Euthanasia and Suicide

Dignitas Founder Accused of Profiteering from Assisted Suicide Deaths

The founder of the Swiss non-profit association for assisted suicide, Dignitas, 85-year old lawyer Ludwig Minelli, has been accused of profiteering in 3 cases of assisted suicide.  On May 18, Minelli stood accused in the Uster District Court (Zurich) of allegedly...

Finland : Parliament Rejects Bill on Euthanasia

On May 13th, the MPs in Finland rejected a draft bill to legalize euthanasia by a vote of 129 to 60. This bill had been submitted by a member of the National Assembly following a citizens’ initiative calling for euthanasia to be legalized. The Parliament preferred to...

[Press Release] Euthanasia Disguised as Healthcare in France!

As a member of the collective group “Relieve Pain without Killing”, the Alliance VITA association joins them in denouncing the irresponsible conclusion published by the temporary commission of the “CESE” (French Council for the Economy, Society, and Environment) for...

Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Another Transgression

Ever since the Netherlands became the 1st country in the world to decriminalize euthanasia 16 years ago, the requests for euthanasia have been steadily rising. As chairman of the Regional Euthanasia Review Committees Dr. Jacob Kohnstamm, even speaks of it...

Appeal to Sign Manifesto to Promote Palliative Services, not euthanasia

A recent appeal launched by the French Society for Counseling and Palliative Care “(SFAP)” is entitled “YES to comforting, and supporting.  NO to euthanasia.” “We refuse to let ourselves be trapped into a 2-sided debate that reduces patient care at the end-of-life to...