The following article by Alex Schadenberg is a re-post from the LifeNews.com website published 30th May 2017. The Dr Jan Bernheim mentioned in this article is currently in NZ on a speaking tour at the bequest of the Volunteer Euthanasia Society. His purpose here, being to drum up support for Assisted Suicide. Given that 77 % of submissions made to the Parliamentary Health Select Committee on this matter were against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Right to Life believes that the mainstream Euthanasia supporters are now scrambling to prop up support for their failing ideologies. With the help of biased media reporting they are doing all they can to regain lost ground. The article below gives the lie to the assurance that workable safeguards can protect the vulnerable when euthanasia is decriminalised. Reads…
In November 2013, I debated Dr. Jan Bernheim in Brussels, Belgium concerning the practice of euthanasia.
During the debate I explained that data from studies proved that in the Flanders region of Belgium (2007) 32% of the assisted deaths were done without explicit request, assisted deaths were being done by nurses (the law limits the act to physicians) and 47% of the assisted deaths were not reported.
The research indicated that assisted deaths, that are done “outside of the law” share a high co-relation with the demographic group of people who are over the age of 80, who are incompetent to make decisions, who usually die in a hospital and usually have an unpredictable end-of-life trajectory, representing a vulnerable patient group at risk of having euthanasia imposed upon them. [Read more…]