Euthanasia: we can live without it
deaths without patient request continue.
Reported deaths from assisted suicide were up 31.7% on the previous year - more than three times the deaths than in 2010.
"These are public policy decisions that end up sacrificing the lives of old, ill and disabled people."
Euthanasia in The Netherlands continues to spiral out of control reports Alex Schadenberg.
The number of assisted deaths in the Netherlands continues to increase.
New UK Poll vindicates concerns about 'right-to-die' bill.
Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not likely to ever go back in again.
The disability rights group, Not Dead Yet, argues that assisted suicide is discriminatory and a violation of the Americans with disabilities act. I agree.
Oregon's assisted suicide law lacks effective oversight.
It took patients between 5 minutes and 34 hours (sic, hours) to die – but there are figures only for 25 patients. In past years, it has taken up to 104 hours (ie, more than 4 days) to die.
Alex Schadenberg reflects the recent release of a study on both suicide and assisted suicide in the USA against the Canadian Supreme Court Judgement in February this year.
Nadette De Visser, writing for the online news service, The Daily Beast, explores the incremental extension of euthanasia in The Netherlands from “unbearable and hopeless suffering" to euthanasia for depression.
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