Saturday, March 31, 2012

Canadian Disability Community Pushes Back Against Biased TV Report

I reported last week about the Canadian TV show that presented a massive pro-deather slant in the name of “mercy.” It was pretty biased, and now there’s some pushback coming from the Canadian disability community.
Global’s “Taking Mercy” Portrays People with Disabilities as Suffering and Subhuman; Council of Canadians with Disabilities Seeks Redress
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), a national human rights organization of people with disabilities, challenges Global, to offset the harm it has done to people with disabilities, by running a follow-up to its “Taking Mercy” media blog.  The follow-up would counter the negative portrayal of people with disabilities presented in “Taking Mercy”, by featuring persons with disabilities who want to live and who see a danger in opening up the debate on euthanasia. “Only good can come from providing an opportunity for a broader, fairer public discourse,” states Rhonda Wiebe, Co-chair CCD Ending of Life Ethics Committee.  CCD will also be launching a formal complaint about Global’s coverage. more

Friday, March 30, 2012

Georgia Poised To Ban Assisted Suicide

Looks like Georgia will implement a law banning assisted suicide.
Assisted suicide would be banned under Ga. law
Assisting in another person's suicide would be become a felony crime in Georgia punishable by up to a decade in prison under legislation that received final approval on the last day of the General Assembly. more

Spanish Opposition To Legalizing Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia

Here’s some strong Spanish opposition to introducing legislation legitimating assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Spain’s main conservative and socialist parties join in rejecting euthanasia bill
Spain’s two major parties, the conservative People’s Party (PP), and the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE), have joined their votes to thwart the introduction of legislation that would permit euthanasia and assisted suicide. more

10th Anniversary Of The Pro-Death Slippery Slope In Holland & Belgium

Here’s a summary of how the slippery slope in Holland and Belgium have steepened over time.
Dutch, Belgians mark decade of 'mercy killings'
Ten years after they became the first countries to legalize euthanasia, the Netherlands and Belgium now provide assisted suicide to 4,000 people a year.
Most have been cancer sufferers but there are now also some with Alzheimer's disease, following a new interpretation of the law. more

More On California Assisted Suicide Charge

Here’s more on the California woman charged with an assisted suicide.
Lawyer: Calif. woman accused of assisted suicide says she didn’t know pills would kill veteran
An attorney representing a California woman charged with helping an elderly veteran commit suicide says she didn’t know the pills she crushed up into the man’s yogurt would kill him. more

Canadian Catholic Church Opposes Proposed Euthanasia Changes

As always, the Roman Catholic Church is at the forefront of opposing euthanasia in Canada. Would that there were other institutions (religious and secular) which would do the same.
Quebec's Catholic bishops to lobby against doctor-assisted euthanasia
Roman Catholic bishops in Quebec are pondering action to prevent the provincial government from giving the green light to proposed doctor-assisted euthanasia.
Roman Catholic bishops in Quebec are pondering action to prevent the provincial government from giving the green light to proposed doctor-assisted euthanasia. more

The Grisly Business Of Death

The spin in this article is that the poor woman in the piece suffered so much from a  botched suicide attempt that the laws banning assisted suicide need to be overturned. It’s also a chilling look into how the death culture goes about its grisly business.
Husband's 'raging anger' at assisted suicide law
Within two months of finding out she had Huntington's disease, Elizabeth Sheldon had made her mind up. She had treated a patient with the same degenerative condition three years earlier and the memories were still vivid.
It was the "worst" case of suffering she had ever seen in her job as a district nurse.
The patient could not walk, could barely stand up and needed 24-hour care.
Mrs Sheldon's mother had suffered from the same genetic disorder and she knew there was a 50% chance that it was hereditary.
When told of her diagnosis in 1979, it had a devastating impact. more
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