The One of Us Federation warns about dehumanization and coercion that for terminally ill patients supposes euthanasia

The One of Us Federation warns about dehumanization of euthanasia. Euthanasia means abandoning people hit by serious ill and disabilities considered without human dignity. This option does not make sense, from an ethical, medical and juridical point of view. One of us Federaton instead states the need to guarantee and improve palliative care, because human…

The attacks to the life and dignity of the human being are accelerating in an alarming way in Europe

Suicide pill introduced in the Netherlands “The slippery slope is behind us” In the Netherlands more and more people die from euthanasia, which is accounting for 4.5 percent of all deaths. According to researchers, requests from people who aren’t terminally ill are increasing. “Euthanasia is now considered as a right”, says Kees van Helden of…

New Assisted Dying Law Will Claim Unintended Victims

Huffington Post, Canada (09.01.2017) The Carter decision to allow assisted suicide and euthanasia claimed that Canada could avoid abuses through careful guidelines and screening. Medically facilitated elder abuse by greedy relatives and medicalized suicide for the depressed — a grim reality where this practice is legal — were supposed to be avoidable, said the judge,…

Push for more euthanasia in The Netherlands

Alex van Vuuren, Schreeuw om Leven In October the Dutch government came with a new initiative for a law regarding euthanasia. This new law will expand the existing legal euthanasia practice in The Netherlands, but will be a separate law. A parliamentary committee earlier this year however had clearly stated that an expansion of the…

Portuguese Petition against Euthanasia

The debate on euthanasia is coming closer in Portugal and a proposal of law is expected in the first quarter of 2017. Meanwhile, a petition for “Assisted Death” is making its way on the parliament (nine thousand signatures) and an important prolife group of associations expect to deliver another petition at the parliament the first…