Month: August 2017

Nurse Revealed to Have Forcibly Euthanized More Than 80 Patients

Niels Högel was initially jailed for life in 2015 after admitting to killing some 30 people at two clinics. If found guilty of the latest charges, he would be one of the worst serial killers in German post-war history. Following a three-year probe into all patients under Niels Högel’s care, investigators revealed on Monday that the former …

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Michael Egnor: How Assisted Suicide Corrupts Medicine and Medical Doctors

“A doctor killing a patient is analogous to a pilot deliberately crashing a plane.” So says neurosurgeon and Evolution News contributor Michael Egnor in a conversation with biologist Ray Bohlin. It’s a brilliant comparison, in both parts of which a trained professional turns his expertise to the exact opposite purpose it was intended to serve. …

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Assisted Suicide Advocates Challenge Vermont Consent Agreement

Advocacy groups for medical aid-in-dying on Wednesday asked a federal judge to strike down a recent consent agreement signed by Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan allowing doctors with religious and ethical objections to decline to personally counsel terminally ill patients on physician-assisted suicide. The groups’ motion filed in federal court in Rutland, Vermont, said the …

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What disability advocates say about assisted suicide

This is worrying. If euthanasia or assisted-suicide laws were to be established, how would doctors treat people with disability and would they seek to influence the decision of whether a patient should live or be groomed into the option of being made dead. This leads me to wonder about the following questions if euthanasia or …

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Should We Starve Alzheimer’s Patients?

The idea of starving a helpless elderly person to death used to be thought of as the most egregious crime. An abhorrence. Now, for some, it is merely another form of “death with dignity.” The assisted suicide advocacy organization Compassion and Choices–formerly the more honestly named Hemlock Society–teaches people (with a prime focus on the …

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Why are women with disabilities being given help to die, instead of help to live?

On July 24, 2017, CBC reported a story about a 25-year-old woman living in Newfoundland who has many disabilities. While she was hospitalized for illness, the doctor made a suggestion to her mother that she could consider medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as a choice for her daughter’s future. Her mother was reminded that assisted suicide …

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Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Because It Is Ableist

The very heart of the argument for assisted suicide/euthanasia (AS/E) is that an individual may be better off dead than disabled. The fact that this argument can be made in respectable public forums demonstrates just how ableist this society is. How deeply the severely abled fear and loathe those of us who live with disability. …

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Why This Veteran With Terminal Brain Cancer Opposes Legalizing Assisted Suicide

A veteran is using his personal experiences to battle both physician-assisted suicide and terminal brain cancer to protect other patients. “In 2014, when I was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer, the doctors gave me four months to live. They basically told me to go home and enjoy the time I had left,” …

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Euthanasia Group: We’re Not Respecting This Man’s “Human Rights” Unless We Kill Him in Assisted Suicide

A 67-year-old Shropshire man with motor neurone disease (MND) is seeking to overturn the law banning assisted suicide. Noel Conway is backed by the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society (now rebranded Dignity in Dying [DID]), whose lawyers will argue that the current blanket ban on assisted suicide under the Suicide Act is incompatible with his rights …

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