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  • Judge rules Muslim woman in her 30s who gave birth after contracting Covid at 32 weeks pregnant should be allowed to die after her condition deteriorated - despite family's belief that 'only God can end life'

    02/24/2021 4:57:37 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/24/2021 | Milly Vincent
    A woman in her early 30s, who gave birth to a son a month ago and has Covid-19, should be allowed to die against her family's wishes, a judge has decided. Mr Justice Hayden ruled that doctors can lawfully stop providing life-support treatment to the woman, who has an underlying health condition and is in an induced coma. A specialist told him that everything had been tried and the woman's chances of recovery were 'zero'. The judge considered the case at an urgent virtual hearing in the Court of Protection, where issues relating to people who lack the mental capacity...
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • California Bill to Force M.D. Participation in Assisted Suicide

    02/20/2021 6:27:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/11/21 | Wesley J. Smith
    When activists successfully legalized assisted suicide in California, they persuaded the California Medical Association to shift from opposition to neutrality with the promise that no doctor would be forced to participate. But here’s the thing with assisted suicide: Such promises are made to be broken. Now that assisted suicide is well-ensconced in California culture, a bill has been filed that would destroy medical conscience for doctors who oppose assisted suicide. From SB 380 (new text in italics): (3) If a health care provider is unable or unwilling to carry out a qualified individual’s request under this part and the qualified...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 1/29/2021 Newsdump Friday

    01/29/2021 9:03:19 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/29/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    A 74-year woman hospitalized in Vancouver, Washington last night for hydration to recover from a Urinary Tract Infection couldn't get out of the hospital tonight because she had not been tested for COVID-19. Clark County sheriff's deputies by the dozens showing up with Washington State Patrol and Vancouver City Police. It all happened when Gayle Meyer's daughter with power of attorney tried to get her out of the Salmon Creek Medical Center. Mace used to prevent the daughter's entry by law enforcement who also grabbed her by the neck. Activists from People's Rights Washington showing up outside the hospital law...
  • Bishops Advise Spaniards to Carry Letter Protecting Them from Euthanasia

    01/22/2021 6:56:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 1/22/21 | John Burger
    If passed, law would make Spain sixth country to allow "mercy killing."Don’t leave home without it. That’s the message, basically, from the Catholic Bishops of Spain, who are renewing their longstanding invitation for concerned citizens to draft a living will to protect against being involuntarily killed under a government-backed euthanasia law. In December, Spanish lawmakers voted in favor of a law decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. If the Senate gives it final approval, Spain would be Europe’s sixth country to allow active euthanasia. “This proposed law says euthanasia cannot be applied if the person has previously signed a document with...
  • 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…...

    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:— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 10, 2020 Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel