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  • Canadian Hospice to Be Shuttered for Refusing Euthanasia

    01/12/2021 6:55:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/8/21 | Wesley J. Smith
    I have written here before about Delta Hospice in British Columbia, which has been under unremitting pressure by the government of the province — including a funding cutoff — only because it refuses to participate in euthanasia. It is now being forced to lay off clinical workers and faces eviction. From the press release: The board of DHS deeply regrets being compelled to take this action. Tragically, as the video and the attached background document make clear, we have been left no other choice due to the Fraser Health Authority canceling our service agreement and 35-year lease. Fraser Health is...
  • UK hospital removes food, water from unconscious Polish Catholic euthanasia victim on Christmas Eve

    12/28/2020 5:25:23 AM PST · by xomething · 12 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/24/2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    POLAND, December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The sister of a man effectively sentenced to death by euthanasia by an appeals court yesterday has reached out to LifeSiteNews to say that her brother was not as ill as has been reported. During yesterday’s court session, it was stated that the man, known only as RS or P, was in a coma. His sister rejects this statement. “He is not on a respirator,” she wrote from Poland. “He is breathing on his own.” There is a publication ban in the United Kingdom on the name of all the parties in the case....
  • Spain’s Lower House Votes to Legalize Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    12/28/2020 5:18:32 AM PST · by xomething · 4 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/26/2020 | Right to Life UK
    Spain’s Congress of Deputies, the lower house of Spain’s legislative body, has voted in favour of legalising euthanasia by a vote of 198-138. On Thursday 17th December, the Spanish Parliament took the country one step closer to making euthanasia and assisted suicide legal. The legislation will now pass on to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. The bill was opposed by the Popular and Vox parties. The proposed legislation will allow both euthanasia and assisted suicide, whereas previous failed attempts to introduce legislation to the United Kingdom have only proposed to allow assisted suicide. The criteria under which...
  • Dutch doctors now permitted to sedate patients in secret before euthanising them

    12/27/2020 5:09:01 AM PST · by xomething · 29 replies
    Doctors in the Netherlands are now permitted to secretly sedate patients who have dementia before euthanising them. New regulations say that in those cases where a patient has dementia and has previously requested euthanasia, “it is not necessary for the doctor to agree with the patient the time or manner in which euthanasia will be given.” The regulations are the result of a murder trial against a Dutch doctor, Marinor Arends, who gave her dementia patient sleeping pills without the patients knowledge, to stop her resisting, before administering a lethal injection. Before her dementia deteriorated, the patient had told medics...
  • 80% of New Zealand Residents Did Not Understand They Were Voting to Euthanize People

    12/27/2020 5:02:49 AM PST · by xomething · 29 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/26/2020 | Right to Life UK
    Polling suggests that 80% of those who voted in October’s assisted suicide referendum in New Zealand misunderstood what the law would actually do.In October, the ‘End of Life Choice Act’ became law through a binding referendum where 65.2% of voters supported the Act. However, according to group Euthanasia-Free NZ “Polling during the advance voting period showed that 80% of New Zealand adults were misunderstanding what the End of Life Choice Act would legalise”.“Only 20% of respondents knew that this Act would not make it legal to turn off machines that are keeping people alive”. [emphasis original]Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ,...
  • Stop Telling People With Disabilities They Might be Better Off Dead

    12/24/2020 5:52:08 PM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/23/2020 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Toronto Star published an excellent article on December 21, 2020 by Lisa Bendall, a disability leader and former editor of Abilities Magazine. Bendall’s article concerns Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, and its effect on people with disabilities. Bill C-7 is currently being debated by Canada’s Senate. Bendall explains: Senators are currently deliberating Bill C-7, which would allow assisted suicide for people who aren’t near death. Not all people, mind you; just people who happen to have disabilities. While many of us fear that this bill might steer vulnerable people toward an untimely death, others argue...
  • President Trump Files UN Declaration Saying “There is No International Right to Abortion”

    12/21/2020 6:10:22 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/21/2020 | Stefano Gennarini JD
    Secretary General. Joined by 34 other countries, the document enshrines the Trump administration’s pro-life diplomacy on the official record of the General Assembly. “The United States strongly supports the dignity of all human beings and protecting life from the moment of conception throughout the lifespan,” Ambassador Kelly Craft wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres transmitting the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. Following the letter, the declaration was issued as an official document of the United Nations last week and circulated on December 11, after having been translated into all six official UN languages....
  • Spain legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide for long-suffering patients with incurable diseases

    12/18/2020 1:57:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2020 | Elmer Scully
    Spain has legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide for long-suffering patients with incurable diseases. The Bill, which was backed by Spain's left-wing coalition government and several other parties, passed in a 198-138 vote. The conservative Popular Party and the far-right Vox party voted 'No'. The Bill will now continue its legislative journey, facing a vote in the Senate, where it is also expected to pass. According to the draft of the law approved by the lower house, it will not be put into effect until three months after being published in the government gazette. 'As a society, we cannot remain impassive...
  • Canadian bill expanding legal euthanasia heads to Senate for review

    12/14/2020 3:50:01 AM PST · by xomething · 8 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/12/2020 | Anthony Murdoch
    OTTAWA, Ontario, December 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The Canadian House of Commons has sent Bill C-7, which would expand provisions for assisted suicide in Canada, to the Senate for review after the contentious bill passed the third reading yesterday. A total of 213 Members of Parliament (MP) voted in favor of the bill, with 106 votes against it. 15 Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MPs voted for the bill, with all the rest (103) voting against it, including CPC leader Erin O’Toole. All NDP, Green, and Bloc Quebecois MPs voted for the bill. Most Liberal MPs save for two voted...
  • Medical Murder Gains New Tools [semi-satire]

    12/10/2020 9:07:19 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Dec 2020 | John Semmens
    The policy of terminating the lives of the "hopelessly demented" in the Netherlands has often been difficult when patients objected to being put to death. Now, thanks to the Regional Euthanasia Review Committee (RTE), physicians will be allowed to "sedate patients who are agitated or excessively aggressive in fighting for their lives." Additionally, the RTE has determined that "it is not necessary for the doctor to agree with the patient concerning the time or manner in which euthanasia will be given. Doctors should have the right to use the element of surprise to overwhelm any resistance to the procedure." These...
  • Dutch Doctors Can Now Sedate 'Agitated' Dementia Patients Before Using a Lethal Substance to End Their Lives

    12/03/2020 1:03:18 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    CBN ^ | 12/01/2020 | Andrea Morri
    Physicians in the Netherlands are now authorized to sedate dementia patients - without prior approval - before euthanizing them if it is conceivable that they will become "agitated or aggressive" while the doctor gears up to end their life.The policy change comes after the review committee for cases of euthanasia updated its policies for patients diagnosed with dementia or a similar health condition, The Guardian reports.One amended policy states that for dementia patients, "it is not necessary for the doctor to agree with the patient the time or manner in which euthanasia will be given..."
  • Elderly Woman Takes Her Own Life to Avoid Anguish and Loneliness of Another Lockdown

    11/28/2020 9:28:43 AM PST · by xomething · 50 replies
    lifenews ^ | 11/27/2020 | Wesley Smith
    An elderly Canadian woman was killed by her doctor because she would rather be dead than go through another COVID lockdown. When it looked like she would have to be confined to her room for two weeks, she asked for — and received — the lethal jab due to declining mental health and vitality. From the CTV story: Nancy Russell, described by her family as exceptionally social and spry, was one such person. Her family says she chose a medically-assisted death (MAID) after she declined so sharply during lockdown that she didn’t want to go through more isolation this winter…...
  • MEET JOE BIDEN’S COVID ADVISOR

    11/10/2020 9:21:22 AM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Kayleigh McEnany Twitter ^ | 11/10/20 | Kayleigh McEnany
    MEET JOE BIDEN’S COVID ADVISOR: pic.twitter.com/EsAAe8UOSP— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 10, 2020 Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel
  • Joe Biden Coronavirus Adviser: Vaccine Should Be Distributed Globally, Not to America First

    11/09/2020 5:48:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who was named to Joe Biden’s coronavirus advisory team on Monday, published a paper in September arguing that any coronavirus vaccine should be distributed globally according to something called the “Fair Priority Model.” Emanuel, the lead author on a paper in Science called “An ethical framework for global vaccine allocation,” argued that there should be a “fair international distribution of vaccine,” rather than what he and his co-authors call “vaccine nationalism.”
  • New Zealand to Introduce Extreme Assisted Suicide Law

    11/03/2020 6:02:34 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Reformation Charlotte ^ | October 30, 2020 | Staff
    New Zealand has voted to introduce an extreme assisted suicide law in a binding public referendum. Preliminary results, announced by the country’s electoral commission today, show 65.2% of voters supported the End of Life Choice Act coming into force as a new law. An estimated 480,000 special votes still need to be counted, but the margin between the support and opposition is so wide that the referendum is likely to succeed. The official results of the euthanasia vote will be published November 6, with the new law coming into effect one year later. The introduction of the law follows New...
  • Spain: Fifth in Europe to Sanction Euthanasia

    11/02/2020 6:21:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/2/20 | Martin Barillas
    Socialists expand global Culture of DeathMADRID (ChurchMilitant.com) - Spain passed its first law that not only allows euthanasia but also recognizes death as a right. Spain thus becomes the fifth in Europe to legalize the practice. Euthanasia (namely, sanctioned homicide) or assisted suicide has extended even to children as young as 12 in the Netherlands, for example. So far in Spain, it is for the intended adult victim alone to request the combination of substances to induce death. Sponsored by Spain's Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), its proponents promise that it will allow a "dignified death." To be applied, however, the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/30/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/30/2020 10:27:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A curfew in Philadelphia tonight from 9pm to 6am. Streets in the downtown area closed. Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard deployed... A federal judge in Portland granting a preliminary injunction saying that federal officers denied First Amendment rights to peaceful protesters... Walmart removing firearms and ammunition from display floors...Today Walmart reversing course... The country with the highest coronavirus infection rate in Europe moving to a national lockdown. Belgium shutting down... In Canada Winnipeg the largest city in Manitoba moving to a Code Red coronavirus lockdown... An earthquake measuring 7.0 struck off the coast of Turkey today... The current UK...
  • New Zealand voters say ‘yes’ in referendum to doctors helping to kill sick patients

    10/30/2020 7:12:19 PM PDT · by xomething · 24 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/30/2020 | Michelle Kaufman
    A majority of New Zealand voters have agreed to the End of Life Choice Act coming into force, which will usher in euthanasia and assisted suicide. Passed by Parliament in November 2019, the End of Life Choice Act will be enacted after citizens voted in favor of it through a binding referendum that took place during the general election on October 17. Although the final tally will not be available until November 6, preliminary referendum results reveal that 65.2 percent of voters are in favor of the Act. It is unlikely that the remaining special votes will significantly change the...
  • The Netherlands considering allowing euthanasia for terminally ill kids under 12

    10/13/2020 6:31:16 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    NYPost ^ | 10/13/2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The Netherlands is considering allowing kids 12 and under to be euthanized if they are terminally ill and have no hope of recovery. Health Minister Huge de Jonge proposed the new policy to the States General of the Netherlands, the country’s legislature, on Tuesday, saying termination of life should be accessible for “a small group of terminally ill children,” the NL Times reported. Currently, assisted suicide is legal in the country for babies under one-year-old and children over the age of 12 but De Jonge is concerned for the young people in between those age groups and their access to...
  • No, Other Policies Don’t Morally Outweigh The Democrat Party’s Support For Murder

    09/15/2020 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 15, 2020 | Daniel Maria Klimek
    Father Martin's statements — even those covered under the guise of 'objectivity' — appear to be more faithful to a political agenda than to Catholic teaching. In several tweets pertaining to faithful voting for Catholics, the popular Jesuit priest and author Fr. James Martin, S.J., who offered prayers during the 2020 Democratic National Convention, presents a distorted view of Catholic moral teaching about voting while creating unnecessary confusion for the faithful.Among the most misleading impressions Martin promulgates is posting an out-of-context quote from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in which the former head of the CDF (and current pope emeritus) articulated: “When...