culture of death

Belgian Doctors Kill 5 per Day

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Belgium has jumped head first into the darkness that is the culture of death. Euthanasia deaths–the ones recorded, more are done sub rosa–have gone up 27% in one year. From the story: The numbers of euthanasia in Belgium have beaten another record in 2013 with 1,816 cases against 1,432 in 2012, an increase of 26.8%, […]

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Switzerland’s War on the Elderly

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The UK media has reported the case of a third healthy elderly woman in the last several weeks having flown to Switzerland to be made dead. From the Express story: ANOTHER British woman has been helped to die at a Swiss suicide clinic because she had grown tired of life, the Sunday Express can reveal. The 99-year-old Londoner, […]

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Forced Dehydration to Death in Belgium!

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Belgium is what the culture of death looks like, behind the veneer of “compassion” and “choice.” A study in the Journal of Medical Ethics found that nearly 25% of patients denied tube-supplied food and water were dehydrated to death without consent of themselves or family. From the abstract: Response rate was 58.4%. A decision to forgo […]

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They Kill Sick Belgian Children Don’t They?

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Well, they went and did it: Belgium has legalized child euthanasia. There is no age limitation. Here is how it is supposed to work from the Washington Post story: The child must have a terminal and incurable illness, with death expected to occur “within a brief period.” The child must also be experiencing “constant and unbearable physical […]

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Baby Boomer Values Behind Culture of Death?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC As a Baby Boomer, I have to say I am very disappointed in my generation. We thought we were so different and special. Perhaps we were, but not in the unremittingly beneficial way we thought. We did raise the stock in hubris though, so there […]

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Driven Nuts by “Suffering:” Professor Urges Animal Eugenics Aimed at Eradicating Predators

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The problem of suffering and what do to about it has occupied philosophers and religious thinkers since humans first created civilization. This concern has led to to the creation of great religions, such as Buddhism, and impelled some of us to astonishing acts of empathy […]

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Dutch Infanticide: Bioethicists Say It Isn’t the Killing That is Wrong, It is Insufficient Reporting of the Killing

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Ah, the Dutch: Having jumped off a vertical moral cliff when it comes to doctors killing patients, they seek to replace virtue with “transparency” through official reporting. The idea is that control over such practices can be maintained if the homicides are done in front […]

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100,000 Dutch Sign Petitions to Permit Assisted Suicide of the Elderly

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The Dutch show the consequences of opening the door to the assisted suicide banshee. A proposal to allow doctors to assist suicides based solely on age is gaining strength in the Netherlands. From the story: A campaign to give elderly people in the Netherlands the […]

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Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America Finally Available Again

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC And now a word from our sponsor: COD, as I call it, has probably been my most successful book, other than The Lawyer Book, back in 1988. It has certainly had the most impact (followed closely by Forced Exit, which is more narrowly focused on […]

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Will Wonders Never Cease?

A friend sent me the link to this news story the other day. In this Culture of Death, I never ceased to be amazed with the miraculous. This story highlights, yet another person, not quite dead yet, who suddenly and amazingly woke up. Her family said their good byes, and had pulled all of her […]

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