“Do not resuscitate”

Read more. Nursing homes in the UK were asked by government health managers and family doctors to place blanket “Do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders on all residents at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to keep hospital beds free, a report has alleged. The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) surveyed 128 nurses and care home managers about their…

Study: 93% of Belgian neonatal doctors support euthanasia of newborns with disabilities.

Read more. Recently there has been an awakening concerning the eugenic attitudes of past leaders. Many leaders in the past believed that the lives of people with disabilities had less value.  Today’s society thinks that it is more enlightened and more supportive of people with disabilities. The study I am writing about today indicates that eugenic attitudes towards newborns…

New Zealand debate on euthanasia

In the midst of the devastation that the CoVid19 pandemic has caused and continues today originating in terms of human lives, some countries continue to focus their efforts on eliminating those lives that seem to be considered “less worthy” of being lived.This is the case of New Zealand debate on euthanasia as the country approaches…

‘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…

Euthanasia in Portugal: Parliament pospone the debate after the declarations of public law teachers and the citizens campaign against the Euthanasia in Portugal

Last 20th February five proposals of law introducing euthanasia in Portugal where approved at the Portuguese parliament.Some days before (the 7th February) the Federation Pela Vida launched a campaign against euthanasia and for a referendum. After the above referred vote the proposals of law were sent to a parliamentary commission in order to open the debate on article…

Did Covid-19 open the door to euthanasia in Sweden?

Read more. Many nursing home residents with breathing difficulties were given morphine instead of oxygen. Disturbing figures are coming from Sweden about the number of Covid-19 deaths amongst the elderly. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, half of the people who died in Sweden were residents of nursing homes. Sweden’s approach to the…