The Christian Institute - Euthanasia News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-ethics/euthanasia The latest euthanasia news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 19 May 2019 13:17:18 +0000 Sun, 19 May 2019 13:17:18 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) BMA advises families to trawl social media to see if sick relatives want to die https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bma-advises-families-to-trawl-social-media-to-see-if-sick-relatives-want-to-die/ New guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) advises searching the old online content of patients on life-support, to see if they want to die.

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Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:42:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bma-advises-families-to-trawl-social-media-to-see-if-sick-relatives-want-to-die/
Dementia patient euthanised despite saying she 'didn't want to die' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dementia-patient-euthanised-despite-saying-she-didnt-want-to-die/ A doctor has been charged with unlawfully ending a patient’s life in the first case of its kind since euthanasia was legalised in the Netherlands in 2002.

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:53:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dementia-patient-euthanised-despite-saying-she-didnt-want-to-die/
French Government advised to maintain end-of-life laws https://www.christian.org.uk/news/french-government-advised-maintain-end-life-laws/ There should be no changes to French law to allow assisted suicide or euthanasia, the French National Consultative Committee on Ethics (CCNE) has advised.

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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:19:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/french-government-advised-maintain-end-life-laws/
BMA: ‘Let doctors euthanise dementia patients’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bma-let-doctors-euthanise-dementia-patients/ Plans to allow doctors to end the lives of patients with severe dementia or other degenerative diseases have been proposed by the British Medical Association (BMA).

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Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:05:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bma-let-doctors-euthanise-dementia-patients/
‘We must give hope to patients asking for euthanasia’ – Dutch doctor https://www.christian.org.uk/news/must-give-hope-patients-asking-euthanasia-dutch-doctor/ People wanting euthanasia for psychiatric reasons need advocates who will stand with them and renew their hope, a Dutch psychiatrist says.

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:10:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/must-give-hope-patients-asking-euthanasia-dutch-doctor/
Dutch doctor who ‘asked family to help with euthanasia’ being investigated https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-doctor-asked-family-help-euthanasia-investigated/ A doctor is under criminal investigation in the Netherlands after killing a patient with the assistance of her family, despite her attempt to resist.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:53:39 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-doctor-asked-family-help-euthanasia-investigated/
Portugal votes no to euthanasia https://www.christian.org.uk/news/portugal-votes-no-euthanasia/ The legalisation of euthanasia has been rejected in Portugal, following opposition from the country’s medical professionals.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:50:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/portugal-votes-no-euthanasia/
Euthanasia measure rejected by Finland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-measure-rejected-finland/ An attempt to legalise euthanasia has been resoundingly defeated in Finland.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 14:00:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-measure-rejected-finland/
Investigations launched into Dutch euthanasia cases https://www.christian.org.uk/news/investigations-launched-dutch-euthanasia-cases/ Criminal investigations have been launched into a number of euthanasia cases in the Netherlands, with concerns that the practice is becoming normalised.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:10:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/investigations-launched-dutch-euthanasia-cases/
‘Dutch case shows the grave dangers of legalising euthanasia’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-case-shows-grave-dangers-legalising-euthanasia/ A disturbing case of a 29-year-old woman being euthanised in the Netherlands has led to politicians speaking out against changing the law in the UK.

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:46:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-case-shows-grave-dangers-legalising-euthanasia/
‘I want to care for people, not kill them’, says Australian doc https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-want-care-people-not-kill-says-australian-doc/ An Australian doctor has spoken out against the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia, saying he wants to help people, not kill them.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-want-care-people-not-kill-says-australian-doc/
Man in 'permanent' vegetative state responds to treatment https://www.christian.org.uk/news/man-permanent-vegetative-state-responds-treatment/ Doctors from the Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod (ISC) in Lyon treated the 35-year-old Frenchman by implanting a nerve stimulator into his chest.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/man-permanent-vegetative-state-responds-treatment/
Vulnerable people being euthanised without consent https://www.christian.org.uk/news/vulnerable-people-euthanised-without-consent/ Hundreds of vulnerable patients are being killed in the Netherlands without giving clear consent, it has been revealed.

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:30:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/vulnerable-people-euthanised-without-consent/
Euthanasia Bill struck down in Tasmania https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-bill-struck-tasmania/ The Australian state of Tasmania has rejected a Bill to legalise euthanasia.

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Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:00:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-bill-struck-tasmania/
‘Dr Death’ selling home suicide kits online https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dr-death-selling-home-suicide-kits-online/ A pro-euthanasia campaigner nicknamed ‘Dr Death’ is selling suicide kits disguised as home brewing equipment, it has been revealed.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 16:06:26 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dr-death-selling-home-suicide-kits-online/
Euthanasia rate soars in the Netherlands https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-rate-soars-netherlands/ Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands rose by 10 per cent last year, an influential medical committee has reported.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:59:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-rate-soars-netherlands/
New Zealanders urged to oppose euthanasia https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-zealanders-urged-oppose-euthanasia/ Powerful arguments against euthanasia and assisted suicide have been put forward by a new campaign group ahead of an attempt to change the law in New Zealand.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:24:32 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-zealanders-urged-oppose-euthanasia/
‘Right-to-die' language is really about wanting a 'right to be killed', says former GP https://www.christian.org.uk/news/right-die-language-really-wanting-right-killed-says-former-gp/ A former GP has criticised the pro-euthanasia movement for using “misleading language”.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:03:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/right-die-language-really-wanting-right-killed-says-former-gp/
Dutch doctor who killed dementia sufferer against her will acted ‘in good faith’, panel rules https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-doctor-killed-dementia-sufferer-will-acted-good-faith-panel-rules/ A doctor who euthanised a dementia sufferer against her will did not break any laws according to a medical committee in the Netherlands.

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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:45:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-doctor-killed-dementia-sufferer-will-acted-good-faith-panel-rules/
Killing people saves money, says Canadian study https://www.christian.org.uk/news/killing-people-saves-money-says-canadian-study/ The legalisation of assisted suicide could save more than $100 million per year for the Canadian health care system, an alarming study has claimed.

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:30:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/killing-people-saves-money-says-canadian-study/