A good summary of the situation in Belgium and the Netherlands. Cross posted from Alex's blog: Did Rick Santorum exaggerate the euthanasia experience in the Netherlands?Rick Santorum has made some very strong comments concerning the euthanasia experiment in the Netherlands and it is reported that the "Dutch are outraged", so what did he say that has supposedly outraged the Dutch? Continue reading
Authorities estimate that something like 5% of Australians over the age of 65 will be abused at some time. But authorities also admit that the prevalence could indeed be double that figure given that one of the characteristics of this kind of crime is significant under reporting.In every Australian state and territory, the issue of Elder Abuse; that is: abuse of elderly people by a trusted relative or friend, often, but not exclusively, for financial gain, is becoming a serious problem. Continue reading
"Not a good look" said Phillip Nitschke to an ABC news journalist. He was referring to the fact that , the man convicted yesterday (Feb 16) in a Brisbane court of assisted suicide of Frank Ward in 2009 was the sole beneficiary of Ward's estate.Merin Nielsen Continue reading
Just in case you hadn't noticed February 6 to 12 was "Euthanasia week" in the Netherlands. And what better way to mark this, the tenth anniversary of the Dutch right-to-die legislation, than a film festival.Film buffs will be treated to an array of 35 films, old and new that deal with euthanasia including five premieres â�� one focussing on the work of the Continue reading
Just in case you hadn't noticed February 6 to 12 was "Euthanasia week" in the Netherlands. And what better way to mark this, the tenth anniversary of the Dutch right-to-die legislation, than a film festival.
Late last year we reported that the was considering a move to create mobile euthanasia services in the Netherlands. Home delivery â�� Dutch style!Dutch Minister of Health, Edith Schippers Continue reading
Comment by Alex Schadenberg cross posted from alexschadenberg.blogspot.com (25th January 2012)Yesterday Continue reading
Real choice is preserved without euthanasia & assisted suicide. We have an established routine in our family for the purchase of a used car. It's been honed over the last quarter decade and seems to work quite well. My role is to find the right vehicle and talk to the car salesman. Once I've established a few facts and signal a desire to purchase, I tell the salesman that I'll need to talk it over with my wife and get back to him. Continue reading