Euthanasia and Alzheimer’s: the story of an announced slippage

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Montreal, February 24, 2017 – The murder of a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease on Monday in Montreal resulted in new pressure to extend euthanasia; this time to make it accessible to incapacitated people. While an investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy is still ongoing, all political parties have jumped at this opportunity to draw their own conclusion: we ...

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Euthanasia and Alzheimer’s: Canada takes a step in the wrong direction

The euthanasia machine has once again become activated, following the “compassionate” murder of a woman with advanced stage Alzheimer’s. However, wanting to broaden the law to give advanced consent to suicide – through an advance directive – raises many ethical and moral questions.

What is the status of people with dementia such as Alzheimer’s? Are we talking about a subcategory of human beings that could be eliminated if their “old self” asked for it? Are there categories of “unworthy” people?

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Suicide prevention or aid to suicide?

NOTE: The original article was published in French in the Huffintgon Post on February 8, 2017 (read original article here >>).


A 41-year-old man, father to two children, decided to put an end to his days because he suffered from a dependence on alcohol. A young girl ended her life because she suffered from being sexually abused as a child. Others have put an end to their lives because they were depressed, tired of living, or because ...

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UNITED STATES: American Psychiatric Association takes historic stand on assisted suicide and euthanasia:

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has taken a formal stance against euthanasia saying, “…a psychiatrist should not prescribe or administer any intervention to a non-terminally ill person for the purpose of causing death.” Read more >>

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UNITED STATES (WASHINGTON D.C.): Washington D.C. Mayor Signs Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide, Will Target Blacks and Lead to Abuses:

D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser signed an assisted suicide bill into law despite strong opposition from the black community, disability rights advocates, medial professionals, and others. Read more >>

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