"Hard to imagine? In Holland and Belgium right now such cards are in demand. They may become essential in the not too distant future for seniors in Quebec and other parts of Canada and the U.S. who do not want to die before their time because other people believe that killing you is in your best interest, or that you should be assisted to kill yourself.
"A majority of voters in Washington state recently approved allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs on request, under certain conditions. The Death With Dignity Act that emerged is now law in the state. So Washington has become the second U.S. state to sanction assisted suicide, joining Oregon. Similar legislation is being advocated in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Mexico, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and elsewhere..."
"The Washington vote has changed things, warns Alex Schadenberg, head of Canada's Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The idea had been turned down in earlier state votes. "I have a feeling that euthanasia and assisted suicide supporters believe they are on a Read More...
From Dailymail: "Doctors have been warned they will be struck off if they ignore the wishes of patients who have made 'living wills' which say treatment should be stopped.
The ethical rules of the medical profession will in future demand that doctors obey the living wills, in which patients can ask to be killed if they become too ill to speak, eat or drink.
The new guidelines for medical staff appear to reverse the ancient principles of saving life which underpin the work of doctors. These are expressed in the Hippocratic Oath which states 'a physician shall always Read More...
LAWYER WHO AIDED IN FIGHT TO REMOVE TERRY SCHIAVO'S FEEDING TUBE IS APPOINTED TO JUSTICE DEPT BY OBAMA
FROM WASHINGTON TIMES: "Social conservatives and pro-life activists are mobilizing against President-elect Barack Obama's pick Monday for the No. 3 Justice Department job, a lawyer who aided the effort to remove Terry Schiavo's feeding tube during the landmark right-to-die case four years ago.
It is unusual for special interest groups to wage a fight over a sub-Cabinet appointment, but conservatives eager to press the Republican Party to mount some form of opposition to the emerging Obama administration say Thomas J. Perrelli's resume as a private lawyer and his appointment Monday as the nation's associate attorney general may provide the rallying cry.
Mr. Perrelli, a former Justice Department official and Harvard Law School classmate of Mr. Obama's, helped raise $500,000 for the president-elect's campaign, has worked as an attorney for the recording industry, which has significant business before the Justice Department, and represented Democratic lawmakers and voters involved in politically charged redistricting cases, an issue certain to rise again with the 2010 census.
But his high-profile role in the Schiavo case in 2005 stirred instant vitriol among pro-life Read More...
From PressAssociation: "The moment a man died in an assisted suicide will be broadcast on British television.
"Craig Ewert, 59, suffered from motor neurone disease and chose to end his life rather than endure the "torture" he feared his degenerative condition meant.
"The former university professor, who lived in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, travelled to Switzerland t Read More...
You knew it wouldn't be long before the "right-to-die" became the "duty to die". Surprise! Dutiful death has arrived in Britain. The West has given up God and the notion of an absolute moral authority as the basis of our legal system. Now we are left with man-made morality and arbitrary laws which subject us to the whim and caprice of whomever happens to be in charge, and whatever happens to be "best" for the State--in other words TYRANNY.
HT: STELLA LITTLE!!--Excerpts from Mailonline: "Elderly people with dementia have a duty to die, one of the country's most influential experts on medical ethics said yesterday.
Baroness Warnock said that for the old and sick who are contemplating dying, 'there is nothing wrong Read More...
From spiegel online: "The tabloid Bild calls it "perverse." Germany's Health Minister Ulla Schmidt said "I reject this path categorically." And Jörg-Dietrich Hoppe, president of the German Medical Association, calls it "abhorrent and deeply schocking."
"The case has immediately set off yet another round of an intense nationwide debate in Germany about assisted suicide and the question as to when a patient has a right to die and when not. It is currently illegal to actively assist in someone's suicide in Germany. Kusch went out of his way to make sure he didn't fall afoul of that law. While he educated Bettina S. on how to kill herself, he did not administer the deadly dosage himself. Because suicide is not illegal in Germany, advising someone on how best to do it is likewise not punishable."
Meet Reverend Death, aka Reverend George Exoo, who is a homosexual, libertarian minister in the Unitarian church. After getting into trouble with the law for assisting the depressed to their deaths he has vowed to become a martyr for the culture of death. This is an excellent story that exposes the demonic underbelly of the right-to die movement, and as you will see even the pro-right-to-die reporter became disturbed by the euthanasia movement and Reverend Death.
Excerpts from the Guardian: "Reverend George Exoo is a leading figure in the right-to-die movement. He says he has helped 102 people to commit suicide. But, reports Jon Ronson, most of his clients were not terminally ill, just depressed and in need of psychiatric help.
"In January 2002 it was reported on the Irish news that a woman's body had been found in a rented house in Donnybrook, Dublin. Her name was Rosemary Toole and, police said, she had been suffering from depression. Her suicide would probably have gone unreported were it not for the fact that she'd been spotted at Dublin airport a day earlier, picking up two jolly-seeming Americans at arrivals. The three of them were then seen drinking Jack Daniels and coke at the Atlantic Coast Hotel in County Mayo. At one point - other drinkers later testified to the police - Toole stood up to go to the toilet and did a jig at the table. The next day she was Read More...
As reported by Zenit earlier this year, the legislation originally stipulated "that there will be juridical protection for doctors willing to permit death to occur by withholding basic necessities, such as food and water".
This is only the latest challenge to life in the capital of the world's second-largest Roman Catholic nation. In April Mexico City voted to legalize abortion. Mexico City has also led the way in legitimizing homosexuality in Latin Read More...
find joy in the sufferings I endure for you. In my
own flesh I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings
of Christ for the sake of His Body, the Church" (Col.
The West rejects
suffering as lacking dignity, purpose, and meaning.
In times past a good or happy death meant a person
had an opportunity to conduct a thorough examination
of conscience and repent of all sin. The Catholic
Church has always acknowledged the powerful
redemptive nature of uniting one's suffering with
Christ's Cross. But death with dignity has been
diabolically twisted to rob one of the chance at
reflection, and the grace of a possible death bed
conversion. Now the ideal death is speedy, with
minimum hassle on family or friends, and is totally
pain-free due to mind altering drugs. A people that
reject sacrifice and suffering as meaningless and
something to escape from have lost the ability to
love and thus the purpose of life.
The Swiss have gone so far as to set up suicide clinics for those with "incurable pain" called among other names "Dignitas" and "Exit". Dignitas has recently come under fire for killing foreigners who travel to Switzerland to die and are merely depressed.
Prosecutors are calling for tougher regulations on Switzerland's assisted suicide clinics after uncovering evidence that some of the foreign clients they help to die are simply