Why euthanasia slippery slopes can’t be prevented
When we allow death to be inflicted, we lose our repugnance at the thought of killing other human beings.
Euthanasia of newborns under the microscope
The ends of medicine are health, cure and care, not taking innocent lives.
Fact-checking claims of “well regulated euthanasia”
Good ethics must be based on good facts, not hoping for the best.
Belgium extends euthanasia to children
Sick children can now ask for lethal injections.
It can get ugly
So you don't think euthanasia is dangerous for the disabled? This might change your mind.
Death of Welsh academic shows why suicide is the ultimate taboo
Why do advocates of euthanasia always insist that it is not really suicide?
La Force de iFop: France’s bizarre path to euthanasia
A panel of 18 randomly selected citizens takes the heat off President Hollande.
Euthanasia for children is wrong
A British barrister gives four cogent reasons why Belgium should not legalise it for kids.
The inexorable bracket creep of euthanasia in Belgium
Tasmania's Parliament needs to examine what happened after euthanasia was legalised in Belgium.
Tasmania’s push for euthanasia comes under fire
A thoroughly researched report by two academics shoots down the claims of the state's Premier.
New first for Belgium: prisoner euthanasia
No doubt about it: Belgium is the place to be for creative applications of legalised euthanasia. Last year Belgian transplant surgeons revealed that they had harvested organs from four people who were voluntarily euthanased. Now it appears that one prisoner, a rapist-murderer, has already died after voluntary euthanasia and another has requested it.
Euthanasia denied to two paralyzed British men
Two severely paralyzed British men have lost a High Court case to allow doctors to end their lives without fear of prosecution.
Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation
Should deep, continuous sedation at the end of life really be treated as normal medical practice in the Netherlands, ask three Dutch authors in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Although they do not appear to oppose euthanasia, they argue that “morally problematic aspects inherent to palliative sedation do not get the attention they deserve” under current guidelines. Since palliative sedation accounted for more than 12% of deaths in the Netherlands in 2010, this is an important issue.
Victory for euthanasia foes in the UK
The British Medical Association has voted not to change its stand on assisted suicide from opposition to neutrality.
Let’s give intellectually disabled the right to euthanasia, say Belgian humanists
People with intellectual disabilities, all children and people with dementia should be able to request euthanasia, the Belgian Liberal Humanist Association (HVV) has declared.
Questions asked about euthanasia for brain-damaged Dutch prince
Dutch Prince Johan Friso, brain-damaged after being buried by an avalanche in Austria last month, has been transferred to Wellington Hospital, in London. Doctors believe that the 43-year-old is unlikely to recover consciousness, although will be weeks before they have a clear idea of his prospects.
Santorum sparks controversy over Dutch euthanasia
So when US presidential hopeful Rick Santorum described the state of euthanasia in the Netherlands on February 3 in a forum in Missouri, he failed to kick a goal. In fact, the Washington Post fact checker, who is the son of Dutch migrants and whose uncle was euthanased, disparaged his “bogus statistics” and awarded him four Pinicchios. He was ridiculed in the New York Times and on Radio Netherlands.
Yes Minister’s guide to reports on euthanasia
“Never suggest an inquiry unless you know the outcome beforehand.” A commonly used phrase in politics and, most likely, the kind of advice Sir Humphrey Appleby might have given Jim Hacker MP in the British political comedy, Yes Minister!
Is the slippery slope at work in Belgium?
The “slippery slope” is often derided as a logical fallacy. But when one of the leading advocacy groups for euthanasia in Belgium posts an article entitled “Euthanasie: tijd voor de volgende stap, Euthanasia, time for the next step”, it’s hard not to think that it may not be so illogical after all.
Bulgarian parliament spurns euthanasia
The Bulgarian Parliament has rejected a euthanasia bill by a vote of 59 to 13, with 29 abstentions.
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