BLOG: euthanasia
 I had been explaining some red-flags that I found in the book Final Exit by Derek Humphry (see Part 3, and also Part 2), and ended up talking about relativism: You may not want euthanasia for yourself, but don’t impose your beliefs on someone else, which is the number one flaw with this book, and ...read more
In Part II, I gave a background on the author of the book Final Exit, Mr. Derek Humphry and a bit about the Right-to-Die movement. I do believe that the book is very compelling, but it contains some red flags. Here are some of them: ...read more
Respecting End of Life: Part 2 As many of you know, on May 6, members of the Quebec national assembly voted in favour of Bill 52, the “Act of Respecting End-of-life” making “assisted dying” legal in that province. I recently wrote about that. I had already written a bit about this in the past explaining ...read more
May 6 this year will go down as one of the saddest days in the history of the province of Quebec. On that day, members of the Quebec national assembly voted in favour of Bill 52, the “Act of Respecting End-of-life.” Supporters call it “medical aid in dying”. I call it what it is: Euthanasia. ...read more
Two weeks ago there was a huge victory for opponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada in a case that determined that doctors must obtain consent before removing life-support from a patient. The case was that of Hassan Rasouli who apparently was misdiagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state since October 2010. According ...read more
The world was shocked by the news out of Belgium that 45-year-old deaf twins chose to be euthanized after learning that they were losing their vision. The case epitomized the “slippery slope” that euthanasia opponents have been warning about. Euthanasia is usually advocated using the example of terminally-ill patients in unbearable pain who give full ...read more
What does the Euthanasia bill really state? How does its legalization impact the fields of Medicine and Law? Join Mary Rose Bacani as she speaks with Shannon Joseph, Dr. Margaret Somerville and other guests about the identity of the medical doctor and the impact that the legalization of euthanasia would have on it. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Canadian Bishops react to the B.C. Supreme Court ruling on euthanasia, and we bring you some interviews with participants at yesterday’s closing mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. ...read more
The following statement was released by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops this morning, regarding the B.C. Supreme Court ruling on physician-assisted suicide. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has learned with dismay of a ruling on assisted suicide by a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court. The Catholic position on this question ...read more
Today Archbishop Richard Smith, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed a parliamentary report that addresses the care of vulnerable Canadians. His statement follows: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) welcomes the report by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care, entitled “Not to be forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians”. The ...read more