Articles tagged Euthanasia

Finnish Nurse convicted of murdering five patients

Aino Nykopp-Koski (60), a nurse, has been convicted of murdering five of her patients and attempting to murder another five patients. Nykopp-Koski was sentenced yesterday in Helsinki to life in prison. The media reported that: Nykopp-Koski, 60, killed the patients, aged between 70 and 91, with drugs they had not been prescribed, including sedatives and opiates. The murders took place at various hospitals, care homes and patients’ homes between 2004 and 2009, the court heard. Media reported that the court had not been able to determine any motive for the crimes. The Finnish media stated: Between 2004 and 2009, Aino […]
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The acquital of Stéphan Dufour is not an assisted suicide precedent for Quebec.

Yesterday, the acquital of Stéphan Dufour for assisting the suicide of his uncle Chantal Maltais, was unanimously upheld by three judges on the Quebec Court of Appeal. The Quebec court of appeal judges correctly stated: “assisted suicide is a specific intent crime and the Crown had to prove the accused had the intent to cause the death of his uncle. The judges noted Dufour didn’t want his uncle to die and his limited intellectual capacities prevented him from resisting to pressures from Maltais any longer.” Assisted suicide is dealt with under section 241 of the criminal code of Canada. Assisted […]
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NewsBytes Dec. 16 – Life Issues

Fetal Pain Law, Korean abortion problem, Quiet euthanasia, Healing Adult Stem Cells, IVF a lucrative industry, Philippines population bill
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Seniors groups are calling for a National Elder Abuse report line in Australia

The Canadian government has identified elder abuse as a serious societal problem and is making significant investment into elder abuse prevention programs. The Australian newspaper reported today in an article written by Jared Owens that Seniors groups in Australia are demanding a toll-free Elder Abuse report line. The article reports that there have been a string of high-profile manslaughter prosecutions of carers accused of killing their bed-ridden mothers. In Queensland authorities have laid at least five charges in recent months, all were accused of neglecting elderly women in their care. The Australian reported that: Council of the Ageing chief executive […]
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Euthanasia bill soundly defeated in Scotland

"Our supporters need to realize that we are on a roll," said Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, who pointed to a spate of anti-euthanasia victories this year.
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Man, 27, battles hospital to remove ventilator

I have just received a link to an article by Tia Ghose and published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article is about a very difficult case in Antioch Illinois concerning Dan Crews (27), who was paralyzed in a car crash at age 3 and reportedly wants to die by the withdrawal of his ventilator. Crews is ventilator dependent and has been petitioning the Froedtert Hospital to withdraw his ventilator. Crews states that: “He is physically incapable of ending his life.” But the facts of the case are a little different. First: Crews has the right to refuse medical treatment, […]
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