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Belgium: Euthanasia and organ harvesting

Posted 31/01-11 at 12.27

In a talk given in December at the Belgian Royal Medical Academy, doctors revealed that about 20% of the 705 people who died through euthanasia (officially) in 2008 had had neuromuscular disorders. They added that these people's organs were extremely ...

Canada: Protest against euthanasia uses CRPD

Posted 06/09-10 at 10.01

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is organising a protest against what they say is a hospital's attempt to kill a patient by withdrawing hydration and nutrition - euthanasia by omission. Joshua Kulendran Mayandi , a 48 year old pastor of ...

USA: Father fights Do Not Resuscitate order on disabled child

Posted 06/07-10 at 03.07

A DNR (Do Not Resusciate) order was issued on Jack Frost's 8 year old disabled child, without his input or permission. He has been fighting for months both to have the DNR revoked and raise awareness of the issue more generally. Frost maintains t ...

Russia: Uproar at journalist’s call to kill disabled babies

Posted 17/02-10 at 17.21

Russia: Uproar at journalist's call to kill disabled babies Aleksandr Nikonov, a journalist writing for the tabloid Speed-Info, has had an article published entitled, "Finish Them Off, So They Don't Suffer". He argues that parents should have the ...

UK: Mother jailed for murdering disabled son

Posted 26/01-10 at 19.20

Frances Inglis was jailed for life, with a minimum term of nine years, after being found guilty of murder for giving a lethal injection of heroin to her brain-damaged 22-year-old son Thomas. Despite her claim that she wanted to put her son ...

Falconer amendment on assisted suicide defeated

Posted 08/07-09 at 11.05

Lord Falconer's amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill to protect those who assist in the suicide of disabled and terminally ill people has been defeated by 194 to 141 votes. ...

BMA continues to reject assisted suicide

Posted 05/07-09 at 14.19

Further to our news item Is the right to die becoming a duty to die? we are pleased to report that the BMA, following a debate at their An ...

Is the right to die becoming a duty to die?

Posted 28/06-09 at 18.32

Coroners and Justice Bill in House of Lords This Bill is attempting to tighten up the Suicide Act to prevent the internet promotion of suicide. However, three amendments (173, 174, 177) have been laid by Lords Falconer, Joffe and Alderdi ...

To be or Not to Be – That is the Question

Posted 01/05-09 at 17.15

Last month, former Health Secretary of State, Patricia Hewitt, tabled an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill. If law the ammendment would protect from prosecution people who take terminally ill patients abroad for assisted suicide. As it tu ...

Disabled girl killed and put in bin bags

Posted 26/04-09 at 18.59

On Friday 24 April, a mother in Mitchigan, USA has been charged with murder of a disabled adoptive girl.The 9-year-old Shylea Myza Thomas, whose body was found in bin bags in a storage unit suffered from "severe, ongoing malnutrition and neglect" ...

“One of the Best Articles on Euthanasia you will ever read…”

Posted 21/01-09 at 13.04

If doctors who won't kill are 'wicked,' the world is sick By Licia Corbella  Calgary Herald - Saturday, January 10. 2009 Talk about Orwellian. A woman described as a "leading expert in ethics" has decl ...

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