Euthanasia

14 Apr 2009 Canadian fights to die with husband

Assisted Suicide; Swiss group seeks right to grant wish of healthy people By Tom Blackwell, National Post, Tuesday, April 14, 2009The head of a controversial assisted-suicide group in Switzerland says he will seek legal permission to help a Canadian woman and other healthy people like her kill themselves, raising startling new issues in the emotional debate over euthanasia.Betty Coumbias, an elderly Vancouver resident, has indicated she wants to die alongside her husband, George, who suffers from heart disease. Involving healthy...

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25 Mar 2009 Allow assisted suicide, expert on law, health urges Canada

By Brendan Kennedy, The Ottawa Citizen, March 25, 2009OTTAWA-Assisted suicide should be decriminalized in Canada to allow competent and informed people to make decisions about how they die, and because current laws are inconsistent and ineffective, an expert in health law and policy told an Ottawa audience Tuesday night.  “My position is grounded in two core ethical values: autonomy and equality,” said Jocelyn Downie, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy and professor of law and medicine at Dalhousie University. [Continue reading this far-from-objective reporting here.]...

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16 Mar 2009 ‘Honouring the Gift of Life’ Symposium – Chatham, Ontario

Chatham ARPA is hosting a symposium with support from Right to Life Ontario. Keynote speakers are from local Right to Life chapters.  The crime of abortion has been "legal" in this country now for forty years.  Over the years have we become somewhat desensitized toward the horrific evil of it?  Today the next vicious attack on the sanctity of life is looming: Euthanasia.  Don't let the apparent distance of these insidious offenses lull us into complacency. Let's motivate one another to pray and work to 'Honour...

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12 Jan 2009 If doctors who won’t kill are ‘wicked,’ the world is sick

Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald (Jan 10, 2009)Talk about Orwellian. A woman described as a "leading expert in ethics" has declared that doctors who refuse to kill their patients are "genuinely wicked." I'm not making this up. Mary Warnock, a British baroness told the Northern Ireland Forum for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare this past Monday, that doctors who refuse to break their Hippocratic oath are evil. [Keep reading this article here.]...

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24 Nov 2008 Alarmingly Strong Support for Euthanasia

LifeCanada Press Release: Nov. 21, 2008 - Poll finds Canadians conflicted on end of life issues A new Environics poll has found Canadians split on the question of palliative care versus euthanasia. When asked if they would choose palliative care over euthanasia at the end of their lives, 44% of Canadians polled said they would choose palliative care with an equal number choosing euthanasia.
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20 Nov 2008 Death on demand is no worthy goal for society

By Alex Schadenberg (Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition) Calgary Herald, November 19, 2008 - Posted in full on www.ARPACanada.ca with permission from the author.Voters in Washington state passed the I-1000 assisted suicide Initiative, legalizing "Oregon-style" assisted suicide in their state. The Initiative 1000 passed by a 58-42 per cent margin. One of the reasons that the assisted suicide initiative in Washington passed was the money factor. The right-to-die lobby in the U. S. focused all of its resources on Washing-ton state, enabling them to spend more than $5 million to convince Washington state voters they had nothing to worry about.
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06 Nov 2008 B.C. group calls for legalization of assisted suicide

CBC.ca: The passing of Washington's assisted-suicide initiative has renewed calls by a B.C. group to enact similar legislation. Retired B.C. physician Brian Finnemore, who practised medicine for 40 years and is a member of the Right to Die Society of Canada, supports a similar bill on this side of the border. "I've seen many people suffer through a very uncomfortable death which could have been prevented," Finnemore told CBC News. Washington voters on Tuesday gave solid approval to Initiative 1000, which is modelled after Oregon's Death with Dignity law. [Keep...

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