholic News Service the Pope gave his personal approval to a Vatican demand that the Brothers of Charity, which runs 15 centres for psychiatric patients across Belgium, must reverse its policy by the end of August. Brothers who serve on the board of the Brothers of Charity Group, the organization that runs the centers, also must each sign a joint letter to their superior general declaring that they “fully support the...
  • Canada weighs paying doctors a premium for euthanasia (The slippery slope is real)

    08/07/2017 10:27:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The slippery slope is real.  Once the state gets in the business of killing off its citizens via euthanasia, the brutal logic of economics works its way through the system.  In Canada, which legalized euthanasia just over a year ago, one of the most important forums for political discussion, Maclean's Magazine, published an article arguing that doctors ought to be paid a premium for killing off euthanizing terminal patients. And of course, it was all so reasonable in tone.  It really is a lot of work for the doctors, you see. Most providers need to meet with their patient a couple times...
  • Parents of sick baby Charlie Gard 'concerned' lawyer representing terminally-ill...

    07/17/2017 9:34:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Daily Record co uk ^ | July 17, 2017 | Karen RockettLucy Clarke-Billings
    FULL TITLE: Parents of sick baby Charlie Gard 'concerned' lawyer representing terminally-ill son is head of euthanasia charity The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard are concerned the lawyer appointed to represent their child heads a euthanasia charity, reports claim. Victoria Butler-Cole, who speaks on Charlie's behalf in court, is chairman of Compassion in Dying, a sister organisation to Dignity in Dying. The organisation campaigns for change in the law to make assisted dying legal in the UK. Dignity in Dying used to be called the Voluntary Euthanasia Society. The two charities share the same chief executive and media team...
  • Doctors Across The World Are Fighting To Treat Charlie Gard. Will The UK Let Them?

    07/12/2017 6:09:02 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 12, 2017 | 11:25AM | Arina Grossu
    Why has the case of British 11-month-old baby Charlie Gard struck an international nerve? At its core, this controversy is about state infringement on parental rights. The question is, whose child is Charlie: his parents’ or the state’s? Why is the hospital holding him hostage and by what authority can it override his parents’ wish to pursue therapy that could help Charlie? President Trump, Pope Francis, 40 European parliament members, members of Congress, Terri Schiavo’s brother Bobby Schindler, and even Cher have weighed in, all agreeing the hospital should release Charlie to his parents. According to Justice Francis in a...
  • Vatican pro-life academy head continues defending pro-abortion member in new interview

    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has said more about the new orientation of the profoundly restructured Pontifical Academy for Life in a lengthy interview with the French weekly, La Vie, scoffing at fears that the Academy willed by Pope Saint John Paul II would cease defending life “from the first moment of conception through to the last breath of life.” “Nothing and nobody will ever change that clear orientation,” he told La Vie. But both the interviewers and the interviewee agreed that something new is in the making since Paglia replaced Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula as head of the Academy in July...
  • Mentally Ill Patients are Being “Executed” Under Dutch Euthanasia Law

    06/22/2017 5:19:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 22, 2017 | SPUC
    However, he says, “what does worry me is the increase in the number of times euthanasia was performed on dementia patients, from 12 in 2009 to 141 in 2016, and on chronic psychiatric patients, from 0 to 60.” He recounts some of the horrific cases of patients of advanced dementia being euthanized without consent, such as one woman whose coffee was drugged, and who when she tried to struggle was held down by her family, and another where a husband mixed sleep medication in the porridge of his demented wife before the GP arrived with his deadly syringe. He describes...
  • Swiss group Exit considers extending right-to-die to elderly in good health

    06/19/2017 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 19 June 2017 10:25 CEST+02:00
    Exit, the Switzerland-based organization that helps those with incurable illnesses to end their lives, has commissioned a working group to look into the possibility of extending its remit to help elderly people who are still in good health but want to die. At the moment, Exit offers its services to those who have a terminal illness, a debilitating disease that brings intolerable suffering, or multiple age-related debilitating disabilities. On Saturday Saskia Frei, president of the German-speaking arm of the organization, announced it would fund a working group to look into extending Exit’s services to healthy elderly people who wish to...
  • Vatican pro-life academy head defends appointment of abortion supporter [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2017 9:06:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 16, 2017 | Pete Baklinsk
    Vatican pro-life academy head defends appointment of abortion supporter Pete Baklinski Follow Pete catholic , nigel biggar , pontifical academy for life , pope francis , vincenzo paglia ROME, Italy, June 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life defended Pope Francis' appointment of a new Academy member who is pro-abortion and has expressed qualified support for euthanasia. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has, moreover, accused Catholic media of “sensationalism” for highlighting the pro-abortion pick. When a Twitter user pointed out to Paglia that English Catholic media outlets were focusing on the pro-abortion appointee, he suggested Catholic...
  • The Dangerous Advance on Assisted Suicide You Probably Haven't Heard About

    05/20/2017 2:17:45 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 05/20/2017 | Bobby Schindler
    We're living through a time when there seems to be something new and alarming in the news every day. Our media cycle is dominated by the dramatic, and one consequence of this is that alarming events can unfold on the state and local level going unnoticed despite their ultimately national consequences. One such example is before Oregon's state legislature. First introduced in January, an alarming bill, SB 494, would radically change the meaning of healthcare in that state, with the potential for national ripple effects. SB 494 would put countless medically vulnerable persons at risk of a premature and untimely...
  • Abortion Opening the Floodgate for Euthanizing the Mentally Ill

    05/03/2017 8:03:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Judi McLeod
    The death cult is gaining ground courtesy of political ghouls who see vote counts from left-leaning organizations who advocate both abortion and euthanasia Though gone from the face of Earth for some 51 years, the ghost of Margaret Sanger still haunts the vulnerable, young and old, from the grave. Widely regarded as founder of the modern day birth control movement, Sanger and Hillary Clinton remain the sacrosanct champions of baby-parts-for-sale merchants, Planned Parenthood.
  • Is N.J. ready for aid-in-dying legislation?

    04/30/2017 7:02:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    The Record ^ | 04.30.17 | Lindy Washburn
    A group that helps its members to plan their funerals gathered Sunday to learn about legislation in New Jersey that would help them — if they were terminally ill — to plan their deaths. New Jersey's Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act already has passed the Assembly. It is expected to come to a vote in the state Senate later this year.  Although Gov. Chris Christie has said he would veto such legislation, the bill's advocates hope his successor, to be elected in November, will sign it into law."I find it likely we will see this pass and become law in the next legislative session, which starts next year," Ethan...
  • A question for liberals: if euthanasia is “painless,” how can lethal injection be "painful"?

    04/15/2017 3:35:12 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 15, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I have a question for liberals: if you think that euthanasia for medical patients is “painless,” then why do you say that lethal injections for convicted murderers is “painful”? For as long as I can remember, liberals have supported legalization of euthanasia for consenting adult medical patients. As a libertarian, I agree with liberals on this issue.Also for as long as I can remember, liberals have been opposed to the death penalty. As a libertarian, I also agree with liberals on this issue.However, unlike liberals, I believe that euthanasia for medical patients and lethal injections for convicted murderers, have an...
  • From Louvain To Rome, the Euthanasia of "Non-negotiable Principles"

    04/10/2017 8:26:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 10, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    There has been an uproar over events at the Catholic University of Louvain, which has suspended and finally dismissed one of its philosophy professors, Stéphane Mercier, for having written in a note for his students that “abortion is the murder of an innocent person.”The matter is not surprising, seeing the track record of this university which is nonetheless endowed with the title of “Catholic,” the hospital of which has for some time been openly practicing euthanasia procedures, “from 12 to 15 per year,” according to the rector of the twin Flemish university of Leuven, the canonist Rik Torfs.But what is...
  • Doctor drugged patient's coffee then asked family to hold patient as she fought not to be killed

    04/10/2017 1:05:41 AM PDT · by Cronos · 62 replies
    Daily Maill ^ | 28 Jan 2017 | OFS
    A Dutch woman doctor who drugged an elderly woman and then asked her family to hold her down as she fought desperately not to be killed did not break the law, according to medical experts citing the country's euthanasia legislation. The shocking case was referred to the so-called Regional Review Committee in the Netherlands which admitted that while the case involved some irregularities that merited a reprimand, the female doctor had effectively acted in good faith. However they also added that the case should come to court so that judges can confirm that any other doctor who acts in good...
  • Aurora Animal Control claims longtime family dog is wolf hybrid...

    03/15/2017 6:39:54 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 45 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 12 MAR 17 | Tammy Vigil
    ...and won't return him to owners. The family said Aurora Animal Control took their dog and won't give him back, claiming the dog is a wolf-hybrid. The Abbato family has had Capone for nearly 10 years. They rescued him from the Adams County Animal Shelter where he was classified as a German shepherd mix. The family's veterinarian also says the same thing. But Aurora Animal Control thinks Capone is a wolf-hybrid.
  • Congressmen Have a Right to Kill Themselves?

    02/15/2017 2:55:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2017 | 4:21 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “America wasn’t founded on one homogeneous moral view. We have competing moral views.” Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia spoke these words Monday to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as he defended what he sees as the right to kill yourself — and do so in collaboration with a licensed physician working with the imprimatur of the state. The city council of the District of Columbia enacted the law in question in December. It authorizes doctors to prescribe what it politely calls a “covered medication” specifically “for the purpose of ending a person’s life.” In plain English,...
  • Trump Chooses Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 30 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 1-31-17 | Heather Clark
    President Trump has announced that he has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump stated in introducing his pick to the public Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I am honored and I am humbled. Thank you very much,” Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, said to applause in accepting the nomination. While it is not known where Gorsuch himself stands on abortion, he is the author of the book...
  • President Donald Trump Nominates Pro-Life-Friendly Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    01/31/2017 5:38:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 31, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump tonight has nominated pro-life friendly federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch has taken the pro-life side in important cases and written a book excoriating assisted suicide. The 49-year-old Judge Gorsuch, if confirmed, would replace pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia – who supporting overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing states to once again provide legal protection for unborn children. Justice Gorsuch is currently a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which includes the districts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as the Eastern, Northern...
  • Doctor drugged a patient...then asked family to hold her down as she fought not to be killed

    01/28/2017 2:04:46 AM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2017 | GIULIA CROUCH
    The case was referred to the Regional Review Committee in the Netherlands...It concluded that the female doctor had effectively acted in good faith.