“En el debate sobre la eutanasia hay que evitar que se dé pie a una cultura de la muerte”

Noticia íntegra Federico de Montalvo es profesor de Derecho Constitucional en la Universidad de Comillas y preside desde hace seis meses el Comité de Bioética de España, el órgano asesor del Gobierno en temas candentes como la eutanasia, la maternidad subrogada, los frentes antivacunas y las decenas de puertas éticas que abren las nuevas tecnologías.…

The Vicent Lambert: The UN Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities calls for euthanasia decision to be suspended

On 4 May 2019, the UN International Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – to which the matter was referred by Vincent Lambert’s parents – asked France to suspend, «as a precautionary measure,» the decision to stop Vincent Lambert’s hydration and nutrition «while this case is investigated on its merits«. «Although we…

Euthanasia drops by 7% in the Netherlands in 2018.

By Richard Egan, researcher with the Australian Care Alliance The latest annual report on euthanasia and assisted suicide from the Netherlands shows that in 2018 the number of reported deaths by euthanasia decreased – for the first time since legalisation – to 6126 (a 7% decrease from 6585 cases in 2017). Dutch deaths by euthanasia for 2018 include…

Belgium euthanized 3 children aged 9, 11 and 17

When Belgium extended euthanasia to children in February 2014, by eliminating the age limit for lethal injection, we had hoped that no child would die in this manner. The first official child euthanasia in Belgium was reported in September 2016. The 2017 Belgian euthanasia data showed that the number of euthanasia deaths continues to increase,…