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  • Canadians less satisfied in their access to health care than Americans: poll

    09/07/2022 7:40:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | September 7, 2022 | Nick Logan
    Terence Graham has been waiting anxiously for weeks to receive urgent CT scan results after experiencing "noticeable swelling" in the back of his head that gave him "blinding headaches." The 55-year-old Canadian Forces veteran, who lives in Laird, Ont., about 40 kilometres southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, said he was checked out at the local emergency department on July 27. Not only did it take nearly three weeks to get the scan, he says he's since been unable to get the results. The findings of a new Angus Reid Institute poll conducted in Canada and the U.S. in August suggest...
  • Canadian veteran suffering from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury was offered EUTHANASIA when he called Veteran Affairs Canada hotline for help - as Canadian Government orders 'full and thorough' investigation into the case

    08/22/2022 1:45:01 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 22 August 2022 | Emma James for dailymail.com
    Canada’s federal government has ordered a ‘full and thorough’ investigation after a Veterans Affairs Canada employee encouraged a veteran to undergo assisted suicide when he called for help. The Canadian Forces veteran was seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury when he was casually offered medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in July. A VAC employee reportedly brought up MAiD unprompted in the conversation with the veteran, who was ‘deeply disturbed’ by the suggestion.
  • Ireland Set to Form Special Committee to Consider Legalizing Assisted Suicide

    08/16/2022 6:46:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Live Action ^ | 8/14/22 | Nancy Flanders
    Following the passage of the Dying with Dignity Bill in the lower house of the Irish legislature last year, the Irish Parliament Justice Committee recommended the formation of a special committee on assisted suicide. The committee is expected to meet in October to review the possibility of legalizing assisted death, according to The Journal. People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny said he hopes the committee will be the “beginning of a serious conversation in eventually changing the law around this issue in the lifetime of this government.” The Dying with Dignity Bill would allow people diagnosed with terminally health conditions...
  • Associated Press: Disability experts accuse Canada of using assisted suicide to dispose of the disabled

    08/12/2022 6:58:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2022 | Ed Morrissey
    The horror stories from Canada about pressure for “assisted suicide” choices on the disabled and those with profoundly-chronic illness rarely make news in American media outlets. That makes this report from the Associated Press eye-popping indeed. Disability advocates in Canada have leveled accusations that Canada’s nationalized health-care system has used the legalized assisted-suicide system as a vehicle for euthanasia and cost savings:Nichols’ family reported the case to police and health authorities, arguing that he lacked the capacity to understand the process and was not suffering unbearably — among the requirements for euthanasia. They say he was not taking needed medication,...
  • Studio 54 Owner Mark Fleischman Dies of Assisted Suicide in Switzerland

    07/13/2022 7:07:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 134 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 13, 2022 | Joe Tacopino
    Mark Fleischman, the owner of legendary Midtown nightclub Studio 54, died by assisted suicide in Switzerland, a report said. He was 82. Fleischman was unable to walk and his speech was impaired after getting sick in 2016. Doctors couldn’t diagnose his condition. “I can’t walk, my speech is f–ked up, and I can’t do anything for myself,” he told The Post last month.
  • ‘Back Off, Dude, I’ll Shoot You’: Grandmother Said She Killed Home Intruder Who Was ‘Never Fazed’ by Gun, Warning Shots

    05/25/2022 6:07:28 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 31 replies
    LawAndCrime ^ | 25 May 2022 | Alberto Luperon
    Mixed feelings abound after an older Florida woman said she shot and killed a man who had broken into her home. Virginia Morrison, 69, told outlets she was protecting herself and her partner after a stranger—later identified as Ezequiel Rosario-Torres, 38—entered her home on Sunday, said nothing, and refused to leave, even in the face of separate warning shots. “I have feelings. I have God in my life,” she told WOFL. “That’s my main thing: Wondering if God’s going to forgive me for taking a life. It bothers me.” But at least one member of Rosario-Torres’ family suggested he wanted...
  • End of life tweet stirs debate

    04/17/2022 6:49:43 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    twitter ^ | Apr 17, 2022· | marlies smits
    @marliessmits64 Dear dear followers and other people, this is my last tweet. In a few days I will receive the final injection to end my life: multiple sclerose has won😢 @RedChocolateBox Replying to @marliessmits64 2 please don’t do this Jesus loves you, please cry out to Him please I’m beseeching you, please don’t take your own life, I can’t believe how many are agreeing with this, please please don’t do it 😭😭😭 Theresa Ramseyer @tramseyer Replying to @RedChocolateBox and @marliessmits64 Please stop. Her decision is made, with much thought and consideration, including her feelings about religion and relationships. Please stop...
  • California sued for forcing doctors to help suicides

    03/01/2022 7:54:32 AM PST · by TedMartin · 6 replies
    Press California ^ | 3/1/22 | Greg Burt
    From Greg Burt, CFCSacramento, Calif. -- A Christian physician is suing the state of California in federal court lover a recently signed law that forces doctors to facilitate a terminally ill person’s desire to kill themselves. The lawsuit, filed last week by Alliance Defending Freedom and the Life Legal Defense Foundation, accuses the state of violating the First Amendment free speech and religious liberty rights of physicians by compelling them “to choose between abandoning their livelihoods or obeying government commands that violate their religious conscience and compel them to speak and act in ways that contravene their religious faith.” “California’s...
  • Virginia Senate Democrats Vote For Allowing Babies Who Survive Abortions To Die Without Care

    02/21/2022 9:43:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/21/2022 | Ashley Bateman
    The Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate has proven a tough battle ground for pro-lifers, with losses and wins in the session’s first 30 days.As Virginia rounds the corner in its first session of 2022, legislation passed in the state’s pro-life House faces major challenges in the Senate. Although Virginia ushered in a pro-life governor this January, the Senate is still controlled by pro-abortion Democrats.Last Tuesday’s “crossover” day marked a turning point in the 60-day session, as bills passed in the House and Senate moved down the hall for further votes. The Republican-controlled Virginia House passed HB 304, the Born Alive Infant Protection...
  • Universal Health Care Bill Fails to Pass in California

    01/31/2022 8:04:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    SFgate ^ | Jan. 31, 2022 | Adam Beam
    A bill that would have created the nation's only government-funded universal health care system died in the California Assembly on Monday as Democrats could not gather enough support to bring it for a vote ahead of a legislative deadline. The bill had to pass by midnight on Monday to have a chance at becoming law this year. Democrats needed 41 votes for that to happen, a threshold that did not seem impossible given that they control 56 of the 80 seats in the state Assembly and universal health care has long been a priority for the party. But intense lobbying...
  • Legislator Dies Using Medical Suicide Law He Helped Pass

    01/19/2022 1:35:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    AP News ^ | 1/19 | Lisa Rathke
    A former Vermont legislator and House majority leader has died with the help of a law he himself helped pass that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives, his wife said. Willem Jewett died Jan. 12 at his home in Ripton at age 58, said his wife, Ellen McKay Jewett. He was diagnosed with mucosal melanoma over a year ago. In the days before his death, he supported changes to the 2013 law to make it easier for terminally ill people to navigate and get a prescription, VTDigger first reported. “It is very Willem fashion to still be...
  • Shock! Doctors given bonus to euthanize 'severely hospitalized' COVID patients

    12/26/2021 10:22:53 AM PST · by DFG · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 12/26/2021 | Nancy Flanders
    The New Zealand government has announced that patients admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 can be killed via euthanasia, according to Scoop. In November, anti-euthanasia group #DefendNZ asked the New Zealand Ministry of Health (MOH) questions about the practice of the nation’s End of Life Choice Act (EOLC Act). One of these questions was, “Could a patient who is severely hospitalised with Covid-19 potentially be eligible for assisted suicide or euthanasia under the Act if a health practitioner viewed their prognosis as less than 6 months?” The EOLC Act states that a person who has a “terminal illness that is...
  • Obsessing Over ‘The Health Of The Nation’ Conjures Some Very Dark Places

    12/08/2021 10:29:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 8, 2021 | Maureen Mullarkey
    Hatred of vaccine dissidents expresses itself first in marginalization and demonization. Then it advances to punishment. The larger end game appears to have little to do with public health.Twentieth-century authoritarian regimes were obsessed with cleansing the “unfit” from the national body. A revival of that toxic urge seeps toward us like gas under a threshold. The leakage is global. Nevertheless, recent news out of Germany provides a unique lesson in the tenacity of a malignant ideology. In mid-November, Germany’s Euthanasia Society declared COVID vaccination a requirement for physician-assisted suicide. Citing public health concerns, the nation that identified “life-unworthy-of-life” (Lebensunwertes Leben)...
  • Switzerland Approves Assisted ‘Suicide Capsule’ [According to liberals, nitrogen asphyxiation is too painful to use in executions, but is completely painless when used for assisted suicide]

    12/06/2021 12:38:41 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    Daily Beast via yahoo.com ^ | December 6, 2021 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    Switzerland has just legalized a new way to die by assisted suicide. The country’s medical review board has just given authorization for use of the Sarco Suicide Pod, which is a 3-D-printed portable coffin-like capsule with windows that can be transported to a tranquil place for a person’s final moments of life. Conventional assisted-suicide methods have generally involved a chemical substance. Inventor Philip Nitschke of Exit International told the website SwissInfo.ch that his “death pod” offers a different approach. “We want to remove any kind of psychiatric review from the process and allow the individual to control the method themselves,”...
  • Assisted dying: 'Why I'm ending my life, while I still can'

    08/02/2021 11:11:27 PM PDT · by RandFan · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | Aug 3 | Paul Murphy-Kasp
    David Peace has motor neurone disease, a terminal illness which gradually affects the brain and nerves. He says he intends to travel to a Swiss clinic to end his life before his condition prevents him from making the journey. David, who lives in central London, is one of a number of people behind renewed calls to update England and Wales assisted dying laws to allow terminally ill people, with six months to live, the right to end their life, subject to strict criteria. A second reading of the assisted dying bill is due to take place in the House of...
  • One Out of 25 in the Netherlands Died of Euthanasia in 2020

    04/25/2021 6:41:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Bio Edge ^ | 4/25/21 | Richard Egan
    Here are the latest figures for euthanasia in the Netherlands, drawn from the 2020 annual report. * With 6938 deaths by euthanasia, this accounted for 4.12% of all deaths. (If the estimated 15,000 extra deaths from Covid-19 were put aside, the rate would be 4.52%) * There were two cases of euthanasia for Covid-19 in 2020. * With one more case of child euthanasia (a boy aged 12-16), a total of 16 children aged 12-17 have been euthanised since 2002. * The Supreme Court's decision allowing surreptitiously sedating a person with dementia in order to ensure non-resistance to euthanasia "requested"...
  • What’s Wrong With PBS’s Pro-Suicide Special, ‘When My Time Comes’

    04/20/2021 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    For a program broadcast on a taxpayer-funded network, much of its contents seemed one-sided, even for PBS. It also ignores underlying political currentsA recent PBS special on end-of-life care raises important policy and philosophical questions about a subject many Americans avoid. But the special, entitled “When My Time Comes” and hosted by former NPR host Diane Rehm — who wrote a book with the same title last year — offers a troubling set of answers.Rehm came to the end-of-life issue from personal experience. Her first husband, John Rehm, died in 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The...
  • Medical Aid in Dying Can Ease Suffering for Many New Yorkers. That’s Why a Strong Majority of New York Physicians Supports It

    02/23/2021 12:28:41 PM PST · by Shady · 46 replies
    Empirenewyork.com ^ | 2/22/21 | Robert Milch, MD
    “As one moves from the stands to the arena, the perspective on the bull changes,” so goes a Spanish proverb. I have practiced medicine for more than 50 years. Helping to ease suffering has been my life’s work. I co-founded Hospice Buffalo more than 40 years ago to help patients who were dying, to ensure that their final days, weeks and months could be as comfortable, pain-free and fulfilling as possible.
  • Portuguese Parliament Approves Law to Legalise Euthanasia

    01/30/2021 6:05:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/21 | Catarina Demony
    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise euthanasia, setting the country up to become the seventh in the world to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their life. “With this vote, parliament added dignity to our democracy,” Left Bloc lawmaker Jose Manuel Pureza said, calling the approval by 136-78 votes with four abstentions a “democratic answer to fundamentalism and fear”. The law legalises the practice in certain cases and under strict rules. People aged over 18 will be allowed to request assistance in dying if they are terminally ill and suffering...
  • Assisted suicide: German government seeks to regulate practice

    01/31/2021 12:32:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.29.2021 | Elliot Douglas
    “We want to set the record straight — everyone has a right to self-determined death.” With these words, Free Democrat Member of Parliament Katrin Helling-Plahr introduced a cross-party draft bill to the German parliament that would regulate legal assisted suicide for the first time. The ban on so-called business-like assisted suicide in Germany was lifted almost a year ago by a ruling of the constitutional court. But without legislation to regulate the process, the right has existed “only on paper” for many people, as Helling-Plahr put it on Twitter. According to the bill, which was introduced by Helling-Plahr along with...