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Canadian Death Doctor Has Euthanized Hundreds of Patients

Legalizing euthanasia corrupts everything — the ethics of medicine, the public's perception of people experiencing illness, disability, or elder frailty, the media that continually swoon over medics who kill. This latter phenomenon is on vivid display in a National Post story. Read More ›
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Disabled Canadian Euthanized Because of Poor Care/Bed Sore

A man with quadriplegia in Canada received such poor care that he developed a huge and painful bed sore. The answer: Lethal injection. Quebec's chief coroner promises an investigation. Don't expect much to come of it. Read More ›
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Euthanize Me, or I’ll Starve Myself to Death

In Canada, an autistic 27-year-old suicidal woman known as M.V. — whose judicially approved euthanasia was delayed until at least October by her father's claim that she does not qualify — is now starving herself to emotionally blackmail the court into allowing her to be killed expeditiously. Read More ›
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An empty hospital bed with dying flowers.
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Euthanasia Poisons People and Societies

Most of the media report on euthanasia in the glowing, uncritical language of empowered patients "dying peacefully on their own terms." In contrast, euthanasia abuses and horror stories—an ever-growing list—generally receive little focused media attention and remain outside the notice of people not engaged with the issue. Read More ›
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Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary
Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary

Legalizing Euthanasia Poisons a Nation’s Soul

Euthanasia isn't only bad medicine but also poisons the soul of nations that embrace killing as an answer to human suffering. Read More ›
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Canadian Minister of Health: ‘Suicidal’ Are Not Eligible for Euthanasia

Assisted-suicide activists play a word game when they insist that the practice isn’t really “suicide.” They claim that a person who seeks death does so only because of serious illness or disability. If a person is healthy, this claim goes, he or she wouldn’t have wanted to die. Thus, assisted suicide isn’t suicide but merely medical aid in dying (MAiD). But the same kind of reasoning could be applied to anyone who seeks to die, regardless of the circumstances. Had the grieving mother’s child not been hit by a car, for example, she wouldn’t be thinking of killing herself. But for his chronic depression, the psychiatric patient wouldn’t want to die. Had the entrepreneur’s business not collapsed, he wouldn’t want Read More ›

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Young pea (Pisum) sprouts in a sunny vegetable garden
Young pea (Pisum) sprouts in a sunny vegetable garden

The Fear of Suffering is Driving Us Crazy

But eliminating suffering is impossible. Not only is the goal Utopian, but it leads to ever-more-extreme distortions of decency and a collapse of public policy rationality—which ironically, can cause the very “evil” that suffering abolitionists yearn so desperately to prevent. Read More ›
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Wesley J. Smith Discusses Dutch Court Decision to Strike Down Measure that Expands Euthanasia Laws

A court has struck down a measure to expand euthanasia laws in the Netherlands. Activists wanted to make it legal for non-medical professionals to perform assisted suicide procedures. Read More ›
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Male person with gloved hand turns off the intravenous drug system to the unconscious patient
Male person with gloved hand turns off the intravenous drug system to the unconscious patient

Euthanasia Without Brakes

If we don’t change our current cultural trajectory we will end up in the same dark corner as Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. And the real danger to our cultural wellbeing is that the people who now complacently assume that such warnings are alarmist will be the ones applauding the loudest when that dark time comes. Read More ›
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Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary
Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary

Assisted Suicide Implicated in Suicide Crisis

If we don’t change our current cultural trajectory, we will not only become pro-some suicides but suicide-embracing all-in-all. Read More ›