Belgium’s euthanasia warning to Canada

A new documentary is set to be released this June, entitled “Vulnerable – the Euthanasia Deception“, the film is set to serve as a warning to Canada about how opening the door to assisted suicide and euthanasia will lead Canada down a dangerous path. From the film’s website: Vulnerable: The Euthanasia Deception …read more|en savoir plus

Death shouldn’t be tampered with

The following article was published in the Telegraph-Journal on March 29, 2016. It was written by the Honorable Graydon Nicholas, his wife Beth and Drs. Brian and Elizabeth Phillps. Mr and Mrs. Nicholas and Dr. Elizabeth Phillips are members of the New Brunswick Right to Life Board of Advisors. What does it mean …read more|en savoir plus

NB’s sick, elderly, disabled at risk: Comments on Parliamentary proposals

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Feb. 25, 2016 The following are comments of Executive Director Peter Ryan in response to today’s recommendations on “medical assistance in dying” (MAID) from a Parliamentary Committee: All human life is sacred, and no court or law can ever change that. The law can devalue human life – that …read more|en savoir plus

Why Disability Rights Advocates Oppose Assisted Suicide

Does the recent Supreme Court Of Canada Decision Carter v. Canada legalize euthanasia? Or only assisted suicide?

I examine this question in the below article. I argue that it is far from clear that the Court has in fact authorized euthanasia.

My article is a reply to Jocelyn Downie’s contention that Carter definitely does make it legal for doctors to use both “the prescription and the syringe.” Her article is …read more|en savoir plus

Supreme Court seems eerily complacent

Andrew Coyne: Crossing the Rubicon, Supreme Court seems eerily complacent about ramifications of assisted suicide ruling Andrew Coyne | February 6, 2015 | National Post|

One measure of the eerie complacency of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) — the euthanasia case — is that it spends more time on …read more|en savoir plus

Opinion: Legalizing assisted suicide is wrong and dangerous

By Sherif Emil, Special to The GazetteJanuary 17, 2013 At the entry to Paris’s oldest hospital, the Hôtel Dieu, are these words: “To cure occasionally, to relieve often, to comfort always.” Medical historians ascribe this aphorism to Hippocrates, who also gave us our medical oath, an important principle of which …read more|en savoir plus

Quebec to legalize assisted suicide; Death a medical issue, health minister says

Before her death this past October, Gloria Taylor (seated) was at the centre of a right-to-die court battle.

By Katherine Wilton, National Post, Jan. 15, 2013 Quebecers afflicted with a terminal illness may soon be able to seek the help of a doctor in ending their life. A panel of legal experts …read more|en savoir plus

Johnston: Assisted suicide’s dangerous illusion of control

By Dr. Will Johnston, Calgary Herald, Dec. 18, 2012 The daughters are beside themselves. One sat in my office recently, telling me about her father’s trips to the bank that are draining his savings. He gets angry when his daughters challenge him. The money — thousands of dollars, …read more|en savoir plus

How about the right to cry for help? Court ruling asserting a person’s right to assisted suicide reflects discriminatory attitudes toward the disabled

By Amy E. Hasbrouck, Chair of Not Dead Yet July 9, 2012 It has taken me a long time to read through the nearly 400 pages of the June 15 decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court on the issue of assisted suicide. I found reading it to be like a …read more|en savoir plus