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I feel for this poor girl and what she’s been through, but somehow I find her legal recourse chilling: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/teens/noa-pothoven-of-arnhem-in-the-netherlands-is-legally-euthanised/news-story/10b49ca69733eaa11b66e1b1b8e215a1 More

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This time of year seems to inspire a closer look at our human condition. As I clean up and organize in preparation for the holidays, tax season, acknowledging another year coming to a close, I seem to reflect on my spiritual condition more closely. Inspired by recent posts by @paddysiochain, @susanquinn, @skipsul, @curtnorth, @gilreich, @midge […]

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The slippery slope is becoming a cliff in Canada. Apparently euthanasia advocates are concerned that not enough institutions are involved in the business of killing their patients. Involved is a euphemism for complicit. To make people believe that an action is moral that is immoral requires the involvement of everyone. The action of euthanasia is described as compassionate. […]

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At National Review Online, Wesley J. Smith has written an essay about the increase in “couples euthanasia” in European countries that have adopted an affirmative right to end your own life. In a story guaranteed to evoke “ahhhs” from sentimental leftists and perhaps a recognizant twinge from anyone who is in love with his or her spouse, he describes an elderly couple who died “holding hands, surrounded by loved ones.”

They were both 91, seriously old even by 21st century standards.

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Here again is a post in my series on the Ten Commandments. Let’s look at Exodus 20: 13 Thou shalt not kill. More

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Songs on the Death of Children. In his book The Devil’s Pleasure Palace, Michael Walsh opines that the German Romantic Movement of the late 19th and early 20th Century, foretold the decline of Western Civilization. Two stories in the news today perhaps reflect how far we have fallen. Both stories are horrifying. Dad Admits Killing […]

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Via First Things (but I’ve also heard it from someone I care about who works in a Canadian hospital): But what about doctors opposed to euthanasia? The court left with Parliament and the medical colleges (associations) the decision of whether and how to accommodate doctors with conscience objections, granting a one-year (now extended) period within […]

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Quebec doctors will soon be given standardized kits with which to end the lives of patients seeking euthanasia — including drugs to calm the nerves and stop the breathing — along with detailed instructions as the province prepares to usher in legalized aid in dying. The Collège des médecins du Québec has developed a new […]

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Brittany Maynard — the face of the assisted suicide campaign

Here in California, SB128 has made it out of the Senate and is heading to the Assembly for debate and a vote. SB128 is a bill to make doctor-assisted suicide legal in California.

When people think about this issue, the scenario that comes up always is that of terminally ill patients who want to end their pain and suffering. You can find support for this position even among Republicans who are older and/or libertarian. The coalition opposed to the measure is constantly struggling to point out that assisted suicide on the basis of personal choice is an argument for suicide-on-demand. You can look at this piece to see the abuse taking place in Belgium, but it also happens here, where miscommunication between doctors leads to one endorsing suicide and another suggesting further treatment.

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shutterstock_164722760The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada published a review of a very interesting new book on how Dutch society is changing since the legalization of human euthanasia. An excerpt:

Gerbert Van Loenen, a Dutch journalist, once saw Holland’s legalization of euthanasia as one of that country’s crowning achievements. This started to change when a friend insisted that Van Loenen’s partner Niek would have been better off dead than living with a brain injury. Another acquaintance said to Neik over dinner at their house, “You chose to go on living so you have no right to whine.”These experiences led Van Loenen to wonder. Where did this attitude come from? How did it become so widely accepted that people living with disability or illness are better off dead? Is the legalization of euthanasia in the Netherlands part of the cause?

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