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Euthanasia bill a threat to people with illness and disability

SPUC, 21 January 2010

Glasgow, Thursday, 21 January – SPUC Scotland is urging MSPs to oppose the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill because it attacks the first human right - the right to life - and is a threat to all people with illness or disability.

The pro-life organisation said it was a sad day for the Scottish Parliament that one of its leading politicians, Ms Margo MacDonald, was proposing such a dangerous bill.

Life and Death Matters Conference

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Life and Death Matters:

Disability Rights and Incapacity

Date: Monday 29 March 2010

Venue: London Metropolitan University, 16 Goulston Street, E1 7TP (map)

Radical Environmentalism: Moving Us Toward a Eugenic Culture of Death

Sunday, February 01, 2009
Secondhand Smoke

China's notorious one child policy has led to eugenics, sex selection abortion, female infanticide, and other horrors. Now, we are being pushed in that same direction in the West by radical environmentalists in the name of going Green. From the story:

The Resistance Begins: Declaring Non Cooperation with Culture of Death in Washington State

By Wesley J. Smith

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2008

One of the most important services that medical professionals can offer to the people they serve, I think, is to declare their offices and facilities to be "assisted suicide free zones." Indeed, I hope that medical organizations create plaques and certificates to that doctors and health care facilities can mount on office walls.

Terri Schiavo Was Not Brain Dead

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Schindler Family Asks George Stephanopoulos and Mainstream Media to Correct Inaccurate Reporting Regarding Terri's True Medical Condition

Contact: Bobby Schindler, The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 727-490-7603, info@terrisfight.org

Court Upholds Food and Water for Eluana Englaro, Italian Terri Schiavo

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 8, 2007
Milan, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- An Italian court has denied a request by a disabled woman's father to remove her feeding tube and authorize her death by starvation and dehydration. Eluana Englaro has been a coma for 15 years after an automobile accident seriously injured her and, this year, her father asked a Milan court for permission to remove her feeding tube.

This isn't the first time Englaro's case had been in court.

In April 2005, the Italian Supreme Court confirmed a lower court ruling to keep her feeding tube in place.

My heros: Muslim doctors who refuse to starve patients to death

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DAILY MAIL (London)

26 September 2007

By Jill Parkin

None of us likes to imagine such a terrible fate, but this much I do know: If I am ever in a coma I would like to be treated by Muslim or Catholic doctors, because if they're in charge, at least I know I will not be starved to death.

How extraordinary to think that in doing so - in the simple act of keeping me alive - they could be breaking the law.

Ethicists: Vatican text encourages British docs to defy living wills

By Simon Caldwell
19/9/2007

Catholic News Service

LONDON (CNS) – Medical ethicists in Britain said a Vatican document reiterating that it is a moral obligation to provide food and water to patients in a vegetative state will encourage doctors to defy living wills.

Anthony Ozimic, political director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said the document released Sept. 14 by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was "highly significant" for England and Wales, where the Mental Capacity Act will take effect Oct. 1.

Responses to Certain Questions of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Concerning Artifical Nutrition and Hydration

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First question: Is the administration of food and water (whether by natural or artificial means) to a patient in a “vegetative state” morally obligatory except when they cannot be assimilated by the patient’s body or cannot be administered to the patient without causing significant physical discomfort?

Doctors of Defiance

DAILY MAIL (London)

September 24, 2007 Monday

BY Simon Caldwell AND Daniel Martin

MUSLIM MEDICS SAY THEY WILL REFUSE TO LET PATIENTS WITH 'LIVING WILLS' DIE

MUSLIM doctors warned yesterday that they would rather go to jail than allow patients to die in accordance with 'living wills'.

The new Mental Capacity Act allows patients to write the wills, instructing doctors not to try to save them if they become incapacitated.

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