The Netherlands opens the door to euthanasia for children under 12

The DutchNews.nl reported  that Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers announced the intention to extend euthanasia to children, but without changing the law. Kuipers intends to extend the Groningen Protocol, which currently applies to babies, to include children under the age of 12. An article by Peter McLaren Kennedy for EuroWeekly stated:   The proposed protocol contains seven criteria for…

Après 50 ans de légalisation de l’euthanasie en Belgique, 2021 marque un nombre record de décès dus à l’euthanasie

Jeudi 31 mars, la Commission fédérale de contrôle et d’évaluation de l’euthanasie en Belgique a communiqué les chiffres relatifs aux euthanasies déclarées durant l’année 2021. Le nombre d’euthanasies officiellement pratiquées l’année dernière a ainsi atteint un nouveau record : 2699 euthanasies ont été déclarées à la commission en 2021, chiffre jamais atteint jusqu’alors. Alors que l’année 2020…

Assisted suicide and the Catholic Church

Two texts generate confusion around assisted suicide, the subject of debate in Italy at the moment. The first of these is an article by Father Carlo Casalone, a Jesuit, published on January 15 in the magazine La Civiltà Cattolica with the title “The parliamentary discussion on “assisted suicide””. The second, authored by Marie-Jo Thiel, appeared…

More than 140 associations express in the Senate their rejection of the new Law that penalizes Pro-life concentrations against abortion centers

The organizations that work in the field of the defense of life and its dignity underline that their activity is within the limits set by the fundamental rights of the Spanish Constitution. The spokespersons take advantage of the right of ‘active citizenship’, present in European regulations, to bring their position closer to the members of…

Legalizing euthanasia in Spain

An article published by Spark Chronicles indicates that since legalizing euthanasia on June 25, 2021, Spain has had at least 50 euthanasia deaths and 130 requests. The article states that data from 10 out of the 17 autonomous regions in Spain indicated that the majority of the euthanasia deaths have been for neurodegenerative or oncological diseases and…