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California Department of Public Health Reports Large Increase in Pet Euthanasia

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) , a California-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation, today reported that the total number of euthanasia of cats and dogs entering California municipal shelters increased ...

ALL: Stimulus Provision Endangers Seniors, Opens the Door for Euthanasia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Judie Brown, president of American Life League, on the eugenics element woven into the healthcare provisions of the stimulus package agreed upon by the House and Senate Feb. 12 as reported by the Associated Press and...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

Euthanasia for newborn babies with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in reality, its acceptance and practice vary between different countries. An editorial in this weeks BMJ asks should it be available? In the Netherlands, about 200,000 live births occur an...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

Euthanasia for newborn babies with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in reality, its acceptance// and practice vary between different countries. An editorial in this week’s BMJ asks should it be available? In the Netherlands, about 200,000 live births occur annu...

Consider Euthanasia For Severely Disabled Babies, College Tells Doctors

An issue which is likely to arouse strong feelings either way has been brought up by senior doctors at a medical college in Britain - the proposal suggests mercy killing of// new borns who are severely disabled. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology put forth this recommendation ...

Swiss Group Appeals Invocation of Euthanasia Option For The Severely Depressed

United Kingdom is being nudged by a Swiss organization to rework on the laws governing assisted suicide, or euthanasia, so that it can be considered for patients// suffering chronic mental ailments and depression. Dignitas, who has Ludwig Minelli at the helm, is petitioning the Swiss Suprem...

Legalization Of Euthanasia Would Not Affect Patient’s Trus

A study conducted at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center shows that patient trust over their doctors would still be strong even if a law to legalize physician-assisted // death were to be enforced in the near future. The study is based on the results of a telephonic survey conducted a...

Italian Court Presides Over the Judgment of Incurably Ill Italian Man, Pleading Euthanasia

Rome – A decision is awaited from the Italian court, presiding over a milestone case regarding a patient named Piergiorgio Welby - suffering// from muscular dystrophy, paralyzed and terminally ill – who has petitioned the court to allow the doctors to disengage him from the respirator, and allow hi...

Religious Leaders Come In The Way Of Euthanasia

The law which stated that doctors can give drugs to end the life of those who are terminally ill was blocked by the upper house of British parliament//. The assisted dying bill of Britain was based on the law in US. It stated that doctors can prescribe lethal drugs to patients who are suffering unb...

Physicians Say No to Euthanasia

According to the survey conducted among the doctors of the Royal College of Physicians it was found that they were against the proposed legislation of Euthanasia. //It was found that about 73% of the doctors were against this law. Lord Joffe's issued a bill for assisted dying where it states that t...

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Euthanasia in Biological News

Researchers genetically link Lou Gehrig's disease in humans to dog disease

... There are no treatments for ALS and DM that clearly have been shown to stop or slow progression of the diseases. Owners of dogs with DM usually elect euthanasia six months to a year after diagnosis when the dogs can no longer support their weight with their pelvic limbs, whereas people with ALS typically progr...

Coffee makes us more likely to say 'yes'

...ption we are more likely to attend to, and agree with, persuasive arguments. The experiments involved asking people their attitudes about voluntary euthanasia before and after reading persuasive arguments against their initial beliefs. Prior to reading the arguments, the participants consumed orange juice w...
Euthanasia in Biological Definition

Barbiturate

...non-therapeutical use Barbiturates in high doses are used for physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and, in combination with a muscle relaxant , for euthanasia and for capital punishment by lethal injection . References Text partially derived from public domain text from U.S. Drug Enforcement ...

Eugenics

...ed tens of thousands of the institutionalized disabled in their compulsory euthanasia programs. They also implemented a number of "positive" eugenics policies, ...pment and methods employed in the death camps were first developed in their euthanasia program. The scope and coercion involved in the German eugenics programs, a...
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