HEALTHY YOUNG DUTCH WOMAN DIES BY EUTHANASIA

Media reports have confirmed that healthy young Dutch woman Zoraya ter Beek died last week after being approved for euthanasia. Zoraya had just turned 29 and didn’t have a terminal illness. The law in the Netherlands doesn’t require her to be dying in order to qualify for euthanasia. Instead, she...
Canadians living with disabilities and treatable cancer are speaking out about being offered euthanasia instead of care. Allison Ducluzeau from Vancouver Island was diagnosed with advanced abdominal cancer and told she had just a few months to live. The Unherd reports: “[The specialist] warned that she might only live a...
In one of the biggest blows to those suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, the Victorian government has dramatically cut its budget into medical research. In the 2022-23 financial year, the Victorian government invested $108.1 million in medical research. This year’s budget is less than half of that, with...
The Australian Capital Territory is one step closer to legalising Australia’s most extreme euthanasia laws. The draft laws passed in-principle in the ACT Legislative Assembly on 16 May 2024. All Labor and Greens MLAs voted in-principle in support of the laws. Liberal members Elizabeth Lee, Leanne Castley, Mark Parton and...
“For want of a mattress, a man is dead”. Canadian man Normand Meunier, who died by euthanasia on 29 March this year, has made international headlines for all the wrong reasons. Normand applied to die by euthanasia after he was admitted to hospital with a respiratory virus, was not provided...
General practitioner and pro-euthanasia advocate, Nicholas Carr, is the first person reportedly reprimanded and fined for a breach of Victoria’s euthanasia and assisted suicide laws. According to a hearing in Victoria’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), a patient, Dr Carr and two witnesses were all present at his medical practice...
Euthanasia has been legal in The Netherlands for more than 20 years. The most recent statistics report 8720 deaths annually, which is one death every hour of every day. Since its introduction, it has been expanded to the mentally ill, to children of all ages and there is a push...
The president of Belgium’s largest health insurance fund, Luc Van Gorp, has boldly linked making euthanasia more accessible to saving of health and aged care costs in a recent interview with a local newspaper. Van Gorp was speaking to Nieuwsblad about the strain on health and aged care resources in...
Just a year into its first term, the Minns Labor Government in NSW has slashed a whopping $249 million from the palliative care budget. Following the passage of euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation in NSW, the then- Perrottet government announced a $650 million increase in palliative care funding. The 2023-2024...
Canada continues to be the primary example of where legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide laws lead. It has become so contentious that last month the Canadian government announced they are hitting pause on further efforts to expand the regime. It was to be that mental health would be a sole...