Euthanasia: we can live without it
This paper developed by Professors Donald Boudreau and Professor Margaret Somerville from McGill University, Monreal Canada, looks as the entire issue of euthanasia, its definitions through to its unfortunate euphemisms.
Edith Schippers of Public Health is working on a protocol to guide people who want to donate organs after their euthanasia
The real question legislators need to consider is this: should the state sanction the active killing of terminally ill patients by their doctors? We do ourselves a disservice to pretend euthanasia is anything other than this.
Through it all, this really is little more than grandstanding; trying to force the issue through emotion.
The bill is not supported by the government and was rejected by the Cabinet, but that will not stop enthusiasts.
The European Co-ordinator for Exit International, Tom Curran told Irish newspapers recently that he is designing a ‘right-to-die’ bill that he hopes to have introduced into the Irish Parliament by the end of the year.
"We now can clearly discern what a “biologically oriented” society looks like: a culture in which the deaths of the most vulnerable are seen as having greater value than their continuing lives."
Once assisted suicide or euthanasia is legalized, it will not long remain a limited enterprise.
"...the only question that remains is what conditions will death become the solution for life."
In other words, people who are not terminally ill are terminally ill.
The European Institute of Bioethics looks at the latest data release on the incidence of euthanasia in Belgium.
How a decision of caucus to proceed can be seen as being separate from the wheels of government is beyond me.
Recent headlines comparing people on Disability Support Pension with the nation’s war wounded signal a dark and dangerous turn in attitudes about the worth of those with disability writes Craig Wallace.
Ms Barry said many advocates of euthanasia were unaware of the world-class palliative care available in New Zealand's 35 hospices, palliative care homes, and in hospitals.
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