Pages tagged "Court Case"
High Court upholds ban on assisted suicide as good public policy
Oct 09, 2017
On 5 October 2017 the High Court of Justice in England dismissed a claim by Noel Conway seeking to carve out an exception to the law prohibiting all assisted suicide. Continue reading
German court approves access to suicide drugs.
Mar 05, 2017
Alex Schadenberg International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have sad news. Yesterday Germany's federal court decided that "in extreme circumstances" the refusal of a suicide drug is illegal.According to a DW news story: Continue reading
South African Supreme Court rejects euthanasia.
Dec 12, 2016
Alex Schadenberg International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Supreme Court of South Africa rejected euthanasia and assisted suicide by overturning the lower court decision that approved death of Robin Stransham-Ford, of Cape Town, by euthanasia or assisted suicide by Judge Hans Fabricius on April 30, 2015.Judge Fabricius legislated from the Bench when he ruled that: Continue reading
Dying for a day in court
Mar 07, 2016
by Paul Russell: Ever wondered how the 'celebrity' euthanasia cases become, well, celebrity cases? Some, I imagine are simply place and time occurrences; where a well-meaning person with a terminal illness decides for themselves to use their illness to 'further a cause'. For some, like UK man, Tony Nicklinson, it is simply about their own demise and, for the likes of Brittany Maynard in the USA last year, it would appear that the media attention can become a drug of addiction.So, clearly there are those who call up a journalist off their own back and want to tell their story. Some, I have observed over the years, have spoken to the media in such a way as to make it clear, to me at least, that they had been coached by pro-euthanasia and assisted suicide campaigners in the right things to say and how to say them. Continue reading
Lewis: Four months is not enough for a full debate on euthanasia.
Jan 20, 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada gave an extension of time to the National Parliament to legislate for euthanasia and assisted suicide. It's not enough argues Charlie Lewis. By Charlie Lewis (cross posted from Alex Schadenberg's blog)You can read Alex's full eport HERE. Continue reading
Canada Supreme Court Conjures "Right" to be Dead
Jan 19, 2016
by WESLEY J. SMITH Canada is on the verge of instituting the most radical culture of death in the world.More radical than the Netherlands, which allows psychiatrists to euthanize the mentally ill. Continue reading
Battle lines drawn in Belgium over conscience
Jan 02, 2016
Family set to sue over 'non-euthanasia' in Catholic aged care home. Over recent weeks the issue of conscientious objection, or the 'conscience clause' in the Belgian euthanasia law has been brought into the spotlight by the assertion by the new Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, Jozef De Kesel, that he has the right to refuse Catholic hospitals and aged care facilities to co-operate with euthanasia.Euthanasia advocates both in academia and in the medical profession have bristled at the suggestion that institutions might say 'non' with many displaying a distinct and disturbing lack of understanding about the status of the 14 year old statute that allows doctors to kill their patients. Continue reading
Great News: The New Mexico Court of Appeals struck down an activist assisted suicide decision
Aug 13, 2015
Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Washington Times reported yesterday that the New Mexico Court of Appeal overturned Nash's activist assisted suicide decision to once again prohibit assisted suicide.The New Mexico Court of Appeals handed a defeat to the right-to-die movement Tuesday by striking down a lower-court ruling establishing physician-assisted suicide. Continue reading
The shifting debate in New Zealand
Jun 11, 2015
In the wake of the Lecretia Seales court case Paul RussellOn the 5th of June Justice Collins handed down his judgement in the High Court of New Zealand in a case brought by New Zealand woman, Lecretia Seales. Seales had asked the court for a decision on on whether it would be an offence under the Crimes Act for her doctor to be able to help her die, and whether a ban on assisted dying contravened her human rights under the New Zealand Bill of Rights. Continue reading
NZ Palliative care doctor warns of euthanasia 'ripple effect'
Jun 04, 2015
As New Zealanders await the judgement in the case of Lecretia Seales who has appealed to the NZ Courts to allow her doctor to assist in her suicide without legal penalty, the country's most senior palliative care specialist issues a stern warning. According to One News, the chair of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Dr Amanda Landers, told Seven Sharp euthanasia presents too many grey areas."How can we make sure that people aren't being coerced - the most vulnerable sector of our society?" Continue reading