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  • ren Medics Quitting Jobs Over ‘Distress Caused by Rightwing Christian Group’

    11/29/2023 3:31:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 27 Nov 2023 | Josh Halliday
    London-based Christian Legal Centre behind a number of end-of-life court cases ‘prolonging suffering’, doctors sayMedics treating critically ill babies are quitting their jobs owing to “considerable moral distress” caused by a rightwing Christian group behind a series of end-of-life court cases, the Guardian has been told. Senior doctors claimed the behaviour of some evangelical campaigners was “prolonging the suffering” of seriously ill infants. They accused them of “selling falsehoods and lies” to families and of using legal tactics condemned by judges. One paediatric intensive care consultant described how he was pelted with eggs and “barraged” inside a hospital during protests...
  • 80% of Dutch support expanding assisted suicide for people even without terminal illnesses: poll

    11/18/2023 8:22:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/18/2023 | Michael Gryboski
    The vast majority of people living in the Netherlands support expanding assisted suicide for older citizens who are not facing a serious or life-threatening illness.The English-language Dutch news outlet NL Times reported last week that a recent poll conducted by Kieskompas of nearly 200,000 people found that 80% of the Dutch supported enabling elderly people who feel they've reached the end of their lives to obtain assisted suicide. In other words, a supermajority of respondents favor allowing assisted suicide regardless of whether the person requesting it is terminally ill. While a supermajority said they support expanding assisted suicide, 10% of...
  • Assisted suicide made up 4% of all deaths in Canada in 2022

    10/27/2023 12:25:05 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    True North ^ | 10/26/2023 | Cosmin Dzsurdzsa
    Health Canada’s latest findings that assisted suicide made up 4% of all deaths in Canada has raised alarm among various groups and experts who are calling for more comprehensive palliative care options and a reconsideration of expanding eligibility for euthanasia. Health Canada released its fourth annual report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada Wednesday, revealing that assisted suicide accounted for 4.1% of all deaths in the country during the past year, marking a substantial increase from previous years. In 2022, there were 13,241 Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) deaths reported, reflecting a staggering 31.2% growth rate compared to the...
  • Hospice patients are being quietly killed as Medicare incentivizes ‘stealth euthanasia’

    10/17/2023 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/16/2023 | Emily Mangiaracina
    A bombshell report was released this year evidencing a scandal that ranks among the worst in its evil: the euthanization of patients for the sake of profit. It made enough of a splash to spur new industry protocols but apparently not enough to stop the entrenched practice of hastening the death of hospice patients. The November 2022 report, written by Ava Kofman for ProPublica, shows how hospice conditions create what seems to be an irresistible — and ultimately lethal — opportunity for corruption: The industry rakes in massive funds from Medicare, which delivers a flat daily cash benefit, but hospice...
  • England Accelerates Vaccine Programs Due to New COVID Variant

    09/12/2023 3:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Vaccinations for BA.2.86 will start on Sept. 11, focusing on care home residents, those at highest riskEngland will bring forward the start of its autumn flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes as a precautionary step after the identification of highly mutated COVID variant BA.2.86, which has been found in Britain. Scientists have said BA.2.86, an offshoot of the Omicron variant, was unlikely to cause a devastating wave of severe disease and death, given immune defences built up worldwide from vaccination and prior infection. However, Britain's health ministry said annual vaccination programmes for older and at-risk groups would start a few weeks...
  • Woman Goes to Hospital Because She Feels Suicidal, Doctors Offer Her Euthanasia

    08/29/2023 6:06:25 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    Canada took less than 8 years to go from “incurable illness” and “intolerable suffering” to mostly made up mental illnesses “LOL KYS” used to be a joke people told others on the internet. Strangely, this attitude has become the official policy of the government of Canada. If you go to the Canadian government and tell them you are feeling depressed and need help, they will say “okay, reddit, lol. kys.” This “assisted suicide” was only legalized in 2016, as part of Canada’s “rapid liberalism” response to Donald Trump. Seriously, if you go back and look, you’ll see that all of...
  • Canadian hospital offers assisted suicide to woman seeking help for suicidal thoughts

    08/28/2023 8:53:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/28/2023 | Samantha Kamman
    A woman who sought psychiatric help at a hospital in Canada said staff made her feel “worthless” by suggesting she end her life through the national healthcare system's Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) program as the country seeks to expand eligibility to people suffering from mental illnesses. Kathrin Mentler, 37, went to the Vancouver General Hospital’s Access and Assessment Centre in June, hoping to check herself in to protect herself from acting on her suicidal thoughts. During her assessment, the staff informed the Mentler that there were no beds available and that she should expect to wait a long time...
  • California's doctor-assisted deaths surged 63% to 853 last year: critics say state law is unconstitutional, has made it too easy to get lethal drugs, and 'steers' disabled people to suicide

    08/15/2023 2:15:58 PM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/15/2023 | James Reinl
    Record numbers of people ended their lives in California last year in America's biggest doctor-assisted suicide program, after lawmakers made it easier for residents to get their hands on lethal drugs. Last year, 1,270 people got fatal prescriptions under the state's End of Life Option Act (ELOA), and 853 people used them to end their lives, the California Department of Public Health said in its annual report. That's a jump from 863 scripts and 522 deaths the previous year. The data come amid growing concerns that California, Oregon, and other US states are liberalizing their assisted-suicide programs too quickly and...
  • Canada: Want help for suicidal thoughts? We'll kill you for free

    08/11/2023 9:07:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2023 | David Strom
    Dystopia with a smiley face.That is what Canada has turned into. every day you read a story about the government or the health care system (one and the same) offering death as a public service.It’s ghoulish.A Canadian woman seeking help for suicidal thoughts was reportedly told to consider Medical Assistance in Dying by staff at the Vancouver General Hospital.The clinician advised the woman that wait times to see a psychiatrist were extremely long.— ThePublica (@ThePublicaNow) August 10, 2023Vancouver is the suicide capital of the world these days, which is ironic because it is also an idyllic locale. It is just...
  • In Canada, the youngsters are being indoctrinated into euthanasia doctrine by the state

    07/31/2023 6:55:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/31/2023 | Monica Showalter
    In Canada, physician-assisted suicide is so normalized there are now memes about it. — Not Jerome Powell (@alifarhat79) July 26, 2023 And don't think that's entirely exaggerating.According to LifeSiteNews:Children are introduced into the medical killing fields by Canadian Virtual Hospice with its Medical Assistance in Dying Activity Book, described as being for children ages 6–12. In it, the child is taught how a person is killed during euthanasia:The three medicines work like this: The first medicine makes the person feel very relaxed and fall asleep. They may yawn or snore or mumble.The second medicine causes a “coma.” A coma...
  • Children’s Book Tries to Convince Kids That Euthanizing People is OK [Canada]

    07/29/2023 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 38 replies ^ | 7/28/2023 | Wesley Smith
    Children are being indoctrinated into everything that subverts traditional values these days, and in Canada that includes bringing children along when a loved one is being euthanized — which goes by the euphemism MAID for medical assistance in dying. Children are introduced into the medical killing fields by Canadian Virtual Hospice with its Medical Assistance in Dying Activity Book, described as being for children ages 6–12. In it, the child is taught how a person is killed during euthanasia: The three medicines work like this: The first medicine makes the person feel very relaxed and fall asleep. They may yawn...
  • Netherlands Euthanizing Autistic and Intellectually Handicapped People, Researcher Finds

    07/08/2023 6:36:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/23 | Thomas H.J. Nerozzi
    Intellectual disability played a significant role in the suffering of 21% of those euthanizedNetherlands programs have euthanized otherwise healthy individuals with autism and intellectual handicaps in recent years, researchers have found. Five individuals under the age of 30, who cited autism as a factor in their decision to seek legal euthanasia, are among the cases reviewed by specialists at the U.K.'s Kingston University. "Factors directly associated with intellectual disability and/or ASD were the sole cause of suffering described in 21% of cases and a major contributing factor in a further 42% of cases," Kingston University's report on the issue found....
  • Netherlands killing people for being autistic or mentally handicapped

    07/03/2023 8:52:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2023 | David Strom
    Autism is not “curable.” Neither are intellectual disabilitiesAnd as incurable conditions, they are now considered a legitimate reason for state-assisted suicide.The result? 1 out of 5 assisted suicides list autism or intellectual disabilities as the sole reason for seeking assisted suicides, and over 40% list one or the other as a factor.Netherlands euthanizing autistic and intellectually handicapped people, researcher finds.— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 28, 2023This is full Nazi. Never go full Nazi.When most of us think of the Holocaust we think of the extermination of the Jews, and rightly so. Jews were the primary target and the majority...
  • Mentally ill people ‘have as much right to assisted dying as the terminally ill’

    06/27/2023 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2023 | Gabriella Swerling
    Speaking via video link from Switzerland, Mr Luley told MPs that Swiss law was made clear in the European Court of Human Rights in 2011, in that “a person who is able to make up their mind accordingly has the freedom and right to decide on the time and manner of their own ending in life”. He added: “If you speak to experts in the field, you will see it’s a wide-held misconception or even prejudice that people who have some sort of mental illness are not competent. “But the law in Switzerland, and also by the way in the...
  • Quebec Has the World’s Highest Euthanasia Rate. Bill 11 Could Increase It Even More

    06/15/2023 6:51:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/14/23 | Alex Schadenberg
    More than 5,000 people in the province died by MAiD in 2022. There were fewer than 1,000 MAiD deaths in Quebec five years ago.(Euthanasia Prevention Coalition) — On June 7, The Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia joined with the Living with Dignity citizen network to express their great disappointment that Bill 11, an Act to amend the Act respecting end-of-life care and other legislative provisions, was passed in the Quebec legislature. Many people are not aware that Canada has two euthanasia laws, a Quebec law that came into effect in December 2015 and a federal law that came into effect in...
  • Canada is Projected to Have Euthanized 13,500 People Last Year

    06/09/2023 6:39:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/7/23 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Daily Mail contacted the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition wondering about our projections for the number of Canadian euthanasia deaths in 2022. EPC has published articles reporting the number of 2022 euthanasia deaths in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Québec and recently we found the Nova Scotia data. Based on the known data I suggested that there were likely 13,500 Canadian euthanasia deaths in 2022. The article by James Reinl, the social affairs columnist for the Daily Mail reported the following on June 7: Canada has seen another record-busting year of euthanasia deaths, with a 35 percent rise to some 13,500 state-sanctioned suicides...
  • Disturbing Social Media Posts Celebrate Canada's State Medical Suicide Program

    05/23/2023 8:31:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/23/2023 | Ben Bartee
    Feeling a little blue? Admitted “basic Chinese dictatorship” admirer Justin Trudeau, Canada’s sitting PM, has a solution for the suffering peasants: just kill yourself, stupid! Less carbon emissions for the rest of us! According to reporting from PJ Media’a Lincoln Brown, the Canadian government killed 10,000 people in 2021 alone through its MAID program. Official numbers for 2022 are not in yet, but we can safely assume they will climb.Even Canadian veterans have reportedly been offered MAID as a “final solution” of sorts by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), the Canadian equivalent of the VA in the US.The government is even...
  • In Canada, many see poverty and homelessness as good reasons to die

    05/19/2023 7:05:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/19/2023 | Andrea Widburg
    Canada has enthusiastically embraced euthanasia. And maybe that’s not surprising given that socialist countries must inevitably ration treatment, and the best rationing is accomplished by limiting the number of people who need serious care. However, many Canadians are now thinking of euthanasia, not just as a cure for untreated or untreatable illnesses, but also for homelessness and poverty.These numbers come from a Research Co. poll asking Canadians about their attitudes toward Canada’s expanding Medical Assistance in Dying (or MAID) program:One third of Canadians are apparently fine with prescribing assisting suicide for no other reason than the fact that the patient...
  • Canadian academics write paper arguing in favor of euthanasia for poor people

    05/16/2023 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/13/2023 | Jonathon Van Maren
    As support for assisted suicide in Canada climbs despite an excruciating series of stories reporting that the poor and disabled are opting for lethal injections out of pure desperation, we are witnessing the emergence of a truly post-Christian culture. As a headline in the U.K. magazine The Spectator asked last year: “Why is Canada euthanising the poor?” The response from some bio-ethicists appears to be: Well, why not? In fact, a new paper by two bioethicists at the University of Toronto makes the case that euthanizing the poor should be socially acceptable. Kayla Wiebe, a PhD candidate in philosophy, and...
  • Netherlands to Legalize Government Euthanasia for Children as Young as One Year Old

    04/22/2023 8:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/22/2023 | Ben Bartee
    The push to normalize state-facilitated suicide (branded euphemistically as “euthanasia”) across the Western world just won a huge victory in the Netherlands.Via The Guardian:The Netherlands is to widen its euthanasia regulations to include the possibility of doctors assisting in the death of terminally ill children aged between one and 12.The new rules would apply to between five and 10 children a year who suffer unbearably from their disease, have no hope of improvement and for whom palliative care cannot bring relief, the government said on Friday.“The end of life for this group is the only reasonable alternative to the child’s...