Pages tagged "Documentary"
Dec 05, 2016
by Michael Cook. Article first appeared on Mercatornet's Careful Blog Euthanasia is billed as a humane practice. But after watching this brief documentary about Belgium it's hard to believe that. Euthanasia was legalised there in 2002 and since then about 8,000 cases have been officially registered. Experience shows that demand grows with availability. Now children and the mentally ill can be given a lethal injection.As one doctor remarks, "If someone thinks that it is intolerable to have bad eyesight, and that it is incurable because they don't want to wear glasses, then we are in a situation within the criteria of the law. They ask for it repeatedly, so what is the problem?" Continue reading
Sep 16, 2015
Last night saw the screening of a documentary filmed by the Australian Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and made by their highly regarded European Correspondent, Brett Mason. It looked at the Belgian euthanasia regime through the lens of personal stories.As the documentary unfolds we hear clearly from Mason, a voice of concern. To his credit, both in the documentary and in his blog story, he doesn't put his own views nor conclusions. Clearly, however, the reality of euthanasia is very different from his initial conceptual thoughts as evidenced in these comments from the blog: "I was taken aback - not for the first time in recent weeks - by just how mundane and unremarkable euthanasia is to those who perform it.""I'm unable to bury a burning sense of anguish in the pit of my stomach. While I fully accept and respect that this decision was the patient's and the patient's alone, over these last nine months I've been filming in Belgium questions have repeatedly been asked about how this nation's euthanasia laws are safeguarded." Continue reading
May 20, 2013
The Al Jazeera network documentary, A License to Kill, about euthanasia in Australia was recently aired across the globe to an estimated 200 million people viewing audience. Continue reading