Categories
Assisted suicide Death and dying Euthanasia

Margaret Somerville on withdrawing food and water

Here is a link to a good essay by Margaret Somerville on the complex ethical issues involved in withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration.

Categories
Assisted suicide Constitutionality Euthanasia International

Germany and Assisted Suicide

Here is a link to a good article by Michael Cook on a decision by the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany. The decision endorses the legality of assisted suicide. As Cook states, the court “ruled that a law banning suicide with professional assistance was unconstitutional, as it deprived terminally ill patients of ‘the right to […]

Categories
Assisted suicide Death and dying Euthanasia Suicide

“Truth, Euphemism, and Physician-Assisted Suicide”

Here is a link to a good essay by Professor Thomas Cavanaugh. The essay was published in Public Discourse. Cavanaugh’s essay explores the great danger of the use of euphemisms in the assisted suicide debate. He concludes with these thoughts: “we should “not be afraid of words that speak the truth.” Rather, we should find […]

Categories
Europe Euthanasia

Belgian Jury Clears Doctors in Euthanasia Case

Here is a link to a blog post by Alex Schadenberg on the resolution of the prosecution of three doctors who assisted in the death of Tine Nys, whose family claimed she was euthanized in violation of the Belgian law.

Categories
Euthanasia

“Historic first trial of euthanasia doctors begins in Belgium”

Here is a link to a good essay by Michael Cook on an important development in Belgium. For the first time since euthanasia was legalized in 2002, prosecutors have brought to trial doctors who killed a person under the shelter of the euthanasia law. In 2010, Tine Nys was killed pursuant to the Belgian law, […]

Categories
Assisted suicide Euthanasia Suicide Uncategorized

Recent material on assisted suicide abuses

A June 7, 2019 email from Not Dead Yet, titled “An Open Letter to Maine Governor Mills: Veto Assisted Suicide Law LD 1313”, contained a pdf commentary on assisted suicide abuses which will interest all pro-lifers. Please see “Some Oregon and Washington State Assisted Suicide Abuses and Complications”, which can be found here: https://dredf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Revised-OR-WA-Abuses.pdf.

Categories
Assisted suicide Death and dying Euthanasia

Cardinal Dolan on assisted suicide

Courtesy of LifeNews, here is a good piece from Cardinal Dolan, the Chair of the US Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities,  on the importance of renewing the battle against assisted suicide. Cardinal Dolan Calls for Renewed Fight Against Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Categories
Assisted suicide Euthanasia Legislation

DC Council approves “Death with Dignity Act”

Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about the latest developments. The DC Council has approved an assisted suicide bill. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2016/11/d-c-council-approves-assisted-suicide-bill/#.WC3GtvzrvIU

Categories
Assisted suicide Death and dying Euthanasia Legislation

“Assisted Suicide in D.C.”

Here’s a link to a very good commentary by Elyse Smith on a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in DC. Assisted Suicide in D.C. Here’s Smith’s conclusion: “Once a society buys into the lie that our dignity and value are expendable at will, determined by a utilitarian ethic, measured in terms of our economic productivity […]

Categories
Euthanasia

Euthanasia for children in Belgium

From LifeNews.com, here is a story marking a deplorable development–the first reported instance of euthanasia of a minor in Belgium. The details are sketchy, but you can be sure that this won’t be the last. First Child Dies After Belgium Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children Here’s additional commentary on this from Michael Cook.http://www.mercatornet.com/careful/view/euthanasia-for-kids-kicks-off-in-belgium/18691