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Netherlands approves euthanasia for under 12s

Christian Staff | christian.org.uk The Dutch government has announced it will go ahead with plans to decriminalise euthanasia for children under the age of twelve. The scheme will allow doctors to euthanise children deemed to be in “unbearable and hopeless … Continue reading

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Dutch euthanasia figures present muddled picture

Michael Cook BioEdge Euthanasia in the Netherlands is nothing much to worry about, according to The Lancet. The latest survey shows that the overall levels of euthanasia and assisted suicide are about the same now as they were in 2002, … Continue reading

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Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

Steve Doughty Daily Mail NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned … Continue reading

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Award for Singer ‘madness’

Christian Kerr The Australian HE award of the nation’s highest honour to philosopher, bioethicist and activist Peter Singer has prompted outrage, with Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce calling it “madness” and a Christian group slamming his ideas as “really, really … Continue reading

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Swiss canton to vote on assisted suicide on June 17

Michael Cook BioEdge The Swiss canton of Vaud will hold a referendum on June 17 to decide whether nursing homes and hospitals must accept assisted suicide on their premises. (Vaud is a French-speaking canton in the east, whose capital is … Continue reading

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Shock study: Organs harvested from euthanized patients make better transplants

Source: LifeSiteNews LEUVEN, Belgium, June 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A disturbing study conducted by Belgian doctors and reported on in the medical journal Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathology involved killing patients via euthanasia in a room next to the hospital’s operating theater, … Continue reading

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Let’s give intellectually disabled the right to euthanasia, say Belgian humanists

Michael Cook BioEdge People with intellectual disabilities, all children and people with dementia should be able to request euthanasia, the Belgian Liberal Humanist Association (HVV) has declared. Its president, Jacinta De Roeck, a former senator who helped to draft the … Continue reading

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Disturbingly one-sided TV show promotes euthanizing children with disabilities

Alex Schadenberg LifeSiteNews Taking Mercy, an edition of the Global TV program “16×9” in Canada, concerns a mother, Annette Corriveau, who wants her children with disabilities to be killed by euthanasia. The show also features Robert Latimer, the man who … Continue reading

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Quebec could legalise euthanasia

Michael Cook BioEdge A parliamentary committee in Quebec has recommended the legalisation of euthanasia with strict safeguards. Its report, “Mourir dans la dignité” (Dying With Dignity), contends that dying is a part of life and since medical assistance is used … Continue reading

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Ethicists Argue in Favor of ‘After-Birth Abortions‘ as Newborns ’Are Not Persons’

Liz Klimas The Blaze Two ethicists working with Australian universities argue in the latest online edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics that if abortion of a fetus is allowable, so to should be the termination of a newborn. Alberto … Continue reading

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