Archive for the ‘Legislative Efforts in Other Countries’ Category

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Devalue and Threaten the Lives of the Elderly and Sick

Here’s a link to an excellent article: http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/2013/10/euthanasia-putting-elderly-at-risk.html.  Though written in opposition to the proposed euthanasia law in Quebec, the points it makes are just as valid for assisted suicide. The elderly and the very sick require a lot of care, sometimes trying caregivers to the point of exhaustion and exasperation.  Making care-giving easier by […]

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Belgium is Considering Allowing Children to “Choose” Euthanasia

In Belgium, where euthanasia has been legal since 2002, the Parliament is now discussing whether children as young as twelve should be able to choose to have their lives ended this way: http://www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/10419 It’s more than a little frightening to know that the slippery slope to the current situation in Belgium began long before euthanasia […]

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Head of German Medical Association: Physician-assisted Suicide “Something from a Madhouse”

A disagreement has arisen in Germany over assisted suicide laws. During a discussion of how to implement a previous agreement by the coalition government to ban commercial assisted suicide, the country’s libertarian justice minister has proposed that the law exempt from prosecution any person or group offering “profit-free” assistance in suicide to a terminally ill […]

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