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  • 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....
  • The Aftermath of Humanae Vitae

    02/10/2018 6:39:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | February 5, 2018 | Gary Potter
    Humanae vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming the Church’s defense of the sanctity of human life, was promulgated fifty years ago this year. It was dated July 25, 1968. When July rolls around later this year I shall have some things to say, God willing, about the encyclical’s content. What I’m talking about here is some of the aftermath of the document’s promulgation.Only some. I’m going for a broad picture and in as few words as possible. I shall not deal, for instance, with the epic fight of Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle to preserve doctrinal orthodoxy at the Catholic University...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican science academy tweets NYT story supporting population control

    02/07/2018 6:41:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences tweeted yesterday without comment a New York Times article about people using birth control to stop having children because of "climate change" fear.  The alarmist New York Times article said some people are “acutely aware that having a child is one of the costliest actions they can take environmentally” and are therefore using artificial contraception to prevent that from happening.
  • New French film raises ghosts of Nazi medical horrors

    02/03/2018 8:45:55 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 3 Feb 2018 | Guillame Souvant
    A new documentary about the scale of Nazi medical experiments has reopened old wounds in France...trending on Twitter. Dr Michel Cymes, the star of a French television medical advice programme, believes that the remains of some of the 86 Jews tortured and mutilated by SS doctor August Hirt may still be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg. He first raised the theory in his 2015 bestseller, "Hippocrates in Hell", The remains of Jews on which Hirt tested mustard gas at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near the Alastian city were supposed to have been buried after it was...
  • Ontario Court Forces Christian Pro-Life Doctors to Refer Patients for Euthanasia

    02/02/2018 6:54:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/31/18 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, January 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Ontario Court ruled today that doctors who oppose euthanasia must nevertheless act contrary to their beliefs and refer patients making a euthanasia request to a physician who will end their lives. Critics say the ruling puts physicians in an “impossible position” and has ramifications for Charter rights of freedom of religion and conscience for all Ontario citizens. Three justices of the Ontario Superior Court unanimously agreed Wednesday that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) policy requiring doctors to “effectively” refer patients for medical practices they conscientiously object to — notably...
  • New laity-led Academy for Life corrects Vatican conference on what Church teaches on euthanasia

    01/31/2018 6:33:04 PM PST · by ebb tide
    LifeSite News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Pete Baklinski
    The newly formed laity-led Academy for Life has published a critique of a recent Vatican-run conference on end of life issues that included several speakers who oppose the Catholic Church’s teachings on the right to life. Among these included the president of the board of Switzerland’s Planned Parenthood affiliate, and the president of the pro-euthanasia Royal Dutch Medical Association.  John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family (JAHLF) said that the Nov. 16-17 conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) — which was recently gutted and re-constituted by Pope Francis — had "serious problems."  "The spirit of the meeting...
  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create health care company

    01/30/2018 5:00:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 30, 2018 7:26 am | Colleen Kelleher | @KelleherWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent health care company that is “free from profit-making incentives” that will aim to reduce healthcare costs for their U.S. workers. The focus of the company will be technology solutions “that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” a news release says. “The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we...
  • 29-year-old Dutch woman with mental illness will be put to death

    01/25/2018 3:55:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Cassie Fiano
    Assisted suicide is the ultimate slippery slope. Time and time again, proponents use heart-wrenching stories of people suffering through pain and anguish as they endure incurable or terminal illnesses, and use these as examples of why we need, as they call it, “death with dignity.” But leaving aside the awful notion of suicide being more dignified than dying a natural death, this never remains the line when it comes to assisted suicide. The parameters get changed and stretched, and the line gets moved further and further. Now, healthy people are being euthanized… solely because of mental illness. In the Netherlands,...
  • Archbishop Michel Aupetit: Paris’ New Pro-Life Champion

    01/21/2018 11:36:44 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    NC Register ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | John M. Grondelski
    Paris now has a vigorous new pro-life advocate for its archbishop! Archbishop Aupetit, 66, was something of a “late vocation” (if you only count the priesthood as a vocation): He was ordained at age 44, after a previous vocation as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine from 1979 to 1990 and taught bioethics until 2006. His book, L’Embryon, Quells Enjeux? (The Embryo: What Are the Stakes? Paris: Éditions Salvator, 2008) is a vigorous defense of the unborn child. Archbishop Aupetit is very much a Renaissance man: As he notes in his book, “We have tried to visit the different domains...
  • Macron Warns and Woos Faith Leaders On Bioethics Reforms

    01/20/2018 9:38:56 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Tom Heneghan
    “This French secularism, which sometimes surprises our neighbours, is a powerful cement in a country torn by so many wars of religion." - Emmanuel Macron President Emmanuel Macron has hinted at controversial changes in France’s bioethics law this year at the same time as he invited the country’s religious leaders to participate fully in the public debate about reforms the Catholic Church opposes. Addressing senior clergy at a New Year’s reception, the president said his role was to ensure both that France debated the bioethics reforms seriously and that it adapted its laws responsibly to changes in technology and society....
  • French warned about pitfalls of seeking to end their lives in Belgium

    01/20/2018 9:50:18 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    The Local ^ | Sep 2017 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Belgian doctors fear the number of French people heading over the border to seek help to end their lives could shoot up and are warning that the road to the end is paved with problems. With the number of French people considering euthanasia as a viable way to end their daily suffering on the rise, the burden is largely falling on neighbouring Belgium. While active euthanasia, by which a person deliberately causes the patient's death, remains illegal in France, the procedure became legal in Belgium 15 years ago. What's the law in France? During Francois Hollande's leadership in March 2015,...
  • Spotlight on procreation rights as France begins sweeping bioethics debate

    01/20/2018 9:30:05 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 2 replies
    France 24 ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | Solange Mougin
    France on Wednesday kicked off a marathon round of talks designed to inform the country’s legislation on bioethics, with the government hoping to avoid a repeat of the poisonous debate that hijacked the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The six-month consultation, involving scientists, medical practitioners and legal experts from across France, will lead to a revised bioethics law, slated for later this year. It will touch on a broad range of subjects, from legalizing euthanasia to the development of artificial intelligence. Some of the topics up for discussion represent a political minefield in France, and President Emmanuel Macron will be keen...
  • Canadian nursing home accuses abortion doctor of ‘sneaking in’ to kill elderly patient

    01/12/2018 7:27:36 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A faith-based care facility in Canada has lodged a complaint against an abortion doctor for “sneaking” into the institution and “killing” a resident. The Louis Brier Nursing Home has notified the British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons that Dr. Ellen Wiebe of the Willow Women’s abortion clinic helped end the life of an 87-year-old resident, Barry Hyman, without the facility’s permission. The care home is an Orthodox Jewish institution. Although it permits residents to be assessed for voluntary euthanasia, it forbids the actual killing of residents on the premises. Active euthanasia, or “medical assistance in dying,” has been legal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Church Lost Without Fighting

    01/01/2018 12:28:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 1, 2018 | Gloria TV
    The Vatican and the Italian Church have lost the battle over the introduction of an Italian euthanasia law without fighting according to the former archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Italy, Monsignor Luigi Negri. For Negri this is “serious and sad”. Talking to La Fede Quotidiana (December 2017) Negri said that this state of affairs evoked in him “bitterness and disappointment”. To the question whether he would have expected clearer words from the bishops and from the episcopal leadership, Negri replies, “I no longer expect anything from anyone.” La La Fede Quotidiana points out that the Polish bishops have succeeded in changing politics...
  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei - Forty years against life: from abortion to euthanasia (1978-2017)

    12/22/2017 9:02:58 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 20, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
      The Renzi-Gentiloni governments will go down in history as those that imposed two of the most wicked laws in the Italian Republic: pseudo-homosexual-marriage, called “Civil Unions” (May 20th 2016) and euthanasia, under the name of the “living will" or DAT (Dichiarazione anticipata di trattamento [Declaration Advance of Treatment]), approved definitively by the Senate on December 14th 2017. This law will be registered in the Official Journal on the fortieth anniversary of the legalization of abortion, which  passed on May 22, 1978 with Law 194.  Thus the circle closes. Forty years of aggression against life and the family between abortion...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Is Pope Francis the Father of Italy’s Abominable Euthanasia Law?

    12/21/2017 8:22:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 21, 2017 | Gloria TV
    According to La Bussola Quotidiana, the Italian euthanasia law, adopted on December 14, is the most permissive in the world. It introduces a right to die and to kill, and obliges the doctor to participate in the killings. Parents and legal representatives are allowed to decide over the fate of their children and those unable to decide like elderly people. A patient can use any reason to invoke a “right to die”. Sandro Magister writes on December 21 that from Pope Francis “there has come not a single word of criticism.” L’Osservatore Romano covered the approval of the law according...
  • Dog taken to be euthanized found living with vet tech 5 months later

    10/20/2017 9:06:55 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A New Jersey family who took their dog to be euthanized were shocked to discover five months later that the canine was alive and living with a veterinary worker. Keri and Lonnie Levy said they took their 15-year-old miniature pinscher, Caesar, to be euthanized May 17 at the Briarwood Veterinary Hospital because he was suffering from a long-term illness that left him in declining health with a poor quality of life. "[Keri] picked up the collar. And actually paid her bill and received, even, a letter from the veterinary offices stating their condolences on the loss...