• Child Euthanasia Comes to the Netherlands

    The Dutch government is preparing to legalize euthanasia for children between the ages of one and twelve.Last year, the Dutch Ministry of Health commissioned a report from the NVK (Dutch Society of Pediatrics), which recommended the government permit euthanasia for terminally ill children of... Read more
  • Turning People into Products

    Thanks to a new technology in development called in vitro gametogenesis (IVG), in the near future any combination of donor parents—one woman, or two men, or three women and three men—may be able to have a child.  IVG would allow scientists to take the genetic matter of one or more... Read more
  • Assisted suicide, euthanasia more than 10 times higher than predicted in Australian state

    While the Australian state of Tasmania is debating a bill that would legalize assisted suicide, the state of Victoria reported more than ten times the anticipated number of deaths from assisted suicide and euthanasia in its first legal year. Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board... Read more
  • The president of a Mexican pro-euthanasia organization has a change of heart

    The current president of the Association for the Right to Die with Dignity in Mexico, Amparo Espinosa Rugarcía, has recently made public her testimony in which she states that she has gone from being a defender of euthanasia to rejecting it and proposing palliative care as an alternative... Read more
  • US government considers ethics of aborted tissue research

    A new federal ethics advisory board for fetal tissue research has convened to consider future federally-funded research proposals that involve tissue from aborted babies. The Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) met for the first... Read more
  • Hundreds of Sick Canadians Euthanized over Loneliness

    Good grief. We are told that euthanasia is “compassion.” But how compassionate is it when last year in Canada, hundreds of sick people were euthanized because of loneliness? The country’s 2019 MAID [medical assistance in dying] Annual Report found that 13.7 percent of the 5,631... Read more
  • Dutch MD Euthanized Dementia Patient Despite Being Told ‘No’

    I have written before about Marinou Arends, the Dutch doctor who euthanized a woman with dementia struggling to stay alive. Readers may recall the doctor first drugged her patient’s coffee and then, when the woman awakened and fought against being killed, had the family hold the patient down... Read more
  • The Bad Decision That Started It All

    Forty years ago, in Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down state laws forbidding the sale, distribution, and use of contraceptives on the basis of a novel constitutional doctrine known as the right to marital privacy. At the time, the decision appeared to... Read more
  • Assisted Suicide by Zoom

    Those who advocate the legalization of physician-assisted suicide always claim that doctor-prescribed death will involve a meticulous process of intimate conversations and hands-on examinations by qualified physicians. They promise that patients who request assisted suicide as a solution to... Read more
  • Dutch Supreme Court rules doctors can euthanize dementia patients

    The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Tuesday, April 21, that it is lawful for doctors to euthanize patients with severe dementia, provided that the patient had expressed a desire to be euthanized while still legally capable of doing so.  Lower courts had previously ruled that a... Read more