Families kept in the dark over euthanasia investigations

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Is euthanasia especially dangerous for women?

Are public policies that allow for euthanasia and assisted suicide detrimental to women? Academic and commentator Rachael Wong examined the research and concluded that, because women are conditioned to be agreeable and self-sacrificial, they are likely to be disproportionately disadvantaged by public policy that allows for euthanasia. Continue reading

Australian push to follow Netherlands’ killing

Remember the story of the 74-year old Dutch woman who had written an advanced directive, saying that she wanted to “undergo euthanasia whenever [she thought] the time is right”? Continue reading

Deadly discrimination for Canadians living with disability

The Canadian government’s intention to expand its euthanasia and assisted suicide laws (known as “MAiD”) has alarmed disability groups who have spoken up about the grave risk this proposed expansion will have on people living with disability in Canada. They have also expressed concern about the way the government seems to be fast tracking the laws, including reducing the number of parliamentary committee hearings on the matter. Continue reading

Almost 50% of euthanasia deaths going unreported

A new analysis of the most recent Belgian euthanasia statistics from the European Institute of Bioethics has revealed some disturbing facts about this unsafe practice. Continue reading

Victorian elder abuse on the rise

New statistics from Victoria reveal that elder abuse is continuing to rise in the state. The heavy toll that the Coronavirus lockdowns in the state have had on elderly people has also been uncovered. In the months that Victoria was in lockdown, according to data on family violence, “more people aged 55 and older accessed support services or sought a family violence protection order.”  Continue reading

Opt out not an option: Tasmanian MP

Faith-based hospitals and aged care facilities will be watching the progress of Mike Gaffney’s extreme euthanasia and assisted suicide bill as it progresses through an inquiry and then debate in the Lower House. Continue reading

Disability, devaluing and discrimination

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability handed down its interim report this week. Continue reading

Economic savings identified ahead of euthanasia expansion

“…expanding access to MAID result in a net reduction in health care costs for the provincial governments.” Continue reading

Still dangerously unsafe

In what has become standard practice for those trying to push through euthanasia and assisted suicide laws, Tasmanian MPs were forced to sit all day and night on Tuesday in order to debate Mike Gaffney’s extreme euthanasia bill. Continue reading