Friday, August 31, 2012

Aussie Dr. Death In Trouble Again

Aussie Dr. Death Philip Nitschke is at it again – getting in trouble with authorities, that is. He’s apparently set up a sham company to continue his pro-death industry.
Euthanasia expert Philip Nitschke accused of gas import scam
EUTHANASIA advocate Philip Nitschke faces a second inquiry that could lead to his being barred from medical practice, after authorities were notified of the use of a sham beer-brewing company to import nitrogen cylinders capable of being used for suicide.
Max Dog Brewing, which has a red cattle dog advertising logo, has been advertised on euthanasia websites as able to provide the tanks, which are compatible with plastic bags used for suffocation. more

Will The Dutch Consider Euthanasia For Dutch Prince?

Well, well see if the Dutch will practice what they preach in euthanizing a member of the Dutch royal family or whether they’ll let him die naturally.
Coma prince sparks euthanasia debate
IT was the tragic end to a winter break: caught off guard by an avalanche, Prince Friso of Holland was crushed under a heavy wad of snow for 23 minutes, his brain starved of oxygen.
Now, six months after the Austrian skiing accident, the 43-year-old prince is still in a deep coma in a London hospital - and his country is debating whether he should be allowed to die. more

India: More On The Poor Asking To Be Euthanized

Here’s more on the current weave of people asking to be euthanized in India because they are leading miserable lives.
They sought euthanasia, were offered jail instead by officials
They lost their parents to a road accident, almost one year ago and are currently living in a dilapidated two-room kuchcha house, which is on the verge of collapse due to incessant rain. This is the story of 14-year-old Nafees and his five siblings of Kannauj's Bisapur village, who asked for government help or euthanasia, but were offered jail instead. more

India: Poor Requesting Euthanasia To End Poverty-Stricken Lives

We’re starting to see more and more of this: As people in developing countries learn about euthanasia, they are requesting it as a way of out of the misery of poverty and hopelessness. How terribly sad.
Penury drives youth to seek euthanasia
Facing penury, a youth and his siblings today approached the district authorities here with a strange plea -- that of euthanasia. more

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Aussie: "Assisted Suicide Defense" Fails

We’re seeing more and more that people involved in plain old murder are using the “assisted suicide defense.” In this Aussie case, it didn’t work.
Assisted suicide murder conviction appeal fails
A man who helped a woman he barely knew to take her own life with a heroin overdose has failed to have have his murder conviction re-assessed and overturned.
Stephen Wayne Carter was jailed for life in 2003 for the murder of Gail Marke in March 2000 at Tewantin, on the Sunshine Coast.
During the trial, the Supreme Court in Brisbane heard Carter had been pestered for two years by an acquaintance, Patrick Smythe, to supply him heroin so he could commit suicide.
The court heard Carter barely knew Ms Marke, who was a friend of Mr Smythe's, but that he helped her die as well. more

Georgia Moves To Make Assisted Suicide A Felony

Good on the state of Georgia – they have redone their assisted suicide law to make engaging in such hijinks a felony.
Assisted suicide ban passes Senate
Assisting someone in committing suicide would become a felony in Georgia under a bill passed Tuesday by the state Senate.
House Bill 1114 was introduced in the wake of a Georgia Supreme Court decision that struck down Georgia's previous assisted-suicide law as unconstitutional. more
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