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  • UK's "Philosopher Queen," Warnock Says Elderly and Ill have Obligation to Suicide
    such warnings as a scare tactic Now however a leading proponent of euthanasia and other anti life policies in the UK has come right out and said it Baroness Warnock who was called Britain s Philosopher Queen by the Sunday Times said this past weekend In other contexts sacrificing oneself for one s family would be considered good I don t see what is so horrible about the motive of not wanting to be an increasing nuisance She said I am not ashamed to say some lives are more worth living than others Baroness Mary Warnock is a member of the House of Lords and is considered one of the UK s most sought after commentators on bioethics issues Her other contributions to the Culture of Death have included a report in the 1980 s that led to the legal regulation of IVF and embryo experimentation In her comments she added that parents who want to keep an ill child alive contrary to medical advice should pay for it themselves Maybe it has to come down to saying Okay they can stay alive but the family will have to pay for it Otherwise it will be an awful drain on

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/baroness.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Anglicans and Catholics Join Forces to Fight Euthanasia in Britain
    doctor may actively kill patients Assisted dying means the attending physician at the patient s request either providing the patient with the means to end the patient s life or if the patient is physically unable to do so ending the patient s life The prelates have said that the qualifying requirements for a person to be euthanized by doctors rely too much on subjective criteria The bill says that the patient himself must find his suffering so severe as to be unacceptable In their statement they said What terminally ill people need is to be cared for not to be killed They need excellent palliative care including proper and effective regimes for pain relief They need to be treated with the compassion and respect that this Bill would put gravely at risk The covering letter from Rowan Williams and Cormac Murphy O Connor said We believe very strongly that respect for human life at all its stages is the foundation of a civilised society and that the long term consequences of any change in the law to allow euthanasia in limited circumstances would be immensely grave The bill is also opposed by the British Medical Association Help the Aged

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/anglicans.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Some concerned Britian toying with euthanasia
    place in Whitehall Last month Church leaders expressed concern that plans to make living wills legally enforceable marked a further step towards the acceptance of voluntary euthanasia It is feared that the courts could be used to make case law that would by pass Parliament and allow doctors to assist the deaths of mentally incompetent patients Lord McColl said that as a result of lenient judgments by Dutch courts accepted medical practice changed and euthanasia became acceptable He said By the time Parliament considered the matter in 1993 it was a case of attempting to shut the stable door after the horse had bolted He claimed that attempts were being made in Britain to mirror the position in Holland and cited last year s High Court action brought by Annie Lindsell who suffered from motor neurone disease The action was supported by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society ostensibly to establish the sort of treatment her family doctor was entitled to give In the event the case collapsed because the court ruled that the palliative care proposed was already legal But Lord McColl said The purpose behind the Annie Lindsell case was to try to obtain permission to give an unlimited and

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/uk.html (2016-02-14)
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  • British Euthanasia Movement - Editorial
    supposed will justify the means Unfortunately it is possible for doctors even the most eminent ones to make mistakes and in the very same issue of The Lancet in which the appeal is made for doctors to be allowed to cull their patients for their spare parts there are two letters questioning the reliability and even the definition of the diagnosis of the PVS Mistakes it seems are inevitable and

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/brit-as.html (2016-02-14)
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  • British Parliament Rejects Assisted Suicide Bill
    announced a new consultation on proposals for a statute law for living wills and health care proxies Although case law has shown that living wills can be legally binding an Act of Parliament would clarify details and protect patients once and for all And at the moment health care proxies do not have any legal status These proposals are only part of a package covering all aspects of mental incapacity

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/britain2.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Hungary Court Rejects Legalization of Euthanasia
    allowed euthanasia to be legalized in the Eastern European country according to the MTI news agency The court ruled that there was no need to change the current law which labels the practice manslaughter Two lawyers had proposed changing the law after a mother drowned her 11 year old daughter in 1993 The daughter had suffered from an incurable illness The mother was given a suspended two year jail term

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/hung.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Israeli Doctor Denies Performing Active Euthanasia
    he was unable to speak swallow or even move a finger He was able to communicate by a system of blinking his eyes and he repeated over and over that he wanted to die Rechess said In January 1996 Judge Moshe Telgam deputy president of the Tel Aviv District Court issued a ruling giving his doctor permission not to connect Arad to a respirator or if already connected to disconnect if the case were hopeless and only artificial means were keeping him alive The Health Ministry expressed the intention to appeal the ruling but has not done so Arad was able to breathe on his own from time to time but he feared that when the time came to disconnect the ventilator he would suffer terribly from suffocation before dying In October Telgam issued an additional ruling saying the patient s dignity is most important and it is in the hands of his doctor to disconnect him from a respirator if he thought it necessary Rechess refused to perform active euthanasia that would immediately cause Arad s death but he consulted with many doctors including Barabash Health Ministry deputy director general Dr Boaz Lev Hadassah neurology department chairman Prof Oded Abramsky and Israel Medical Association ethics chief Prof Eran Dolev Rechess said he called in experts about the amount of narcotics that he could administer to put Arad into terminal sedation make him unconscious without having the drugs cause his death Then he disconnected the respirator knowing for certain that he wouldn t die as a result He had breathed alone many times before but not efficiently And he died 24 hours later Rechess conceded that if he had erred in his expectations and Arad would have died immediately from suffocation he would have felt terrible He said that passive euthanasia is carried out every day in hospitals around the country It s better than the active euthanasia which is known to occur in oncology departments and other wards when a doctor gives a fatal injection when no one is looking But this was the first case of passive euthanasia that was completely transparent and approved by the authorities according to a specified process We have to put this issue on the table Rechess said that such interventions should be allowed only in extreme cases when the patient is suffering greatly has been examined by two other senior doctors who confirm the patient is in the terminal stage of a hopeless disease repeatedly demands to die and does not suffer from dementia or depression There must be personal accountability and full transparency he maintained But Prof Avraham Steinberg a pediatric neurologist at Shaare Zedek Hospital and a medical ethicist at the HU Hadassah Medical School said that while Rechess was covered from a legal point of view the case overstepped the line from a public point of view A law has to be set down with what is permitted or forbidden now or it we won t be able to

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/israel.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Dutch Doctors Admit to Euthanizing Babies
    that they had already been carrying out the grizzly practice since at least 2000 That year five children experiencing what doctors claim was pain from incurable disease or extreme deformities were killed Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Executive Director Alex Schadenberg said that this is not new news The British Medical Journal revealed already in 1997 that eight percent of all infant deaths in the Netherlands are from euthanasia for fetal anomalies This is clearly eugenic euthanasia and has nothing to do with having a terminal illness he said The 2001 law made euthanasia legal only for consenting persons above the age of 12 and for children under 12 with parental consent Schadenberg pointed out What is new is the proposal to eliminate an age restriction and the need for consent for persons who are unconscious or unable to make the decision for themselves The reason it is eugenic euthanasia is because these babies are being killed not because they are going to die but because they are going to live The law states that euthanasia can be carried out on anyone who experiences unremitting suffering Clearly the only suffering many of these children will experience is that of being seen as

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/nethbabies.html (2016-02-14)
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