Germany: Federal Administrative Court declares euthanasia legal in “extreme and exceptional cases”

Bad MedicineThe creeping progress of the Culture of Death has made an important leap forward in Germany, where the Bundesverwaltungsgericht (BVerwG, Federal Administrative Court) issued a decision that declares euthanasia to be legal in “extreme and exceptional cases”, without defining them. This opens the door to a new slippery slope, at the bottom of which one surely will discover that every case is somehow “extreme” and “exceptional”.
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Wallonian Parliament seeks to stop dumping of human remains tiny southern Belgian region of Wallonia has made world headlines for blocking a trade deal between the EU and Canada, concerning 545 million potential beneficiaries. On 9 November 2016 the regional Walloon Parliament in Namur will be debating a much more local issue, how to decendly dispose of the ashes of the 15,000 Walloons who are cremated each year. In the unparalleled complexity of the Belgian federal set-up, legislation on funerals, cremation and burials are deemed a “regional competence”. Continue reading

European Parliament: pro-euthanasia motion fails spectacularly

euthanasia_doctor_with_seringe_810_500_55_s_c1The attempt of a number of radical anti-life MEPs, spearheaded by Elena Valenciano from Spain, to promote the culture of death through a “Written declaration on dignity at the end of life” has failed spectacularly: even though the draft declaration was open for three months, only 95 MEPs have signed it. This is surprisingly little, given that Socialists, Communists, Liberals and Greens in the EP usually lend their full and unlimited support to everything that is apt to underemine the right to life.  To be adopted, the Declaration would have had to garner the support of a majority of the 751 MEPs. Continue reading