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  • 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.
  • The Eugenic Murder of Baby John Bollinger

    01/26/2017 10:32:04 AM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Kyle Weissman
    In 2005, Terri Schiavo, a severely brain damaged woman was put to death for being what liberals considered a burden on the rest of society. Schiavo had become disabled, from severe cardiac arrhythmia and arrest resulting from Anorexia and Bulimia in 1990. Terri Schiavo was comatose and was in a minimum conscience state. Her prognosis was poor. Terri's husband Michael had decided that Schiavo had suffered long enough in her condition and wanted to end her life. As ad litem guardian, Michael Schiavo her husband wanted her feeding tube removed so that her life would end. Whether or not it...
  • 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 · 35 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'.