New Zealand: Street's euthanasia bill untimely and unclear

  Paul HutchisonWednesday 11 July 2012, 12:27PM Continue reading

Dutch doctors turn to 'continuous deep sedation' to keep official euthanasia figures low

Recent reports on the release of the 2010 Dutch euthanasia figures have tended to suggest that the garden is rosy in the Netherlands. UK Care Not Killing Alliance director, Dr. Peter Saunders explains why that's not the case.  Dr. Peter Saunders Continue reading

Doctor accused of ending patients' lives prematurely

  This is disturbing on a number of fronts. Firstly, claims that the doctor effectively euthanased a patient, secondly, that his actions were taken without consent. Thirdly, that he took no care to provide pain relief and also that the Medical Board has not sought to de-register him but, rather, to simply move his work away from acute care situations. It is also alleged that this was not an isolated case for this doctor.You can read the report and view the video Continue reading

Trends in end-of-life practices before and after the enactment of the euthanasia law in the Netherlands from 1990 to 2010: a repeated cross-sectional survey

The Lancet Jul, 2012 Comment: Latest meta-analysis from the Netherlands. Claims that the rate of euthanasia remain steady are not true. 2010 data shows that 23% of euthanasia cases are not reported; there were 310 deaths without request or consent and marks the alarming increase in the use of death by 'continuous deep sedation' to 12.3% of all deaths.  Link to study at The Lancet Continue reading

Debate on Euthanasia likely soon in Tasmania

  One might be forgiven for making the assumption that a 'discussion paper' might be framed in such a way as to seek the opinions of Tasmanians and other stakeholders as to whether or not euthanasia & assisted suicide was good public policy or no. Apparently, according to , that's not the case: Continue reading

The Such Bill - defeated: but they'll be back

  I'm sure South Australian MP,  The Hon Bob Such, would agree that he's no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but upon the defeat of his latest euthanasia bill on the 14th of June, he boldly proclaimed that he would Continue reading

Alex Schadenberg in Australia - Report

  Alex was brought to Australia to speak primarily at the Melbourne Life Coalition Annual Dinner. Alex later remarked on how pleasing it is to see disparate groups coming together and working together on various issues.  Continue reading

Letting people die or 'nudging them along'

A recent article in the  London Telegraph has re-ignited the discussion about the  Continue reading

Netherlands' euthanasia stats are appalling

   â�� It's not easy to watch someone die. It's hard to watch a person's basic abilities, like walking and talking, being taken away bit by bit. And it's heart-wrenchingly difficult when that person is also in great pain or struggling for breath. Those are hard cases.CALGARY Continue reading