Tom Mortier’s lawyers presented an appeal to the Belgian euthanasia law

Tom Mortier’s lawyers presented an appeal to the Belgian euthanasia law based on the death of Mortier’s mother suffering from depression at the European Court of Human Rights Legal representatives of Mortier seeking justice in the 2012 euthanized death of his depressed mother Godelieve De Troyer have stated that Mr. Mortier was informed the day after his mother…

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Demographic suicide and mutation of the West

Read more. Immigration can’t solve all the problems arisen from low birth rates and related issues. Itdoesn’t stop societal aging , but just slows down its progression . Immigrants also age andwill generate rights to pensions and other welfare benefits. And we can ´ t cope with thegrowing loneliness problem through immigrants: goods can be…

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Fertility, mortality, migration, and population scenarios for 195 countries and territories from 2017 to 2100

Read more. The English novelist P.D. James wrote a dystopian novel in 1992 entitled The Children of Men. Set in the year 2021, the novel describes a world where all human males have become sterile, and children have disappeared. As the last generation turns age 25, societies give way to strange beliefs, unspeakable cruelties, systematic euthanasia, and hopelessness. According…

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‘Completed’ life in the Netherlands

In January 2020 a report (by ‘Commission van Wijngaarden’) was presented which concluded that approx. 1.8 % of all persons of 55 years and up, have a wish to end their lives, without being ill. They do not suffer unbearably and hopelessly, but consider their lives to be “complete”. The researchers noted that the death…

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HHS protects doctors who object to abortion, transgender surgery

Read more. On Friday, the Trump administration finalized a new rule to protect doctors’ right to object to abortion and “gender reassignment” operations. The rule clarifies that bans on sex-based discrimination do not include gender identity or abortion. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that its final rule eliminates portions of a…

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French doctor loses medical license for euthanasia of patient.

Read more. On Monday, June 29 the State Council confirmed the decision of the national disciplinary chamber of the Order of physicians in France, upheld the removal of the medical license of Dr Nicolas Bonnemaison for intentionally breaking the law by lethally injecting a patient. In October 2015, Bonnemaison was found guilty and given a two year suspended…

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The aftermath of COVID-19 : Bioethical dilemmas

Read more. THE PASSING OF TIME, and with it, the diminishing gravity of the situation in first world countries, the accumulation of data not yet well evaluated and the prospects for the evolution of all that has taken place, all offer new possibilities for the analysis of the most serious global health crisis in recent…

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