Paternalism in the Apple Isle

Observations on the paper: Voluntary Assisted Dying - A Proposal for Tasmania     Continue reading

Quebec National Assembly Report on Dying with Dignity

Noted US commentator and lawyer. Wesley Smith comments on the problems with implementing the Quebec Report. This is very important given the reliance on this report in recent days in Tasmanian discussion paper on euthanasia & assisted suicide:  Article 1:  Continue reading

WA Labor leader supports euthanasia in lead up to the polls

Yesterday  we reported how a WA independent MP has flagged her intention to bring on a euthanasia debate if she is re-elected. Pundits say that Adele Carles MP has little chance of retaining her seat.  Continue reading

Innocents abroad - MercatorNet talks straight on Tasmanian push for euthanasia

Michael Cook, editor of   is a great writer and canny observer on ethics and politics. This commentary on the Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide discussion paper in Tasmania is scorching!MercatorNet Continue reading

New Hampshire Palliative Care Specialist's testimony in Vermont

The Vermont Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Hearing on End of Life Choices recently heard testimony on whether or not to proceed to endorse legislative change. Unfortunately that committee recommended the move which now sits before the powerful bills committee.  The following blogpost from NotDeadYet's Stephen Drake is Dr. Ira Byock's testimony to that committee. A powerful statement: Continue reading

Nembutal death in WA sets up discussion about euthanasia

   Western Australian MS sufferer and euthanasia advocate, Barbara Harrison died on the weekend. Reports say that she consumed a bottle of Nembutal procured from Mexico 'through the post'. Continue reading

How my mother died - a son's story

  This article first appeared on the MercatorNet Blog Continue reading

Bob Such - another 'roll-of–the-dice' in SA.

  If there's one thing that the Hon Bob Such is known for its persistence. Once again he's introducing a euthanasia bill into the SA lower house.   Continue reading

Holocaust Memorial Day - Let's not forget the key role doctors played

The following article was written by Dr. Peter Saunders, the campaign director for the Care Not Killing Alliance in the UK. This article was published on his blog  on Holocaust Memorial Day under the title: Holocaust Memorial Day - Let's not forget the key role doctors played. Continue reading

Belgian twin euthanasia story is just the tip of a chilling iceberg

. This comment from Peter Saunders in the UK not only sums up the situation with the euthanasia of twins just before Christmas, Saunders also covers new proposals to further liberalize a system already out of control.  Continue reading