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My Mother was Euthanased. It's Not a Humane Procedure

Last edited 23rd October 2013

Dr. Tom Mortier (PhD) lecturer of chemistry at University College Leuven in Belgium, critiqued the Belgian euthanasia law at a press conference in Montreal, Dr. Mortier was invited by the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice to share his story. In this very personal interview, Dr Mortier candidly discuses his mother’s own passing – she was taken by euthanasia – the cause, as he discusses, not due to a terminal illness, but by her choice.

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Paying the Price for Their Autonomy

Last edited 8th October 2013

The latest euthanasia scandal in Belgium shows that some doctors have discovered an easy way to dispose of some of their medical failures. They can kill them. Legally.

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Euthanasia Alert - Exposing the Abuses in Belgium

Last edited 23rd September 2013

In Australia’s recent national election, long-time euthanasia supporter Dr Philip Nitschke stood, unsuccessfully, for a senate seat in the Australian Capital Territory. He was one of several candidates for the Voluntary Euthanasia Party. In a program broadcast a short time ago by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) he described how he encourages people to buy online from China the barbiturate Nembutal. Visit this article by Fr. John Flynn to read more.

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My Grandfather’s Story: One of True Dignity

Last edited 20th September 2013

"Those months of palliative care which my grandfather experienced not only brought him a calm, peaceful, dignified death, but it also, in his dying moments, gave him a conviction of the profound dignity of his human life, regardless of quality of life."

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Ask a Priest - Explaining the Church's Teachings Against Euthanasia Amidst Emotional Stories

Last edited 24th June 2013

This article is making its way around Facebook and Twitter in support of euthanasia: http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/real-life/im-sorry-i-didnt-kill-you-mum-20130611-2o1b6.html

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Thinking Euthanasia? Think Again.

Last edited 20th June 2013

This video explores why euthanasia is not medicine, explaining that it completely changes the nature of healthcare. This video was produced by a group in New Zealand in response to the current euthansia debate in that country.

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Argentine Bishops Concerned Over Assisted Reproduction Law

Last edited 18th June 2013

Responding to a new law on assisted fertilization, the bishops of Argentina stressed that “not everything that is technically possible is ethically and legally acceptable.” Argentine lawmakers recently voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation requiring all health care plans to offer a range of artificial fertility treatments to anyone at least 18 years of age.

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Dutch Doctors Say Anguish of Parents is Good Reason to Euthanase Disabled Babies

Last edited 17th June 2013

Euthanasia has been legal in The Netherlands for over 10 years. Recently, the Dutch press reported another startling development on the euthanasia front. Distress felt by parents of a dying newborn is a justification for killing their child, declared the Royal Dutch Medical Association, which represents doctors in the Netherlands. In a new policy document, “Medical decisions about the lives of newborns with severe abnormalities”, the KNMG explained why it is acceptable, and sometimes even necessary, to euthanase children.

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Opposing 'Death with Dignity' and 'Same-sex Marriage': Faith or Reason? - Public Lecture with Professor John Finnis

Last edited 23rd July 2013

The Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society hosted a public lecture at Notre Dame's Broadway campus in Sydney by Professor John Finnis in May. The lecture, titled "Opposing 'death with dignity' and 'same-sex marriage': faith or reason?"

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NSW Greens & Independents Refuse to Give Up on Defeated Euthanasia Bill

Last edited 30th May 2013

Just five days after a resounding defeat in the NSW Parliament's Upper House, Independent MP Alex Greenwich has emailed constituents to announce he and two other MPs intend to introduce the same Bill to the Lower House in a yet another bid to legalise voluntary euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide for the terminally ill.

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