1,029 patients killed by euthanasia in Ontario since legalization: coroner’s report
OTTAWA, February 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A shocking 1,029 people were euthanized in Ontario in the first 18 months after Canada legalized the practice, according to the provincial coroner’s report.
The data was uncovered by Patricia Maloney and published on her blog Run With Life.
Maloney was told by Ontario’s Ministry of Health there is no doctor’s “billing code” for euthanasia or assisted suicide in the provincial health insurance plan’s schedule of benefits, and that the provincial coroner’s office was “tracking the cases.”
The data she received from the Office of the Chief Coroner/Ontario Forensic Pathology Service documents that 1,030 people received “MAiD,” or medical assistance in dying up to December 31, 2017. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government legalized euthanasia in June 2016.
One death was “patient administered” while 1,029 were “clinician administered.” Read More- https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/1029-patients-killed-by-euthanasia-in-ontario-since-legalization-coroners-r
Belgian nurses give up their jobs to avoid having to euthanize patients
By Dorothy Cummings McLean - Fri Jan 19, 2018 - 7:56 pm EST
January 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- A stunning new book about the impact of euthanasia in Belgium reveals that nurses are choosing to quit their jobs rather than kill people.
In Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium, Professor Benoit Beuselink, a cancer doctor, reported that personnel are leaving palliative care departments, saying the wards are at risk of becoming “houses of euthanasia.”
“Some Belgian palliative care units that have opened their doors to patients requesting euthanasia have seen nurses and social workers leaving the unit because they are disappointed that they could no longer offer palliative care to their patients in an appropriate way,” Beuselink wrote. “There were upset that their function was reduced to preparing patients and their families for lethal injections.” Read More- https://www.lifesitenews.com/pulse/belgian-nurses-give-up-their-jobs-to-avoid-having-to-euthanize-patients
Ontario court forces Christian pro-life doctors to refer patients for euthanasia
By Lianne Laurence
TORONTO, January 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Ontario Court ruled today that doctors who oppose euthanasia must nevertheless act contrary to their beliefs and refer patients making a euthanasia request to a physician who will end their lives.
Critics say the ruling puts physicians in an “impossible position” and has ramifications for Charter rights of freedom of religion and conscience for all Ontario citizens.
Three justices of the Ontario Superior Court unanimously agreed Wednesday that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) policy requiring doctors to “effectively” refer patients for medical practices they conscientiously object to — notably euthanasia and abortion — does, in fact, violate their Charter right to religious freedom. Read more- https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ontario-court-forces-pro-life-doctors-to-refer-patients-for-euthanasia
Netherlands Set to Euthanize a Record 7,000 Patients This Year
INTERNATIONAL WESLEY SMITH NOV 10, 2017 | 11:02AM AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Once a society generally accepts killing as an appropriate response to suffering, there are few limits to the kind of “suffering” that will qualify for extermination. The Netherlands shows the danger.
Permitted in a decriminalized form since 1972–and formally legalized in 2002–euthanasia deaths are skyrocketing.
From the Guardian story:
The number of people euthanised in the Netherlands this year is set to exceed 7,000 – a 67% rise from five years ago – in what has been described by the director of the country’s only specialist clinic as the end of “a taboo” on killing patients who want to die. Read More- http://www.lifenews.com/2017/11/10/netherlands-set-to-euthanize-a-record-7000-patients-this-year/
Should We Give Doctors the Right to Kill Another Human Being through Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide?
Today we launch the fundraising campaign for our new film FATAL FLAWS. Over the past two years, my crew and I have logged over 50,000 kms in the air and on the road to ask one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of our time:
As a producer/director with over 30 years experience, my work has been seen on broadcasters like the Discovery Channel, History UK, ARTE France and Germany, SBS Australia, CTV, CBC and Global TV in Canada. Over the years I’ve produced a number of independent “passion” projects, but none to the size and scope of Fatal Flaws. I’m about to tell you why. Read More- http://www.lifenews.com/2017/11/24/should-we-give-doctors-the-right-to-kill-another-human-being-n-euthanasia-or-assisted-suicide/