Euthanasia

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Florida Hospital Sues to End Ill Nurse’s Life

“Futile care” — the forced removal by doctors and hospital bioethics committees of wanted life-extending treatment over patient and family objections — is, alas, still the law of Texas. And now a hospital in Florida has sued for the right to do the same thing to Genea Bristol, age 41. Read More ›
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Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary
Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary

Euthanizing the Mentally Ill

Should psychiatrists and other doctors assist the suicides of mentally ill patients? Not that long ago, the answer to that question would have been unequivocally, “No” The job of a mental health professional is to save the lives of suicidal patients, not help them die. Read More ›
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Wesley J. Smith Testimony Before the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee in Support of SB 917

The primary purpose of SB 917 is to prevent unilateral forced withdrawals—over the objection of patients and/or families—of wanted life-extending treatment based on doctors’ beliefs about the quality of the patient’s life. Read More ›
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Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary
Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary

The Atlantic Boosts Assisted-Suicide Doctors, Pushes Euthanasia

The media love to boost assisted suicide. They laud people who commit it — witness their swoon over the late Brittany Maynard — and the doctors who are willing to lethally prescribe or give lethal injections. Read More ›
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Netherlands healthcare concept. Medical stethoscope with country flag
Netherlands healthcare concept. Medical stethoscope with country flag

Dutch MD Describes Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting

Euthanasia homicide is conjoined with organ harvesting in at least three countries — Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. In the latter two, the donors who are killed are sometimes mentally ill, not physically sick. Or, they might be disabled. Read More ›
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Doctor in blue uniform with stethoscope attached to handcuffed at the wrist.

California Bill to Force M.D. Participation in Assisted Suicide

When activists successfully legalized assisted suicide in California, they persuaded the California Medical Association to shift from opposition to neutrality with the promise that no doctor would be forced to participate. But here’s the thing with assisted suicide: Such promises are made to be broken. Read More ›
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State Capitol of Hawaii, Honolulu
State Capitol of Hawaii, Honolulu

Now Hawaii Wants Non-Physician-Assisted Suicide

Always remember that the first iteration of assisted-suicide legalization is not the last iteration. Over time — and once people get used to doctors prescribing for suicide or giving lethal jabs — the laws are loosened to make more people eligible to die, or to expand the cadre of medical professionals entitled to end patient’s lives. Read More ›
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A concept based on the Canadian healthcare system.
A concept based on the Canadian healthcare system.

Reader’s Digest Canada Pushes Euthanasia, Ignores Hospice

The push is on in Canada to normalize euthanasia as the best way to die — to save money and emotional turmoil. How hard is the push? Reader’s Digest Canada — no less — has published a guide to end-of-life planning that pushes euthanasia and doesn’t even mention hospice. Read More ›