Euthanasia

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Pediatricians report euthanasia requests for babies, teens

A survey of 1,050 pediatricians found that about 11 per cent of them (118) report being approached by children, teens, or their parents about euthanasia or assisted-suicide a total of 409 times. The survey, conducted by the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program, a joint project of the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Public Health Agency of Canada, found that most conversations were exploratory although a total of 91 parents explicitly asked 45 doctors about obtaining euthanasia for their children. Nearly half of these ... (Continue reading)

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CMHA comes out against euthanasia for psychiatric reasons

The Canadian Medical Health Association released its position paper on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and it endorsed euthanasia and assisted-suicide as a legitimate medical service while coming out against expanding criteria for the procedure to include those suffering from mental illness. Noting that it released its paper days before World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10, the CMHA said that “people with a mental health problem or illness should be assisted to live and thrive” and that mental illness should ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario doctors fight law forcing them to help kill their patients

Ontario doctors fight law forcing them to help kill their patients

Lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos says doctors should not have to choose between their conscience and their practice. Five doctors and three doctors’ groups were in an Ontario court June 13-15 arguing a policy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) violates their Charter rights to freedom of conscience and religion. The CPSO forces ... (Continue reading)

One year of euthanasia in Canada

One year of euthanasia in Canada

One year after Canada passed the Medical Aid in Dying Act on June 17, 2016, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition says “Canada has become the prime example of how legalizing assisted dying cannot be controlled and why these laws are naturally expansive.” According to Health Canada’s “Interim update on medical assistance in dying in Canada, June 17 to December 31, 2016, there were a total of 970 reported cases of euthanasia in Canada. They represented 0.6 per cent of all deaths in ... (Continue reading)

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Dismaying Dutch disregard for life

Dismaying Dutch disregard for life

Rory Leishman National Affairs How could the Netherlands, a country which heroically resisted the Nazi euthanasia program during the Second World War, now embrace one of the most extensive regimes of legalized euthanasia in the Western world? Most people in the Netherlands would resent such a question: They insist that there is no moral equivalence between the current Dutch model of voluntary euthanasia and the evil Nazi program, ... (Continue reading)

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Queen’s Park hearings on euthanasia

Queen’s Park hearings on euthanasia

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition shunned by committee Alex Schadenberg The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, the largest international anti-euthanasia group, was refused a request to provide an oral presentation to the Liberal-dominated Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at Queen’s Park. The committee is studying Bill 84, which will govern the implementation of doctor-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Ontario after the federal government legalized the practices last Spring. The ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario government backs physician’s college assault conscience rights

Ontario’s Liberal government is backing the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in its attack on doctors’ religious and conscience rights. The Liberal government has intervened on behalf of the CPSO in a lawsuit launched by five Christian doctors, who argue that the College’s Professional Obligation and Human Rights Policy violates their Charter rights of religious freedom and conscience. The CPSO policy, in effect since March 2015, compels doctors who oppose such practices as abortion, abortifacient contraception or euthanasia to ... (Continue reading)

Right-to-die but no right-to-try

Terminally ill patients seek access to unapproved drugs A group of Canadians with terminal illness is asking for the right to try unapproved drugs or treatments for their conditions. “We have the law that allows us to kill ourselves. We just don’t have the law to do something else,” said Jeff Pereault, one of the founders of the Right to Try campaign, to the National Post. Activists Owen Thomas, Jeffrey Perreault, and Kim Lewis from the Adaptive Canuck ALS Foundation ... (Continue reading)

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Top 10 stories of 2016

Top 10 stories of 2016

MPP Sam Oosterhoff 10. Renewed pro-life political activism in Canada Social conservatives were making news in Canada for grassroots involvement. The October victory of 19-year-old socially conservative Sam Oosterhoff over Ontario Progressive Conservative president Rick Dykstra for the party’s nomination in a by-election was heralded as a victory for the movement over the party establishment. But it began when grassroots supporters got involved in federal Conservative policy and delegate selection meetings in the ... (Continue reading)

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Killers as caregivers

Light is Right Joe Campbell "Well, they’ve done it,” Dingwall said. “Done what?” I asked. “Removed the stigma from suicide,” he replied. “By letting doctors help patients kill themselves, the Supreme Court transformed a calamity into a cure.” “Some think the ruling is very restrictive,” I said, “requiring intolerable suffering, among other conditions.” “Maybe for now,” he said. “However, the learned judges stated that in prohibiting doctor-assisted suicide, the Criminal ... (Continue reading)

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‘Completed life’

‘Completed life’

How sad it is that the Netherlands, a country which heroically resisted the Nazi euthanasia program, is now saddled with a government so steeped in the culture of death that it plans to extend legalized assisted suicide to any healthy elderly person who has voluntarily resolved that he or she has simply had a “completed life” (voltooid leven) and wants to die. For Albert Heringa, a Dutch intellectual and longstanding ... (Continue reading)

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No conscience rights for euthanasia

No conscience rights for euthanasia

National Affairs Rory Leishman The vise of oppression is closing ever so tightly on pro-life physicians in Canada that they are liable soon to be drummed out of the profession for steadfastly refusing to collaborate in the deliberate killing of patients. That seems to be just fine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal colleagues. In the government’s recently enacted euthanasia legislation, Bill C-14, they included no ... (Continue reading)

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Worries over unintended consequences of opiate addiction strategy

Worries over unintended consequences of opiate addiction strategy

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition's Alex Schadenberg is concerned that Ontario Government's anti-opiate addition strategy could lead to inferior pain-management which could increase demand for euthanasia. Beginning next year, the Ontario government will no longer pay for certain high-strength opiates (pain-killing ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta court rules on euthanasia law before it passes

National Affairs Rory Leishman Time and again over the past 30 years, the Supreme Court of Canada has proceeded under cover of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to violate its own precedents, amend the Constitution, and overturn long-standing laws duly enacted by elected representatives of the people within the jurisdiction of Parliament and the provincial legislatures. Now with a unanimous judgment in Canada v. EF on ... (Continue reading)

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Schadenberg receives CCRL award

Schadenberg receives CCRL award

Alex Schadenberg Alex Schadenbeg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, was presented the Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life at the Catholic Civil Rights League’s annual dinner in Toronto June 2. Schadenberg thanked his mother Mary van Veen and his deceased father Harry for “instilling pro-life beliefs and values” in him, saying that “Mary van Veen is a blessing for the country” and her family. ... (Continue reading)

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