Spiked is an online blog whose writers regard themselves as proudly anti-establishment, but when it comes to abortion, they are all staunch supporters, from Ella Whelan declaring that abortion on the grounds of disability is not discrimination to Anne Furedi's sycophantic praise for Andrew Cuomo’s New York law for abortion to birth for any reason.
The pro-life movement saw a victory this past month as the pro-euthanasia lobby in the EU Parliament failed to gain majority support for a declaration on the so-called “dignity at the end of life”, which included support for euthanasia to include reasons of mental or psychological suffering.
A British poll has found that 77% of people with disability aged 18-24 and 71% of disabled people aged 25-34 were "concerned about pressure being placed on other disabled people to end their lives prematurely", if there were a change in the law on assisted suicide".
In a powerful op-ed in the Irish Times on 12th April 2011, an Irish man with degenerative motor neurone disease (MND) has revealed how he was heavily pressured by the medical community to refuse the ventilator that is keeping him alive.
Last week Dr Philip Nitschke returned to Dublin to hold one of his creepy 'suicide workshops'. Having been refused access to four venues on his prior visit, this Nitschke went straight back to the scruffy, back-street venue, Seomra Spraoi. We're glad to say that the protestors outside numbered twice as many as the attendees of Nitschke's 'workshop' despite the fact that Nitschke received constant favourable publicity on radio before the event.
The pro-life organisation, the Life Institute, has contacted the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, asking that the Gardai ensure that action is taken to prevent a suicide 'workshop' taking place in Dublin on Thursday. The 'workshop' has been organised with the assistance of Atheist Ireland, and features Dr Philip Nitschke, the maverick Australian doctor who promotes assisted suicide as a panacea for elderly and sick people.
The pro-life organisation, the Life Institute, has contacted the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, asking that the Gardai ensure that action is taken to prevent a suicide 'workshop' taking place in Dublin on Thursday. The 'workshop' has been organised with the assistance of Atheist Ireland, and features Dr Philip Nitschke, the maverick Australian doctor who promotes assisted suicide as a panacea for elderly and sick people. Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke demonstrates how someone can kill themselves with an 'exit' bag
A so-called “DIY Euthanasia workshop” was advertised as taking place on March 19th in Outhouse in Capel Street, a centre which was purchased at the cost of €860,000 by the HSE, and which continues to be almost entirely funded by the HSE to the tune of €200,000 every year.
The Life Institute has called on the Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern to enforce the law and intervene to stop a dangerous and illegal workshop which counsels suicide to the elderly, the sick and the vulnerable. Following a public outcry, which saw the cancellation of the event in four other venues, Dr Phillip Nitschke's 'suicide workshop' will now go ahead in a Dublin venue, the Seomra Spraoi.
A controversial pro-euthanasia professor pulled out of an NUIG (Galway University) debate this week. British Professor of Medical Ethics Len Doyal had been invited to speak at the debate but then cancelled his visit citing "scheduling issues".
The Life Institute has said that a “disturbing and exploitative” DIY-Euthanasia workshop should not be allowed to take place in a tax-payer funded community centre. The workshop – which explains to elderly and depressed people how to commit suicide - is scheduled to take place in the Macro building in Dublin 7 tomorrow. “This workshop is deeply disturbing, and the vast majority of people would strongly object to their taxes being used to give a platform to this organization, and to the counsel of despair they offer," said spokeswoman Niamh Ui Bhriain.