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Mentally Ill Woman Euthanized in Canada

I did a radio interview yesterday warning that I expected Canada to, one day, allow euthanasia as a “treatment” for serious mental illness. Today, I find out it already happened. A court apparently allowed a mentally ill woman to be euthanized. by WESLEY J. SMITH April...

Murder by euthanasia: a warning from the Netherlands
Murder by euthanasia: a warning from the Netherlands

  Once you create a situation at law where killing of another person is allowed in certain circumstances, not only will the circumstances in which such killing is endorsed or allowed change over time, but the boundaries, however originally drawn, will be entirely ineffective in providing...

Assisted Suicide for Mentally Ill
A Right to Assisted Suicide for the Institutionalized Mentally Ill

Assisted suicide proponents always promise that facilitated death will be offered solely and strictly to the mentally competent. But once a society accepts the premise of euthanasia—that it is acceptable to eliminate suffering by eliminating the sufferer—there is no way to restrict the putative “right...

Europe’s Morality Crisis: Euthanizing the Mentally Ill

Once prohibited — indeed, unthinkable — the euthanasia of people with mental illnesses or cognitive disorders, including dementia, is now a common occurrence in Belgium and the Netherlands. This profoundly troubling fact of modern European life is confirmed by the latest biennial report from Belgium’s Federal...

Adventist Health Statement: End of Life Options Act

The recent passage of California’s End of Life Option Act has raised many questions for physicians, hospitals, pharmacists, social workers and others. After careful consideration, Adventist Health has chosen not to participate under the “death with dignity” legislation in California, or in any...

MY VIEW: Give us better care for the living, not aid in dying

Assisted suicide bills have been failing consistently in progressive states like New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and Connecticut. New Yorkers are seeing through the euphemisms and misinformation of proponents. Articles like Bonnie Kraham's call what Jack Kevorkian did "care." Assisted suicide proponents claim that this is...