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  • Dutch euthanasia law is used to kill alcoholic, 41, who decided death was the only way to escape[]

    11/30/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Doughty
    A 41-year-old man has ended his life by fatal injection rather than carry on living as an alcoholic, in a radical new extension of Holland’s euthanasia regime. Mark Langedijk decided that death was the only way to escape from his addiction to drink, according to an account published by his brother. Mr Langedijk set the date for his own death and was joking, drinking beer and eating ham and cheese sandwiches in the hours before his GP arrived at his parents’ home to administer fatal injections, it said.
  • Actor Michael Shannon: 'If You Voted For Trump, It’s Time for the Urn'

    11/18/2016 7:19:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 18, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Character actor Michael Shannon recently did an interview with the website Metro News about his new film that's coming out soon, but the interview is getting attention for a different reason. Shannon apparently thinks all Trump supporters should die -- especially the old ones. During the interview, the focus turned to the recent presidential election in which Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. Shannon could not believe the outcome of the election and told Prigge that he “could use some vengeance right now.” But then, the interview turned into a mutual Trump-bashing party, during which Prigge asked Shannon, “How...
  • DC Council approves 'right-to-die' bill by veto-proof margin

    11/01/2016 9:22:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2016 5:10 PM EDT
    District of Columbia residents with less than six months to live would be able to request lethal medication from their doctors under a bill approved by lawmakers. The D.C. Council approved the so-called “right to die” bill Tuesday in an 11-to-2 vote. […] In the District, opponents expressed concern that lower-income residents would be pushed to end their lives prematurely rather than undergo costly treatment. Supporters said those concerns are unfounded. …
  • This 81-year-old woman got a 'Don’t Euthanize Me' tattoo

    10/07/2016 2:38:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | October 6, 2016
    Calgary, Canada, Oct 5, 2016 / 02:43 pm (CNA).- An 81-year-old walking into a tattoo shop may sound like the start of a joke, but to Christine Nagel, her new ink is no laughing matter. The Calgary grandmother recently had the words “Don’t euthanize me” tattooed on her arm. “It’s drastic, but this very clearly says, ‘I’m going to live until God’s ready for me’,” she told Canadian news outlet, Globalnews.ca. A devout Christian, Nagel opposes assisted suicide, which was legalized in Canada this summer. It is already legal in several other European countries. In the U.S., a handful...
  • Abort, Euthanize, or Get Out of Medicine

    09/26/2016 8:20:30 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2016 | Wesley J. Smith
    Abort, Euthanize, or Get Out of Medicine Bioethics discourse aims to change the practice of medicine and the thrust of public policy — usually not for the better. As I have been noting, the field is increasingly targeting the right of doctors to refuse to perform an abortion, euthanize patients, and perform other procedures or issue prescriptions that violate their religious beliefs.A bit ago, I discussed a “consensus statement” on this issue in Practical Ethics, published by Oxford. Now, two internationally influential bioethicists — Jualian Savulescu and Udo Schuklenk — join forces to advocate that society legally coerce doctors to kill. First, they deconstruct medical...
  • Terminally ill minor given assisted death in Belgium

    09/19/2016 9:24:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | September 17, 2016 | Thomas Adamson
    PARIS -- A terminally ill minor has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country did away with age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago, according to the senator who wrote the law. Liberal Senator Jean-Jacques De Gucht confirmed the death of the sick juvenile to The Associated Press Saturday. He said the minor was from Belgium's Flemish region, but declined to provide any further details about the patient to protect the privacy of the grieving family.
  • Death of a Society

    09/19/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Sensus Fidelium youtube ^ | Published on Aug 30, 2015 | Sensus Fidelium
    Death of a Society Destroying Marriage & the Family: An Essential Principle in the Culture of Death. Homily from 2008 before the election on the culture of death in our land. Father speaks of a story of an assisted suicide vote then brings in how the culture of death has attacked marriage & sex. For more please go to http://www.romans10seventeen.org/ & please say 3 Hail Marys for the priest Marriage provides a proper structure for family, and family is the unit cell of society. Society is made of families. Family is the building block of society. Changing the nature of...
  • Belgium euthanizes 'terminally ill child'

    09/17/2016 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.17.2016 | jar/sms (Reuters, AFP)
    A child suffering a fatal illness has become the first minor to be euthanized since age restrictions on mercy killings were lifted in the country. Mercy killings have become increasingly common in Benelux countries. The head of Belgium’s federal euthanasia commission gave no details of the child beyond saying the patient was an exceptional case of a young person with a terminal illness, the Het Nieuwsblad newspaper reported. […] Any request for euthanasia must be made by the child, approved by a panel of physicians, an independent psychiatrist or psychologist and have parental consent. But the case files — which...
  • When Assisted Suicide Becomes Coercive

    07/29/2016 9:06:34 AM PDT · by oblomov · 29 replies
    the Daily Signal ^ | 28 Jul 2016 | Hans Spakovsky
    Even the best intentions cannot reverse the insidious effects of a wrong policy. When those who advocate for assisted suicide cite a benevolent desire to relieve suffering, the horrifying results of such a practice still lie just beneath the surface. Recently, an elderly Vermont woman found herself repeatedly pressured to commit assisted suicide. Her grave ailment? Only a broken wrist. Nevertheless, staff at her rehab center “repeatedly asked the elderly woman if she was in pain or depressed; then they would remind her that she could commit doctor-prescribed suicide under the new law.” Advocates of assisted suicide have blown off...
  • Gallup: Euthanasia Now Accepted by 69% of Americans

    06/25/2016 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 24, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    A Gallup poll released today, June 24, found that the majority of Americans believe euthanasia should be legal, with 69 percent agreeing that when a person has an incurable disease and requests euthanasia “doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means.” The first time Gallup found a majority in favor of euthanasia was 1973. The percentage in favor of euthanasia grew from 53 percent in 1973 to 65 percent in 1990. […] While 69 percent of Americans agreed that doctors should be allowed to end patients’ lives by painless means, only 51 percent...
  • Gay man, 39, has asked to be euthanised under Belgium's radical right to die laws because he cannot

    06/10/2016 9:29:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | June 11, 2016 | STEVE DOUGHTY
    FULL TITLE: Gay man, 39, has asked to be euthanised under Belgium's radical right to die laws because he cannot accept his sexuality A gay Belgian man who says he cannot accept his sexuality has asked for the right to die using his country's radical euthanasia laws. The 39-year-old claims he is enduring extreme psychological suffering and that his sexuality has made him 'a prisoner in my own body'.
  • LA archbishop rips the seamless garment: Abortion and euthanasia ‘stand alone’

    06/08/2016 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06.07.16 | Claire Chretien
    LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop José Gomez tore apart the “seamless garment” argument that intrinsic evils and social ills are morally equivalent in the Los Angeles archdiocesan newspaper June 3.  Advocates of the “seamless garment” approach to moral issues and social justice, promoted by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, often use it to suggest a moral equivalency between issues like abortion, poverty, and immigration.  “The hard truth is that not all injustices in the world are ‘equal,’” wrote Gomez. “We can understand this perhaps better about issues in the past than we can with issues in...
  • Stopping Justin Trudeau’s Culture of Death

    05/31/2016 8:35:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Judi McLeod
    Disability snuff film, ‘Me Before You’ God help the most vulnerable in a society where the lib-left and Hollywood flagrantly extol the ‘Better Dead Than Disabled’ meme with a real life Parliament echoing the message of the soon to be released “disability snuff film”, ‘Me Before You’. “Me Before You” is the latest Hollywood blockbuster to grossly misrepresent the lived experience of the majority of disabled people. In the film, a young man becomes disabled, falls in love with his ‘carer’ and they have an incredible 6 months together. Despite her opposition, however, our hero does the “honorable” thing by...
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • D.A. Admits Breaking the Law When Indicting Planned Parenthood Investigator David Daleiden

    05/26/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An attorney representing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Josh Schaffer, has admitted that he pressured the Harris County District Attorney’s office to refocus a grand jury investigation away from his client and onto pro-life journalists David Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress. Schaeffer also confessed that Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell did an “end around” the State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to share sealed video evidence with Planned Parenthood. The grand jury later returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. Shaffer stated publicly that he was informed by the District Attorney’s office that no...
  • UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children [Prov 8]

    05/25/2016 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    OTTAWA, May 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — UNICEF Canada is pushing for assisted suicide and euthanasia for children — or "mature minors" — arguing that this conforms with the Charter, Canadian legal precedent and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a non-terminal illness or disability, according to UNICEF Canada's policy director Marvin Bernstein. UNICEF, or United Nations Children's Fund (originally, Emergency Fund) is a UN organization that is, according to its website, "on a mission to reach every child and ensure their well-being, no matter...
  • You said 'war', Mr Kouchner (French FM), and you were not mistaken... (Iran)

    09/29/2007 7:20:47 AM PDT · by Republicain · 14 replies · 166+ views
    Le Figaro ^ | 09/25/2007 | Andre Glucksmann
    Commentary by philosopher Andre Glucksmann A word is enough to raise a storm. Commentators' inkwells began to boil over and the West European governments declared their disapproval in a very undiplomatic manner. By citing the risk of war entailed by Iran's desire to build the bomb, and the need to prepare for this in order to avert it, did [French Foreign Minister] Bernard Kouchner commit blasphemy, displaying his naivety and lack of professionalism? He was promptly admonished by his counterparts, Sergey Lavrov in Moscow and [Massimo] D'Alema in Rome ("we must not talk about war now.") It was the same...
  • Thousands of dying patients given do not resuscitate orders without consent of families

    05/02/2016 3:56:30 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 5/2/16 | Harriet Line
    Hospitals across the UK are imposing do not resuscitate orders on tens of thousands of patients without informing their families, an audit has found. The investigation, by the Royal College of Physicians, estimated that around 200,000 patients are issued with the order for health workers not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In 16% of cases, the study found there was no record with the patient about making the order. The study also found that hospitals are failing to tell relations that they will not perform the potentially lifesaving technique. Its audit of 9,000 dying patients found that one in 5...
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Group Targets Blacks, Latinos

    05/02/2016 9:16:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The organization that helped 29-year-old Brittany Maynard achieve physician-assisted suicide in November of 2014 is now targeting “people of color” in a new initiative that seeks to “expand end-of-life options” for blacks, Latinos, and Asians in America.
  • Canada's new assisted suicide bill doesn't allow visitors

    04/14/2016 11:03:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2016 1:39 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Canada on Thursday introduced a new assisted suicide law that will apply only to citizens and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die. Canadian government officials said a person would have to be eligible for health services in Canada to take advantage of the law, which applies to “adults who are suffering intolerably and for whom death is reasonably foreseeable.” It says the person must be mentally competent, 18 or older, have a serious and incurable disease, illness or disability and be in an advanced state of irreversible decline of capability. Canada’s Supreme Court last...
  • It's Time to Shudder

    04/06/2016 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 5, 2016 | Wesley J. Smith
    It's Time to Shudder Wesley J. Smith April 5, 2016 2:04 AM | Permalink For years, I have documented the growing calls within bioethics and organ transplant medicine to kill the "dead donor" rule to allow live organ harvesting. Over at First Things, I note that euthanasia and organ harvesting have been conjoined in Belgium and Netherlands (and probably soon, Canada). And now, some doctors for those countries want to skip the lethal injection and kill the patient by removing organs. From the piece in the Journal of Medical Ethics: The dead donor rule states that donation should not cause...
  • Frisco hospice owner urged nurses to overdose patients so they would die quicker, FBI says

    03/30/2016 3:50:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/29/2016 | Jamie Knodel
    The owner of a Frisco medical company regularly directed nurses to overdose hospice patients with drugs such as morphine to speed up their deaths and maximize profits and sent text messages like, “You need to make this patient go bye-bye,” an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit for a search warrant obtained by NBC 5. The executive, Brad Harris, founded the company, Novus Health Care Services, Inc., in July 2012, according to state records. Novus’ office is on Dallas Parkway in Frisco. No charges have been filed against Novus or Harris. Harris, 34, did not return messages left with a...
  • The Secret to Ending Euthanasia: Valuing the Elderly

    03/16/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    American Life League ^ | 3/16/16 | Laura Kizior
    Life expectancy has increased significantly over the past several decades and people live longer now than they did even 50 years ago. The average American now lives to almost 79 years old, nearly double the life expectancy for the average person in 1900. Yet, despite the number of older folks in our society, lack of respect and care for the elderly has become an increasing problem. As our society embraces a “throwaway” and materialistic mindset, we see a decline in the birth rate as well as a greater aging population. As society loses respect for the human person at even the...
  • Assisted death will become legal in California in June

    03/10/2016 6:35:33 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 10, 2016 | Alexei Koseff
    Law allows physicians to provide lethal drugs to terminally ill patients Takes effect June 9, three months after conclusion of special session Bill’s author says everything is ready to go
  • Canada Declares War on Christian Doctors and Nurses

    03/04/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    First Things ^ | 3/4/16 | Wesley J. Smith
    Last year, the Canadian Supreme Court created a right to euthanasia and assisted suicide. To qualify for death, the court ruled unanimously, one must be a competent adult with a medically diagnosed condition causing "irremediable suffering"-a circumstance wholly determined by the patient and including "psychological suffering." The decision went well beyond mere legalization. Indeed, the court manufactured an enforceable legal right for qualified patients to receive what Canadian policymakers are euphemistically calling "medical aid in dying" (MAID). But what about doctors opposed to euthanasia? The court left with Parliament and the medical colleges (associations) the decision of whether and how...
  • (SOURCE: NATURALNEWS.COM 2015) FEMINIST CELEB: We need ‘Euthanasia Vans’ to drive around and get rid

    FEMINIST CELEB: We need ‘Euthanasia Vans’ to drive around and get rid of all the old people Katie Hopkins suggests that we create “euthanasia vans” that drives door-to-door and kills off the elderly. “We just have far too many old people,” the feminist says. “It’s ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people.” According to Hopkins, this can be carried out stylistically, you know, with a flair. “Euthanasia vans — just like ice-cream vans — that would come to your home,” Hopkins says “It would all be perfectly charming. They might...
  • The only incurable thing is the will to live!

    03/04/2016 7:03:50 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/4/16 | Michael Cook
    Mario Melazzini at work in Rome    Monday, February 29, was Rare Disease Day, an international initiative to promote awareness of the thousands of crippling disorders. It’s a good opportunity to highlight how courageously their victims deal with adversity.It would hard to find a better example of this than the new chairman of the board of Italy’s peak body for regulating pharmaceutical products, Agenzia italiana del Farmaco (AIFA), Mario Melazzini.Melazzini was appointed by the Minister of Health in January, after his predecessor resigned over conflict of interest issues. He was an unusual choice. For about 20 years he practiced as...
  • Canadian report recommends widening access to assisted suicide for ‘mature’ children

    02/29/2016 1:40:09 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 29, 2016
    The mentally ill and consenting minors in Canada should be allowed to choose physician-assisted suicide, a federal parliamentary committee recommended.The committee’s 70-page report was introduced in the House of Commons on February 25.A Supreme Court of Canada decision — known as the Carter case — unanimously struck down the Criminal Code of Canada’s ban on physician-assisted suicide to mentally competent but suffering and “irremediable” patients. Provisions of the decision took effect in February, but the committee’s recommendations would expand the current law.The parliamentary report recommends allowing physician-assisted suicide for people with psychiatric conditions, opens the way for “mature” children younger...
  • Pope calls Italy’s foremost abortion promoter one of nation’s ‘forgotten greats’

    02/25/2016 5:09:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/25/2016 | John-Henry Westen
    In a February 8 interview with one of Italy's most prominent dailies, Corriere Della Serra, Pope Francis praised Italy's leading proponent of abortion - Emma Bonino -- as one of the nation's "forgotten greats," comparing her to great historical figures such as Konrad Adenauer and Robert Schuman. Knowing that his praise of her may be controversial, the Pope said that she offered the best advice to Italy on learning about Africa, and admitted she thinks differently from us. "True, but never mind," he said. "We have to look at people, at what they do." At 27, Bonino had an illegal...
  • BREAKING: Canadian gvmt panel recommends forcing Christian hospitals to euthanize patients

    02/25/2016 12:12:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/25/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – All publicly funded institutions – which includes Christian hospitals and nursing homes – must be forced to provide assisted suicide and euthanasia, according to recommendations of the federal parliamentary committee in its report released today.But that “simply cannot happen and must not happen,” says Christian Elia, executive director Catholics Civil Rights League.“It’s very simple, Catholic hospitals can never participate in an intrinsically evil act, they cannot be forced,” Elia told LifesiteNews. “This can never be carried out, and they can expect a fight to the bitter end.”The all-party committee of 11 MPs and five...
  • What Your Children Don't Know Can Hurt Them

    02/24/2016 6:25:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    American Life League ^ | 2/24/16 | Laura Kizior
    We know that simply “being pro-life” is not enough to change the culture. Just studying the facts about how much abortion hurts women isn’t enough either. In order to build a culture of life in our society, students must be trained how to use their knowledge of pro-life topics to evangelize their peers. We must take the responsibility of educating the next generation of pro-life leaders, for if we do not help them learn about the threats against human dignity, evils like abortion and euthanasia will only become more widespread. Understandably, parents want to protect their children from the lies and temptations of...
  • Canada’s palliative care so bad that patients may opt for euthanasia, experts warn

    02/10/2016 9:43:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada has a “moral imperative” to fund palliative care because people have a dignity that “comes from God,” Canada’s top ranking Catholic cardinal told the special joint parliamentary committee on “physician-assisted dying” last week. The dignity of the human person is “inherent” and remains regardless of their circumstances, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Toronto archdiocese told the committee. “That’s why we don’t believe it’s right to kill them.” This belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human person motivates the Catholic Church’s mission of providing health care, including care for the dying, he said....
  • A peek behind Belgium’s euthanasia curtain

    02/08/2016 7:14:08 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 2/8/16 | Michael Cook
    Another euthanasia scandal in Belgium. Two sisters have complained on a television program, Terzake, about the euthanasia of their sister. Tine Nys was 38 at the time and had broken up with her live-in boyfriend. On Christmas Eve 2009 she announced that she was going to be euthanased.After interviews with doctors, she was given a lethal injection on April 24, 2010, with her mother and father and her two sisters, Lotte and Sophie, at her bedside.Belgium allows people to request euthanasia if they have unbearable psychological suffering, not just a terminal illness. Tine was obviously a troubled woman and 15...
  • Should people be denied choices at the end of life?

    01/29/2016 6:18:15 AM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/29/16 | Paul Russell
    Should people be denied choices at the end of life? It’s a loaded question: the suggestion that someone is being “denied choices” naturally gives rise to a sense of outrage and indignation. “How dare they!”But choices are not always possible, no matter how beneficent they may be; no matter how legitimate they may seem.To suggest, therefore, that people are “denied choices” is to infer that such choices are, indeed, legitimate.Some, of course, are a simple matter of choosing between one legitimate option and another. Some, but not all.Recently, I attended the funeral service for my brother’s father-in-law. An impressive, staunchly...
  • Keeping the piranhas busy: the terrifying implications of legalizing assisted suicide

    01/27/2016 10:33:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/27/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Jan. 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Reading the news these days, I’m reminded of a practice used for generations by the inhabitants of the Amazonian jungles. When crossing rivers with their cattle, they would need to ensure that the razor-toothed piranhas wouldn’t detect them splashing through the water. So a weak, old, or sickly cow would be led upstream and forced into the water. As the piranhas shot in for the kill and reduced the hapless animal to glistening bones in a matter of minutes, the rest of the herd would cross the river before the piranhas were done devouring the...
  • New Year's Resolve: Stand Against Physician-Assisted Suicide

    01/07/2016 8:02:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-06-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    New Year's Resolve: Stand Against Physician-Assisted Suicide Msgr. Charles Pope January 6, 2016 1 Comment In the coming year it looks as if there will be very aggressive attempts in both courts and legislatures to advance physician-assisted suicide (or as its proponents prefer to call it, the "right to die"). The recent legalization of physician-assisted suicide in California was a sad harbinger of what is being attempted in other states as well. Here in the Archdiocese of Washington, both the D.C. City Council and the Maryland state legislature are debating bills to make it legal.Thankfully, a rather significant coalition...
  • A higher standard than for cats and dogs

    01/02/2016 8:44:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | 12.23.15 | Father Tad Pacholczyk
    A higher standard than for cats and dogs Sometimes people will point out: "We euthanize our pets when they suffer, and they are clearly creatures of God, so why can't we euthanize a sick and suffering person who wants it? It seems like we treat our dogs and cats better than we treat our suffering family members." The way we treat animals, however, should not be the measure of how we treat fellow human beings. We keep animals as pets, but we don't do the same with humans. We use animals to make clothing and food, but we don't do...
  • Jahi McMath’s father sues hospital for trying to kill his daughter

    12/17/2015 12:13:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 158 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/17/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    OAKLAND, California, December 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – 13-year-old Jahi McMath went into cardiac arrest after a routine tonsillectomy in 2013. Jahi was in oxygen-deprived cardiac arrest for two hours, causing brain damage. Though Jahi lived, her doctors said she was "brain-dead," and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and Alameda County officials issued a death certificate.  Since Jahi has been declared "dead," insurance no longer covers her health care. Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, sued Jahi's doctor, Dr. Frederick Rosen, for failing to tell her that Jahi's surgery would be "complex and risky" due to Jahi's susceptibility to heavy bleeding and for failing...
  • Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people(in 4 yrs)

    09/17/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Tibetan Review ^ | 09/05/10
    Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people (TibetanReview.net, Sep05, 2010) Recently declassified Chinese Communist Party archives show that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tsetung's regime cased the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen, reported the ANI news service Sep 3, citing a new publication from Hong Kong. Mao's Great Famine, by Frank Dikotter, Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, is reported to show that 45 million Chinese people were killed between 1958 and 1961. Chinese propaganda posters of the late 1950s show smiling young workers marching jubilantly towards unity under the...
  • Creeping euthanasia

    12/12/2015 8:59:06 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Dec, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    For over a century, progressive social engineers dreamed of ridding society of those deemed useless or inferior. The eugenics movement, whose most effective proponent was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, wanted to prevent births of undesirables, by which Sanger (and others, like Woodrow Wilson) meant blacks, among others.
  • The case of the vanished euthanasia files

    12/07/2015 6:03:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 12/7/15 | Ian Dowbiggin
    Imagine for a moment that reporters broke the news that the Vatican had destroyed the bulk of its archival records. Researchers around the world justifiably might accuse the Roman Catholic Church of a deliberate cover-up.Well, the Vatican has done no such thing. But it appears as if the right-to-die movement has. If so, one might well ask; why did people in the movement do it? Are they trying to hide something about their past?One thing is clear: if the euthanasia movement’s records have indeed been destroyed, a lot of history has vanished, Orwell-like, down a cavernous memory hole. And with it,...
  • Family Suing PETA After Employee Stole, Euthanized Dog

    11/25/2015 9:09:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Trent Baker
    A Virginia family whose dog was euthanized by PETA last year is suing the animal rights group for up to $9 million, according to a report by KXAN. The Zarate family's home surveillance video captured their pet chihuahua, Maya, being taken in October 2014. PETA later admitted that their former employee did make a "tragic mistake" by euthanizing Maya without the family's permission. ...
  • Ben Carson Says Trying to Save Terri Schiavo’s Life Was “Much Ado About Nothing”

    11/16/2015 6:36:08 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Washington Post reports that a local reporter caught up with Carson about the infamous case when he was in town in Florida for a speaking engagement. From the report: "We face those kinds of issues all the time and while I don't believe in euthanasia, you have to recognize that people that are in that condition do have a series of medical problems that occur that will take them out," he said. "Your job [as a doctor] is to keep them comfortable throughout that process and not to treat everything that comes up." When the reporter asked whether Carson...
  • How is ‘assisted suicide’ anything other than the glorification of suicide?

    11/16/2015 8:28:48 AM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/16/15 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Nov. 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - I’d like the defenders of euthanasia and so-called “death with dignity” to explain something to me. How is the legalization and relentless promotion of “assisted suicide” not the “glorification of suicide”? I’m tired of all of transparently mindless babble about how “assisted suicide” is not a slippery slope. The phrase itself screams with denial: “Wanna kill yourself? Here, let us help you with that.” When helping people kill themselves is referred to as “end-of-life care” rather than “accomplice to murder,” who will be picking up the phone at the other end of the suicide prevention...
  • Jeb Bush says "you gotta step up" and kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 1:09:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/9/15 | Dylan Matthews
    So this is the world we live in now. Asked by the Huffington Post whether he would go back in time and kill baby Hitler, Jeb Bush said, "Hell yeah, I would! You gotta step up, man." But do you? Should you? Given certain assumptions, killing baby Hitler isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in Germany, and World War II and the Holocaust are averted, and nothing worse than World War II transpires...
  • Jeb: 'Hell yeah’ I’d kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 12:46:47 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 200 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said in an interview Monday that he would personally kill an infant Adolf Hitler. “Hell yeah I would,” he told The Huffington Post when asked about killing the Nazi leader as a baby.
  • California becomes fifth state to allow physician-assisted suicide

    10/05/2015 5:52:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    California’s wrenching yearlong legislative debate over the right to die culminated Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a bill making California the fifth state to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. As a Democrat and former Catholic seminarian, Mr. Brown was caught between two opposing sides of the right-to-die debate, and had given little indication of whether he would sign the bill before it reached his desk in early September. “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” Mr. Brown said in his signing statement....
  • How to talk about physician-assisted suicide: setting the record straight on ‘compassion’

    09/29/2015 5:36:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/25/15 | John Stonestreet
    September 25, 2015 (BreakPoint) -- Yesterday, Eric Metaxas told you about the recent approval of physician-assisted suicide by the California legislature. Citing the work of Rosaria Butterfield, he gave us an historical perspective on how we as a culture have arrived at this troubling moment. Now today, I’d like to talk with you about what we can do, what we must do, to defend life to our friends and neighbors. To start, we have to understand this: While Christians believe (or at least should believe) that all human life is sacred from conception to natural death, many of our neighbors don’t...
  • Transgender woman details ordeal TSA put her through...after bodyscanner picked up her 'anomaly'

    09/22/2015 3:20:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 63 replies
    A transgender woman has described how she was kept in airport security because TSA agents questioned why an 'anomaly' was picked up on the bodyscanner . Shadi Petosky was preparing to board a flight from Orlando International Airport on Monday when she was held up after going through the female line. The writer and producer was then questioned by a TSA agent and told she would have be run through as a man, otherwise there would be a 'problem'. The frequent flyer, who claims she has never experienced problems at airport security before, then began tweeting about her ordeal which...
  • Breaking: Ontario quietly adopts new policy forcing doctors to take part in euthanizing patients

    09/17/2015 9:40:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/15 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, September 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ontario’s governing body for doctors issued an official policy last week that forces doctors unwilling to kill patients or help them commit suicide to directly refer them to a doctor who would. The policy, titled Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care, was quietly released by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario September 10, seven months after Canada’s highest court ruled that doctors could actively participate in bringing about the deaths of their patients. Patients cannot request death until the ruling comes into effect February 2016. In the “managing conflicts” section dealing...